No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson Reviews
October 14, 2012
Interesting documentary on the assault trial of Allen Iverson one of the NBA's most controversial stars of all-time. Before he was even a star at Georgetown Iverson was the center of racial controversy in the small city of Hampton, New Jersey. Tried for an assault on a young white woman during a fight in a bowling alley Iverson was convicted and served his sentence (which many though was to lenient and others too tough) before becoming the star that we remember him as today. Interesting for sports fans but not so much for others.
August 26, 2011
deep, hard story of a very uncomfortable subject. and personal too, that I didn't expect. It's about a white guy trying to understand not just a controversy but what all these 'black person problems' are all about. In a good way. I also loved that the film didn't paint Iverson as some saint. There's a LOT of gray area about the whole case, and by the end no one can really be sure of anything, except that ultimately Iverson's rising star got him both in prison and out by the same coin. His other co-horts... not so lucky.