From a filmmaking perspective, the Allen Iverson documentary, which premiered on Showtime last night, was just OK. If you’re used to watching documentaries on Netflix, HBO, or even ESPN’s 30 for 30, you might be disappointed by it from a strictly technical standpoint. But the story it told – with quite a bit of archival, private footage – was tremendous, and I spent a good portion of the 90 minutes trying to hide the lump in my throat from my wife (I cracked when he stepped over Tyronn Lue). It’s 100% a must-watch for any Sixers fan, or basketball fan, or sports fan.
Today, Iverson released this video on Derek Jeter’s The Players’ Tribune in which he talks about the main theme of the documentary– being himself. I’m a villain to people that don’t rock with me. I’m a superhero to the people that love me and care about me.