Allen Iverson speaks on playing basketball with Nelly and his impression of "White Iverson."
Allen Iverson, or the Answer, was a scoring point guard unlike anything the league has seen before or after his time in the NBA. That’s why we’ve always been incredulous about Nelly’s claims that he beat AI in a game of H.O.R.S.E. back in the day.
However, in a recent interview with Complex, Iverson copped to the claims and admitted it really happened:
“Me and Nelly played H.O.R.S.E. He’s a friend of mine. I remember one night we went to Jermaine Dupri’s studio and I had been drinking before I got there. We went into the gym and he beat my ass. Then he went on 106 and Park and bragged about it. So the next time we played, I made sure that I came prepared. I hadn’t drunk anything and beat his ass. And during that game he was saying, ‘You need to get him a couple drinks.’ I told him, ‘Nah. Not today. You ain’t going to brag on this one.’”
Nelly had no shame in his game after that win, and he paid the price. He probably still brags about it though.
Iverson also gave his thoughts on Post Malone, specifically his hit single “White Iverson” that uses the former NBA player as a metaphor for himself. “I want to meet him,” Iverson declares, “he did an awesome job.” He later adds, “It definitely gets a lot of record play around here. And it’s just an honor for him to make a song with my name in it.”
Feel free to cite us every time someone tries to diss on Post Malone using Iverson’s name. Check out the rematch between AI and Nelly in a video from 2012 below.