One of the most iconic moments in playoff history is Allen Iverson stepping over Tyronn Lue in the Philadelphia 76ers’ Game 1 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2001 NBA Finals. During Iverson’s Hall of Fame induction speech last week, he brought up the play that helped cement his legacy as one of the games most unique players.
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TMZ caught up with Lue at LAX to ask him about Iverson’s story, and Lue confirmed that the little exchange at the free throw line was 100 percent true and that the two have a close, personal relationship that few knew about before Iverson’s speech.
After the confirmation, the TMZ reporter asked Lue about his thoughts about Iverson potentially coaching in the NBA, and Lue responded with, “Yeah, he can come coach with me.”
It’s hard to imagine Lue being completely serious, but watching Iverson on the sidelines giving Kyrie Irving pointers would be fun to follow for a season.
Of course, the Cavaliers are coming off an NBA title and returning the core of their lineup in Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson. Lue just signed a five-year extension worth $35 million to stay with the Cavs, too. Adding Iverson to the fold would only add more intrigue to a season in which all eyes will be on the Cavs yet again.