Later, affectionately known (and given the moniker) “The Answer,” beforehand, Iverson attended Georgetown University, was drafted and played for the Philadelphia 76’ers in 1996 then went on to the Denver Nuggets.
Most known for his relatable way, (run-ins with the law), his cornrows, and scoring prowess (having played both point-guard and shooting guard positions), no one can deny that Iverson was the people’s ballplayer.
In November 2008 Iverson was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the Detroit Pistons and then in December 2009, returned back to the 76’ers where he was well-received by sold-out crowds in droves with standing ovations (despite losing against his former team: Denver Nuggets, on December 7, 2009).
He eventually left the 76’ers indefinitely in 2010 stating the need to tend to his 4 year-old daughter Messiah’s health issues. After playing his last game in October 2010 and winning four scoring titles, he retired his No. 3 jersey. The 97-minute documentary about Iverson’s life will air at the Tribeca Film Festival at 9:30 p.m. this coming Sunday which also features cameo’s from Dwayne Wade and Carmelo Anthony speaking about Iverson.
Even he’s laughing……………………. all the way to the bank from the parents of countless ten year-old’s camping out at sneaker store doors waiting to get their hands on that cutesy-wootsy sneaker setting ’em back about $140 bucks.
Photo credits: Reebok “FortheWin”
The 13th Annual Tribeca Film Festival (co-founded by DeNiro), kicked off its festivities in New York City last weekend with the premier of “Time is Illmatic”-a documentary based upon Nas’ landmark, nine track 1994 album: “Illmatic.” This weekend, it’s Iverson.