“Here are some things about Allen Iverson that I want you to know, by Allen Iverson.”
NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson published an article on The Player's Tribune today, which he simply describes as “Here are some things about Allen Iverson that I want you to know, by Allen Iverson.”
In the piece, titled "Allen," A.I. recalls a number of lesser known stories from his college days at Georgetown thru his illustrious NBA career. For instance, the time he walked in on Michael Jordan puffing a cigar, while wearing his uniform, in the coaches' office prior to the 2003 All-Star game.
"It’s almost like I’ll remember the details about that moment and then I’ll get worked up from remembering it, just thinking about how cool that man is, you know what I’m saying?? I mean, he….. Y’all! Y’ALL. He’s smoking a CIGAR, with his UNIFORM on…… before the NBA ALL-STAR GAME. And man, he’s in the COACHES’ OFFICE. He’s in the coaches’ office. You’re smoking your big-ass cigar in the coaches’ office, in your damn uniform, with your feet kicked up like it’s nothing, before your very last All-Star Game?? Man — you run everything. You run EV-ER-Y-THING!!"
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Iverson also wrote about why he loves the classic movie "Heat," which he ranks as one of his favorite films of all-time. Excluding Heat, A.I. ranked the following as his top-5: Casino, Hoodlum, Devil In A Blue Dress, Law-Abiding Citizen, and Troy.
And his All-time NBA starting five (also excluding himself): Steph Curry, MJ, Kobe, LeBron & Shaq.
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Other topics discussed by The Answer include "The Process," his iconic style, Meek Mill, advice he gives younger players, and the time he straight up gave Larry Hughes the keys to his Bentley when Hughes was a rookie with the Sixers.
You can check out "Allen," aka "some things about Allen Iverson that I want you to know, by Allen Iverson," via the link embedded below.