Sports Illustrated Writer Describes Buying Beer for Allen Iverson

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Sports Illustrated Writer Describes Buying Beer for Allen Iverson
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Sports Illustrated's longtime writer, Chris Mannix, was once a Boston Celtics ball boy. He was actually — as he said after a decade in the role — a “ball man,” but nothing beats his story about buying beer for Allen Iverson following the Sixers' loss to the Celtics in the opening round of the 2001-02 Eastern Conference playoffs. The deciding game 5 was tougher for the Sixers, but following the game it was no picnic for Mannix either...

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