On this day 15 years ago we got one of the most memorable Finals moments ever

Fifteen years ago on June 6, 2001 the Philadelphia 76ers stole a game away from the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals with a 107-103 score. Those Lakers would go on to win the series 4-1 and win another ring for their three-peat that featured Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. However, that first game was all about the smallest guy on the court, Allen Iverson.

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A.I., or “The Answer” if you prefer nicknames, lit up the Lakers for 48 points, five steals, six assists and five rebounds in Game 1. However, it’s not the stats that everyone remembers. It’s the moment in overtime when Iverson crossed up Lakers guard and current Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue and made him fall to the ground. Not only that, he stepped right over him and gave him the meanest stare down in Finals history.

Ben Bornstein was born in San Antonio, TX. That would explain his love for the Spurs and good basketball. He was raised in Orlando, Florida for most of his life though, so he has special feelings for the Magic too. He is an avid NBA, NCAA, and NFL fan who ...Read more
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