Michael Jordan to Allen Iverson After Getting Crossed Over: ‘You Don’t Love Me You Lil B*tch’

Published 12/20/2021, 5:30 PM EST
SHANGHAI, CHINA – NOVEMBER 10: American former basketball player Allen Iverson receives interview during rehearsal for 2018 Double 11 Global Shopping Festival on November 10, 2018 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)


Allen Iverson is an 11 time NBA All-Star and a true legend of the game. He won the All-Star MVP in the 2001 and 2005 seasons and the NBA’s MVP in 2001. His iconic move, the Allen Iverson cross over was one of the many moves in his arsenal. One of the most famous moments in NBA history came during a battle between Michael Jordan and Iverson.

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Iverson used his iconic cross-over on His Airness himself, which turned into a sensation among fans.

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Allen Iverson and Michael Jordan:

The date was March 12, 1997, when Allen Iverson got his moment of fame. The Chicago Bulls took on the Philadelphia 76ers in a matchup that saw Iverson face off against his idol.

A rookie breaking the ankles of the undoubted GOAT is a scene no fan would want to miss. This is exactly what happened during the game. Allen Iverson took Michael Jordan to the cleaners with his iconic cross over, which caused the crowd to roar into applause.

According to Iverson, Michael Jordan is still not over that moment. During an interview with Shannon Sharpe, Allen Iverson narrated an interesting story.

I went to a Charlotte Hornets game, and he had me come in, and me and him just sitting back and drinking and reminiscing or whatever, and I was like, ‘Man, I love you, man.’ And he was like, ‘You don’t love me, you lil b****. You wouldn’t have crossed me up like that if you did’,” said Allen Iverson.

Michael Jordan has certainly not come to terms with a rookie breaking his ankles. And his hilarious reaction reflects his emotions!

Iverson’s playing career:

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Allen Iverson is a legend in his own right. Despite not having an advantage physically, he is one of the greatest scorers in the game. Iverson played for 14 seasons for four different teams.

He averaged 26.7 points, 6.2 assists, 3.7 rebounds and has been a part of 11 NBA All-Stars. He was the first overall draft in the 1996 NBA draft and was signed by the Philadelphia 76ers.

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His rebellious nature has always caused a buzz among fans, which explains his huge fan following. Despite the controversies and his flashiness, Iverson proved himself on the court. He became the sixth-fastest player to score 20,000 career points in the NBA in 2007.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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