Showtime will air a special feature-length programming that documents one of the greatest athletes of all time: Allen Iverson. The documentary, entitled “Iverson,” displays the rise and fall of A.I’s career.
For those who do not know who he is, Allen Iverson (or the “Answer“) is one of the most talked-about athletes in sports history, as he left his mark in every aspect of professional sports. From his street demeanor, to his signature Reebok shoe, “A.I” set the stage and paved the way for many of today’s young basketball players.
When it came to his skill set, Iverson was, and is still known for his quick speed. He is also remembered by his one-of-a-kind crossovers that often times confused defenders and amazed fans worldwide. During his 14-year career as an NBA player, Iverson played with four teams: Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzles and the Detroit Pistons.
Iverson is also known for his famous “practice” speech which just marked it’s 13-year anniversary.
Away from his play Iverson faced many troubles in the NBA and also in his personal life. From being arrested to going through a messy public divorce, A.I has been through it all; yet through his tragedies he still remained true to the game.
“Iverson” the documentary airs on Showtime Saturday, May 16th at 9:00 ET.