Allen Iverson fakes the camera man (1998)
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Allen Iverson was not only unofficially the toughest pound-per-pound player in NBA history, but he was also, unofficially, the toughest to record for the camera guys that had to shoot close-up footage. Between his speed, crossovers and fake passes, it was understandable that some AI footage was going to be useless on replays – check out the 3rd angle on the 1998 video above for an example.
Here’s another amusing “fake” clip of Iverson. After getting a tech for throwing the ball at ref Scott Foster, Iverson pretends that he is going to hand Foster the ball before changing directions at the last moment and taking the ball to another ref.