I'd have to disagree......Iverson has one of the worst work ethics in the entire sports arena.
Well I'm assuming 2 things:
1) Iverson would have crafted a stronger work ethic playing college football than he did playing college basketball. In the former case, he would have to wait 3 years to get the big $$$, while in the latter he was able to wait just 2 years (and probably didn't have to wait that long). Also it takes much more development to go from a HS player to a pro player in football than in basketball. So I'm assuming that given 3 years at some major football program, he would have developed a better work ethic than he shows now.
2) Playing football at a major division I school would have caused him to hit the weight room, so that he probably would have entered the NFL weighing something like 170-175 pounds, basically being the same size as Marvin Harrison and developing into a Deion Sanders-type DB in terms of abilities in run support.
But all this is pure speculation, because I recall none of the major Division I programs were willing to touch him with a 100-foot pole after his legal run-ins in HS besides Georgetown. And also, knowing Iverson's ego, he probably would not have been willing to play cornerback at a school such as UNC, Ohio State, or FSU. You're right in that the deck was stacked against him, but considering how gifted an athlete he was, that if he had said when he was 16 that he wanted to concentrate on football more than basketball, I think he would become a slightly different Allen Iverson as we know today, and would have become the next Deion Sanders.
You're probably right but I'm positive I've seen a picture of a basketball team and they were sitting next to each other. Now that I think about it, it was in a commercial a couple years ago. I think a Reebok commercial.
I wouldn't be surprised if this was an AAU photo.