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Allen Iverson helping cover college application fees for class at former H.S.

Before Allen Iverson rocketed to national superstardom as a member of the Georgetown Hoyas men’s basketball team and later as a No. pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, he became a local legend at Bethel High School in Hampton, Va.

Iverson has never forgotten his roots, and recently he teamed up with Reebok to help along a class of students at his alma mater with their college dreams.

Thanks to the partnership between “The Answer” and Reebok — a company that incidentally continues to produce sneakers that celebrate the Iverson brand — next year’s senior class at Bethel High will have their college application fees covered.

The 209 current juniors learned of the generous gesture courtesy of a video featuring a message from Iverson.

“What up, y’all? I got Reebok to cover your college application fees, so skies the limit, and you’ll get a new pair of kicks,” Iverson said.

It merits noting that it was just a few months ago that Bethel High School renamed their gymnasium to honor Iverson, who was left overcome with emotion over the tribute.

Iverson, while a breathtaking talent, was without question one of the more enigmatic and mercurial NBA players of his era. That being said, he remains greatly revered by his fans and has always been known as an intensely loyal person. The act of working with Reebok to help cover these students’ costly college application fees only further reinforces both of those notions.