Friday Doc Pick- No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
There’s no better time to be a Philadelphia sports fan. The Flyers are back in the Stanley Cup, the Phillies are favorites to win the National League (again) and the Eagles are gearing up for a future with Kevin Kolb at the helm. Let’s not forget our Sixers though, they hold the #2 pick in this year’s draft. They haven’t been in the news as heavily recently, but there’s one person who could always sell seats… our beloved Allen Iverson.
Today’s documentary pick isNo Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson. It’s aNetflix new release and part of ESPN’S “30 for 30” series of athlete biographies.
The documentary takes us back to a high school Iverson destined for greatness and details how the first pick of the 1996 NBA draft nearly had his future derailed by a bowling alley brawl. Hoop Dreams director Steve James reveals the incident’s impact on Iverson’s career and hometown. He returns to Hampton, Va. to take a personal look at this still disputed incident, even after A.I’s eventual absolution. Check out the trailer.