Allen Iverson’s classic step-over on Tyronn Lue immortalized in beer form
NBA legend Allen Iverson has had many memorable moments in his colorful career — most of them good, and some of them not very much. Nevertheless, there’s no denying that one of, if not the most iconic moment of his career is his disrespectful step-over on Tyronn Lue during the 2001 NBA Finals.
This very moment by Iverson was recently immortalized by a company named Lost Tavern Brewing, who decided to use the imagery as the design on their latest IPA beer can.
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🏀WE TALKIN’ BOUT PRACTICE🏀 H-Town | 6/20 | 12pm 8.5% DIPA brewed with milk sugar and dry hopped with Cashmere, Citra & El Dorado! $20/4pk | Two 4pks/pp We had a great canning run on this juice bomb and will have roughly 23 cases available for general sale at the Hampton Ave side window this Saturday. Call ahead ordering available at open (12pm)! All presale orders to be picked up at rear Oak Street loading dock behind brewery. 🥂Until We Brunch Again🥂: We will have a final count on this 6.5% Raspberry Bellini inspired sour ale shortly but anticipating between 35-40 cases available for general sale on Saturday at open! $20/4pk | Two 4pks/pp 🍺☎️(484)851-3980☎️🍺 @randevoofoodtruck will be on the scene all day Saturday!!! Shoutout to @thetwistedplottco for this killer label!!
Allen Iverson’s audacious move still echoes to this very day, to the extent that some folks continue to use the image in various merchandise. I think this is the first time we’ve seen it in beer form, though.
For those who want to relive that moment, here’s a clip of that infamous incident from multiple angles:
19 YEARS AGO TODAY Allen Iverson stepped over Tyronn Lue on his way to 48 points! pic.twitter.com/79buJdhNou
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 6, 2020
Iverson was absolutely on point in that game, finishing with 48 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a surprise victory in Game 1 of the series. The Lakers were the heavy favorites to win the title that year — their second consecutive championship — and they almost went through the entire postseason without losing.
The Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant-led Lakers swept all three rounds of the Western Conference to set up a feisty matchup against then-league MVP Iverson and his Sixers. Iverson made sure there would be no sweep in the Finals, as he willed his team to victory in Game 1 in Staples Center.
Unfortunately for Iverson and the Sixers, that was the only game they won in the series. The Lakers went on to win the next four games en route to title No. 2 out of three. Nonetheless, that Iverson step-over arguably still remains to be the most unforgettable moment of the series.