Allen Iverson Celebrity Game Recap
The Answer returns to the court in Greensboro.
Flipping things up a bit, Allen Iverson and his Crossover Promotions team brought the Allen Iverson Celebrity Weekend to Greensboro, NC instead of the usual 757. The game (which featured AI, White Chocolate, Roscoe Johnson, and local celebrities) was played in front of a sold out crowd at UNC freshman PJ Hairston’s alma mater Dudley High School and all of the proceeds went directly to Iverson’s latest charity, the I Choose Life Foundation.
The game didn’t go without controversy, as a local radio host claimed that Chuck didn’t attend his Camp Crossover the day before after a wild night at the club. We can squash that one real quick, since we were there doing an interview with Allen and saw him running around with the campers all day. Just another example of how there will always be haters.
Once the game itself actually popped off, it was a pretty chill environment with most of the guys going half speed at best. Iverson kept it 100 with us the day before, saying, “We’re just going to go out there and have fun. I’m definitely looking for a job, so I’m not going to go out there and play like it’s Game 7 of the NBA Finals.” Staying true to his word, the former NBA scoring champ spent the majority of his time chilling on the perimeter and shooting Js. Playing the entire game, it was easy to see that he’s still in ridiculous shape and looked like he could have stayed on the hardwood for another two hours if he wanted to do so.
Not trying to steal all the glamour at his own game, the former NBA scoring champ let White Chocolate and Roscoe Johnson do their thing. The streetball duo hooked up for a number of jaw-dropping oops, including one that went high off of the wall. The two connected on what seemed like a dozen oops and got the crowd more hyped than anyone in the gym. The game wasn’t about the highlights, though. At the end of the day, it was about giving back to the fans and Iverson providing a positive impact for the youth that he didn’t have coming up.
“Man, this is just me saying thanks to give the people the same thing that they gave me for all of these years,” Iverson explained after the game. “It’s an opportunity for me to help kids dream and believe that they can be anything that they want to be. Any time that I can come out and speak anything positive, that’s the main objective above everything.”