ESPN 30 For 30: No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson [Video]
For those that missed it or didn't know about it, last night ESPN aired their 30 For 30 documentary series chronicling NBA star’s Allen Iverson’s trial from a 1993 incident that racially divided his hometown of Hampton, Virgina.
On February 13, 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson entered a Hampton, Virginia bowling alley with several classmates. 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 older white men. The fallout from the fight and the handling of the subsequent trial landed 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.