Allen Iverson Thanks Biggie, Tupac, Redman and Jadakiss During Hall of Fame Speech
Allen Iverson was inducted into the Hall of Fame tonight, and during his induction speech he did only something the GOAT would do – name a couple of the greatest rappers of all time and thank them. Watch the video above.
"I want to thank Biggie Smalls, Redman, Jadakiss, Tupac and Michael Jackson for being my theme music throughout my career," he says, as if the man couldn't become any more legendary. He also shouted out Mase and Dipset. You can watch that part below.
Just weeks ago, A.I. sat down with Jada to talk about who some of his favorite ballers and rappers of all time were. When he's asked who his top 5 MCs are, he says, “[Jadakiss], Big, Redman, Pac…uh…damn, I gotta leave out Nas, Jay Z … 3000, Tip — I like Tip — I like Jeezy…damn…Em. Man, that list can go on for days!”
The NBA never saw swag like A.I. before The Answer came into the league. He single handedly brought a hip-hop attitude to the sport, even starring in classic Reebok commercials alongside Al Qaeda Jada. To see him shout out some top tier rappers only further cements his legacy as a hip-hop icon as well as a basketball hero.
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