15 Years Ago: When Allen Iverson Crossed Over Michael Jordan. For many Sixers fans, it was one of the most exciting moments in the career of Allen Iverson (right up there with stepping over Tyronn Lue in the 2001 NBA Finals and his infamous “Practice” rant). On March 12, 1997, late in a game against the Chicago Bulls, Iverson found himself matched up one-on-one against the legendary Jordan.
A recap from Bleacher Report:
“At the start of the sequence, Iverson sized up Jordan at the top of the key and then dribbles behind the 3-point line. He gives Jordan an abbreviated version of his crossover, which causes Jordan to over-commit to Iverson’s left. As soon as Jordan collects himself, Iverson performs an even more violent crossover, and Jordan is left flailing at air as Iverson gains enough space to knock down an 18-foot jumper.”
To watch the full video of the sequence, click here.
Iverson is not doing as well these days as he is reportedly broke, but we can all look back and remember…
[Youtube, Bleacher Report, Forbes, h/t @meechone]
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