The year was 1996. There was an awkward 11-year-old kid in the suburbs of Philly. He had gold-framed glasses, buck teeth and a bowl cut.
His favorite basketball team was the Sixers. They had done nothing to pique his interest, trading away players like Charles Barkley and drafting guys like Shawn Bradley and Sharone Wright.
Then, with the first overall pick, the Sixers selected a guard out of Georgetown by the name of Allen Iverson.
And everything changed.
The awkward kid was outside practicing every day, trying to perfect the Iverson crossover. He begged his parents for OG Reebok Questions and every subsequent pair of Answers.