Tyronn Lue Poses For Picture With Sixers Fan Wearing Iverson Step Over Shirt
Tyronn Lue, the man Iverson famously stepped over in the NBA FInals, posed with a Philly fan wearing a shirt memorializing the event.
Allen Iverson drilling a dagger in the final minute of overtime in Game 1 of the 2001 Finals against the Lakers, and then emphatically stepping over his hapless defender in front of L.A.'s bench, is one of the coolest and most bad-ass moments in sports. The contempt is tangible, and the optics are perfect: the victor derisively steps over the vanquished. That was the only game Philly would win in the series, but whatever, it was awesome.
Fast forward to the present and that hapless defender, Tyronn Lue, is now an assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs and Lue were in Philly last night and were party to another Philly moment, though not quite as triumphant: it was the Sixers' first home win of the season. Before the game started, one fan was able to get Lue's attention and asked for a picture. The fan was wearing a shirt with an illustration of the step over and when Lue notices it, man it's great. It's the quintessential SMH moment, and Lue is totally cool with it. He poses for the picture, knowing he's been had, but what can he do? That shit happened, and he was a part of it. Best to own it and move on.