In Philadelphia, we know who Allen Iverson is: He's the pint-sized scorer who simultaneously delighted and infuriated basketball fans in this city for years. But in Atlanta, apparently, the cops have no such knowledge. Thus it was A.I.'s misfortune to be traveling in that fair city this past weekend.
As HuffPost reports:
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Iverson was a passenger in his own 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago when it was pulled over because the driver switched lanes without signaling.
CNN reported that the driver, Antwuan Clisby, didn't have any documentation for the car. Police said that Iverson became "irate" when the officers asked both of them to get out of the vehicle.
Iverson apparently then launched into a barrage of insults at the officer, all of which we will repeat because they are hilarious:
»"Take the vehicle! I have 10 more!" This I hope Iverson said while wearing a monocle.
»"Police don't have anything else [expletive] to do except [expletive] with me." By the rules of expletive syntax, what is that first curse word? "Anything else [blank] to do"? I don't know anybody who curses like that. Maybe it's a Virginia thing?
»"I make more money than you will in 10 years!" To be fair to Mr. Iverson, this was while he was running lines before an audition to play the villain in a John Hughes remake.
»"Do you know who I am?" This Iverson probably said while clutching his pearls and stroking a longhaired Persian.
Iverson, to his credit, apologized to the police a few minutes later. Nice work, A.I.!