*A new documentary, “Iverson,” chronicles the kid, the young man and star of NBA legend Allen Iverson, as well as his ups-and-downs leading up to his electrifying career, according to the Huffington Post.
Some highlights from the doc and moments of his life are below:
Iverson’s football coach, Gary “Mo” Moore, helped change his life after he failed the eighth grade. Moore moved him into his home.
“I went from the projects, to a real house. It was a big difference.”
Iverson missed 69 days of school. Moore wasn’t having that. He threw him on top of a car. “I wasn’t going to allow him to fail,” Moore said.
Iverson called it his wake-up call.
“I never had a biological son, but I felt that sort of connection with him,” said Moore who became Iverson’s personal manager.
Moving forward, a fight broke out in 1993 between his friends and a group of white people at a bowling alley. He was identified as the main aggressor. Home footage showed he wasn’t. He left the scene.
He was 17 at the time and tried as an adult with three counts of maiming, facing up to 60 years, sentencing to 15, but 10 being suspended.
“People wanted to make an example of him,” Mike Bailey said.
“That was true injustice,” his wife added.
Tom Brokaw covered Iverson’s incarceration. The interview from jail helped to get people to look at Iverson’s case differently, according to Brokaw.
“I got a lot of love for NBC, Tom Brokaw,” Iverson who was granted conditional clemency by then-Virginia Gov. Douglas Wilder after the interview. “He did a lot for me, and I appreciate him and I owe a lot him for that.”
Read more about these moments at the Huffington Post.
Watch an interview with Complex on his new doc below: