PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In a Rangers hat!
Allen Iverson joined Stephen Colbert on Wednesday night’s Late Show to talk about being inducted into the Hall Of Fame last week. Colbert replayed Iverson’s crossover against Michael Jordan during his rookie year.
“I didn’t really pay attention to it until the aftermath of it all,” Iverson said of his crossover on MJ. “It was a special moment in my career because that was my idol.”
Colbert also asked AI about the way he impacted the cultural landscape of the game and if he feels he paved the way for current NBA athletes to act and dress however they please.
“That’s a bitter sweet thing for me,” Iverson said. “I was young, I was 21-years-old, and I took the ass-whopping for these guys today to be able to be themselves. I wasn’t afraid to be who I am. I didn’t think anything was wrong with it. I dressed like the guys I grew up with.”