ESPNs 30 for 30: The Trial of Allen Iverson

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson. Premieres Tuesday Apr 13 8PM ESPN.  Now this is something I will have to watch. ESPNs 30 for 30 has been one of the greatest shows this year and I hope the Allen Iverson Story doesnt disappoint.

On Valentine’s Day 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson was bowling in Hampton, Va., with five high school friends. It was supposed to be an ordinary evening, but it became a night that defined Iverson’s young life. A quarrel soon erupted into a brawl pitting Iverson’s young black friends against a group of white patrons. The fallout from the fight and the handling of the subsequent trial landed the teenager—considered by some the nation’s best high school athlete—in jail and sharply divided the city along racial lines. Oscar nominee Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) returns to his hometown of Hampton, where he once played basketball, to take a personal look at this still-disputed incident and examine its impact on Iverson and the shared community.

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