Allen Iverson wants you to know he's just a regular dude.
Yes, a regular dude who once gave his rookie teammate Larry Hughes one of his Bentley's just because he could, but still, regular.
And you know what? I kind of believe him.
Iverson took to the Player's Tribune today to share some of the things he's been thinking about these days as a 43-year-old retired ball player.
Spoiler: A.I. doesn't want to talk about practice, OK.
Allen loves to draw, loves movies, loves his former coach at Georgetown, and he wore baggy clothes when he was a star because that's just what he wanted to wear.
Things get interesting when A.I. weighs in on the greatest of all time debate. No shocker here, but Allen calls his former foe "Black Jesus himself," so it's no surprise where he lands: "Mike is the GOAT……. Mike is always going to be the GOAT."
Allen also weighs in on the current state of the Process and "his little dudes." It's not the way he did things back in the day, but A.I is trusting.
Those boys are winning now, I'll tell you that. Those boys are winning, those boys are building something, and those boys are CRAZY crazy talented. More talented than we were in '01 and those teams? Yeah - yeah, you know what, I'd say so. Joel and Ben and Jimmy…. that's a Big Three, man. That's a Big Three for the present and the future. It's a moment in Philly now, for sure. And I'm loving every moment of being a part of it.
Let's just hope the 2018-2019 Sixers don't wind up against Kobe and Shaq in the playoffs.
The whole piece is refreshing in an A.I. sort of way. Philadelphia fans hear from him from time to time around the Wells Fargo Center but it's nice to hear Allen talk about what Allen wants to talk about.
Is it possible to be a regular dude who gave away a Bentley just because? Most would guess no. But people don't always have the right answer.
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