Allen Iverson and The Players Tribune published a long-form article shedding light on various moments in his life. Starting things off with a hilarious story about Larry Hughes, Iverson talks about Hughes running out of gas in Iverson’s Bentley (car) in West Philadelphia.
He continues, sharing his love for drawing, specifically as a cartoonist. Teammates were liable to get drawn up as a cartoon with certain features definitely put on blast.
The most powerful part of his article was about an experience with Iverson’s Coach at Georgetown. At a game against Villanova, fans had dressed up in orange jumpsuits with a sign that said “ALLEN IVERSON: THE NEXT MJ”, except MJ was crossed out to say OJ.
Because of Allen Iverson’s history, his life experiences, these fans were doing everything they could to embarrass and disrespect him. He shared that Coach Thompson sent the team inside the locker room while he went and talked to the refs, threatening to forfeit the game if they didn’t take care of those four fans.
The power behind these stories, especially coming from AI is truly incredible. Even at his most famous. Iverson felt that people would rather be around a white criminal, than a black famous person.
Think about the last decade here in America. Do you really feel like times are much different than 2001?
Towards the end of the article, Iverson shares his top 5 all-time MC list, excluding himself of course.
TOP FIVE ALL-TIME MCs
His choices are similar to most people’s usual winners for the top MCs of all time. Do you agree with his selections or nah? Let us know in the comments below!