ALLEN IVERSON – BLACK MAGIC
You know I couldn’t let Iverson get inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame without making him a proper highlight mix first.
When it comes to my favorite NBA players of all time, the list always goes:
However, only one of these players have I NOT made some sort of highlight video for, until now. And it was no better time than to honor the “pound for pound” G.O.A.T. with an official Double Clutch mix, than the day of his induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.
Not to take away from the actual ceremony, of course, because it’s kind of a big deal. I know many of us Iverson fans thought the day would never happen. When the moment finally arrived, I figured the least I could do is make a video and dedicate it to the ‘Answer’ as he receives Basketball’s highest honor. Check it out below.
I might be biased but, after watching it a few times, I gotta say this is one of the best Iverson highlight mixes I’ve ever seen; an instant classic, hands down. Short as it may be, (I literally decided to make it hours before the ceremony would air on NBATV) the video packs a mean punch. As with anything involving Iverson and basketball, it’s a dynamic, straight to the point and full of emotion.
The 1:00 minute compilation of ankle-breaking crossovers and breathtaking dunks -most of them from a young A.I. during his college, early 76ers and even his High School years when he was known simply as “Bubba Chuck”- really captures the Virginia natives unparalleled raw talent, skill and athleticism. It shows the side of player many of today’s younger basketball fans didn’t get to witness. But like Iverson on the court, blink and you might miss it.
And if you were wondering about the title, I borrowed it from the Alchemist produced Styles P song of the same name, Black Magic, whose instrumental serves as the videos soundtrack.