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In the Association’s history, there might have not been a more polarizing figure that former Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson and recently, Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix detailed a time where he bought AI a beer after a playoff loss.
The beer buying moment happened following a Sixers’ loss to the Boston Celtics in the opening round of the 2001-02 Eastern Conference playoffs and below is video of Chris telling the story:
Chris Mannix once bought Iverson a beer [Dime Magazine]
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It was the 2002 playoffs. The Celtics had just eliminated the Philadelphia 76ers from the playoffs. And Allen Iverson was thirsty.
So Iverson, then at the peak of his powers and just one year removed from his NBA Most Valuable Player performance and the Sixers’ NBA Finals run, gave a Celtics ball boy $2,000 to stock the Sixers’ team bus with beer. That ball boy — or “ball...
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Sports Illustrated NBA writer Chris Mannix was a ballboy for the Boston Celtics for 10 years. So before he ever had stories to tell as a journalist, he had them as a ballboy.
One of those stories involves Allen Iverson, beer, and about $2,000. A story that Mannix shared in recently as a part of the Off The Record with Chris Mannix and Mark Bechtel video series for SI.
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Oh yeah, that ball boy happened to be SI’s Chris Mannix.
On this lack of news day, this story of how Allen Iverson sent him out after a playoff game in Boston with two grand is probably...