When Allen Iverson won the NBA MVP Award in 2001, he joined a select group of point guards to capture the sport's top honor. Not since Magic Johnson won his third MVP Award in '88 had a one guard been honored as the best player in the league. But Iverson broke the string with one of the finest years for a small guard in NBA history. He led the league with a 31.1 points per game average, the fourth time he led the league in scoring. He also racked up 2.5 steals per game, which led the league that season. He would go on to lead the league in steals the next two seasons as well. The 11-time All-Star was a rare scorer who could play shutdown defense on an opponent's best guard. His leadership was on display nightly as he was widely respected by fans, teammates and opponents alike. Iverson has autographed and inscribed "MVP 2001" on this limited edition (30) Spalding indoor/outdoor basketball in silver paint pen. His signature and inscription are deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated's Five-Step Process.