NBATV will release “Everything but the Chip” a documentary about Allen Iverson, Larry Brown, and the Sixers’ 2001 NBA Finals run
NBA TV will air a new documentary on Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers’ improbable run to the 2001 NBA Finals.
NBA TV: Allen Iverson, Sixers NBA Finals Documentary
Well, that looks fucking amazing.
I know the majority of Sixers fans on social media are all in their early years, but the 2001 NBA Finals run is what folks like me grew up with.
It wasn’t “The Process” or glorifying a general manager who brought a failed ideology to basketball in Philadelphia.
It was Allen Iverson risking his life every single night on the court, carrying a group of rag-tag players to the finals against Shaq and Kobe while arguing with Larry Brown every step of the way.
Still on the internet today, you see people who really don’t understand what Iverson did for the game of basketball not only in the city of Philadelphia, but across the entire world.
I mean hell, I was in 8th grade at Garnet Valley Middle School in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania wearing an Iverson jersey, a pair of of “Answer IV’s” and wondering why I couldn’t have tattoos and cornrows as the ripe age of 12. Point being, Iverson changed the game and really, delivered on one of the best seasons of basketball Philadelphia has ever witnessed.
The release of this is actually perfect since the current Sixers team is filled with a bunch of soft, miserable babies that refuse to become “dogs” in the playoffs.
Iverson was and really, still is the definition of “Philly Tough”. It was The Answer vs Everybody and he lift his entire team up around him on his way to the finals.
Even with the Sixers getting bounced in five games, Iverson was incredible.
- Game 1: 48 PTS
- Game 2: 23 PTS
- Game 3: 35 PTS
- Game 4: 35 PTS
- Game 5: 37 PTS
Take it back to the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks, which the Sixers managed to win in 7 Games and Iverson dominated that series too.
- Game 1: 34 PTS
- Game 2: 16 PTS
- Game 3: DNP
- Game 4: 28 PTS
- Game 5: 15 PTS
- Game 6: 46 PTS
- Game 7: 44 PTS
Yep. Iverson dropped 44 points in Game 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks to lead the Sixers to the NBA Finals. An absolute masterclass.
In the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, Iverson and the Sixers beat Vince Carter and the Toronto Raptors in 7 games.
- Game 1: 36 PTS
- Game 2: 54 PTS
- Game 3: 23 PTS
- Game 4: 30 PTS
- Game 5: 52 PTS
- Game 5: 20 PTS
- Game 7: 21 PTS
I mean seriously, that is a Hall of Fame player right there. Let’s all keep that in mind when watching the Sixers go out there and play like complete ass every year in the second round of the playoffs.
Iverson would never.
Watch on Wednesday, May 31st at 8PM on NBA TV