"ALLEN" by Allen Iverson (The Players' Tribune)
Larry Hughes likes to tell this story.
The story goes, it’s early in the season. Larry’s a rookie. We’re in the players’ parking lot, just one of those days after practice — making moves, you know, talking this that and the third. And then as we’re talking……. we walk up on my Bentley.
A Bentley, it’s nothing to me. You know what I’m saying? It’s just a car. But it’s funny, because it’s not like that for everyone. If you’re AI……. it’s a Bentley. If you’re not? It’s a BENTLEY.
So anyway for Larry, it’s like, O.K. — we’re walking up to a BENTLEY.
And he’s got this look.
I’m saying, Larry is standing there, and he’s in this…… daze. He’s in a Bentley Daze. Just looking at it…. and then looking at me…. and then he’s just, like, “Yo….. AI. I have to get me one of these.”
I don’t even hesitate. “Bro, you can have mine.”
I’ve never seen anyone so grateful.
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