Allen Iverson Trial Virginia?
The 1993 trial of Allen Iverson in Virginia, then a teenage basketball star, divided the Newport News and Hampton, Virginia communities along racial lines. Sports documentary filmmaker Steve James, who is white, grew up there and returned to make the film, discovering that tensions still run high when he brings up the black athlete's name.
The documentary film "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" is set to air at 8 tonight, April 13, on ESPN. Directed by Hampton native Steve James, the film is bound to be a fascinating look at a memorable moment in local history.
"No Crossover" focuses on the seminal moment in the life of a man "who made it through that small crack called opportunity," as former coach Butch Harper says. James examines that formative event, probing how it made Iverson the man onto whom fans project so many sensational and sinister qualities.
Why was Allen Iverson taken to trial? What did he do in Virginia to go to jail? Can someone explain it to me?