Allen Iverson’s new big goal: to become professional fisherman

allen-iverson-fishingOf all people, who would expect NBA legend Allen Iverson to want to try fishing?

Retired NBA star has revealed that he wants to become a professional fisherman, according to Bleacher Report.

“I want to become a professional fisherman,” says Iverson with absolute sincerity. “I want to get good enough to compete with the best in the world and be on ESPN. I’m good right now, but I could be the best. That’s my dream right now. I’m really going to make it happen.”

Iverson, spent 14 seasons in the NBA, playing in 914 NBA games (901 started), and holds career average of 26.7 points per game, and 6.2 assists per game, with 41.1 minutes per game.

He scored a total of 24,368 career points. He was the winner of both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year honors. He is an 11-time All-Star, and 4-time NBA scoring champion.

And yet with all the above accomplishments, Iverson wants to become professional fisherman. As a kid, he stood on the rocks on the shores of Newport News and tried to hook blue catfish in the James River—which poured into Chesapeake Bay—with a makeshift rod.

Iverson carefully picks out best fishing equipment and seems to be quite serious about the whole thing.

He owns half a dozen rods and has expert knowledge of hooks, lures and everything else that goes in a tackle box.

According to the report, Iverson knows the best bait for different types of fish. He once spent a half-hour wrestling a wily marlin on the high seas that weighed half as much as him.

“That thing tasted good, though,” he says. “We were eating fish for breakfast, lunch and dinner,” he recalled.

Iverson seems to have big plans as far as his fishing goes.

“They’re gonna need to give me a fishing reality show,” Iverson said. “Just watch me.”


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