Whether it’s scoring at will, taking defenders off the dribble, swiping the ball from opponents, creating plays for his teammates, or simply excelling on things not designed for someone his size, Allen Iverson has proven how skilled he is as a player.
But there’s more to him in the talent department, even outside of the basketball court.
In an essay for The Players’ Tribune, a former teammate of Iverson in Aaron Mckie revealed one other thing that most people didn’t know the former MVP can do very well.
“A.I. can draw! Yessir, as in paper and pencil sketches. It’s a semi-secret about him: He’s a really good artist. He would always draw pictures of us and just slide ’em in our locker. He’d have headphones on and he’d be going at it on a piece of paper. Then all of a sudden, he’d just bust out laughing looking at his own drawing. … My advice — if you ever get around AI, ask him to draw somebody else in the room. Tell ’em Aaron sent you.”
He is, indeed, the talented Mr. Iverson.
The Iverson and Mckie played eight seasons together in Philadelphia, with their partnership peaking in 2001 as the Sixers went to the NBA Finals.