Clearly, he didn’t practice.
Newly minted Hall of Famer Allen Iverson hit the late night scene in New York Wednesday, stopping by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and taking the host up on his challenge of a wastepaper basket shootout.
It didn’t go well for AI.
Colbert destroyed Iverson — he even trash-talked him a little, too — beating the scoring machine, 6-0.
Iverson took it in stride, and even joked about his poor showing.
“I’m Oh-for Winfrey,” he cracked.
Allen Iverson rocks a red, white and blue Rangers cap while in New York for an interview with Stephen Colbert.
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Iverson was dressed in his signature style — sweats, white t-shirt, Reeboks and chains — and laughed when Colbert — who was wearing Iverson’s kicks, The Question — asked him how he feels about the way players look today when he reflects on the criticism he took during his playing days.
“That’s a bittersweet thing for me, because I was young, I was 21 and I took the ass-whooping for these guys today for them to be able to be themselves,” Iverson said. “I wasn’t afraid to be who I am. I didn’t think anything was wrong with it. I dressed like the guys I grew up with.”
The NBA introduced a dress policy, in large part due to Iverson’s look, that has spawned the wild styles that are seen in arenas today — that means you, Russell Westbrook.
“And my cornrows, it was just because I was tired of going from city to city and having different barbers cut my hair,” Iverson said. “They were messing my hair up.”