This Day In Sneaker History: Iverson Steps Over Tyronn Lue in 2001 NBA Finals

Allen Iverson was not a fun and easy person to guard in his prime. Ask Michael Jordan, Reggie Miller and all of the other guards that were active during his days in the City of Brotherly Love. As fans, we witnessed countless crossovers, hesitations and step back moves that made helpless defenders look really bad. Our “This Day In Sneaker History” column showcases one of the more memorable Allen Iverson highlights in his career. On June 16, Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers stole a nail-biting game 1 from the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2001 NBA Finals. The game 1 win was very shocking, but the way in which AI won the game will never leave our memories. While wearing a black and white version of the Reebok Answer IV, Iverson crossed helpless Tyronn Lue over, drained the shot and politely (if you will) stepped over a grounded Lue as he made his way to the other end of the court. Is this Iverson’s most memorable moment or does the MJ crossover sit above all of Iverson’s highlights?

Reebok Answer IV Black/White
Reebok Answer IV Black/White
Allen Iverson steps over Tyronn Lue in the Reebok Answer IV Black/White
Allen Iverson laying it up in the Reebok Answer IV Black/White
Allen Iverson in the Reebok Answer IV Black/White
Allen Iverson wearing the Reebok Answer IV Black/White
Allen Iverson sporting the Reebok Answer IV Black/White
Allen Iverson in the Reebok Answer IV Black/White