21 years ago today, rookie Allen Iverson crossed over Michael Jordan

By Josh Liddick, Sports Talk Philly editor 

In one of the most devastating moves in former Sixer Allen Iverson's legendary career, the Answer came through against possibly the greatest player in NBA history.

On March 12, 1997, the landscape changed as the young Iverson did the dirty and crossed over Michael Jordan as a rookie, completely freezing him in his tracks.

AI went to his left, to his right, back to his left, and finally to the right to cross Jordan up and nail the jumper sending the Philadelphia crowd into a frenzy.

Even Jordan was impressed post-game. He knew in that moment that he was dealing with someone truly special, who like himself, would one day be joining him among the immortals in Springfield, Massachussetts in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

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