Allen Iverson Lends Star SMU Commit Emmanuel Mudiay Assist in Dunk Contest
Allen Iverson was relegated to slam-dunk-contest prop duty recently.
Black Sports Online's Glenn Erby spotted this video that features the former Philadelphia 76ers star passing off the rock to a young, up-and-coming basketball phenom.
The Dallas Morning News' EJ Holland reports Iverson was in the Dallas area to hang out with his former coach Larry Brown and judge the Prime Prep’s Midnight Madness dunk contest.
Brown now helms the SMU Mustangs and is undoubtedly eager to mold the young Emmanuel Mudiay, who is the No. 1 point guard in the Class of 2014, per Rivals.
Now we take you to the halfway point in the above video, because the first portion is a collection of shoutouts and intros hardly pertinent to a young kid slamming a ball. At about the 1:06 mark, Mudiay catches an alley-oop pass from a sitting Iverson and leaps over him for a two-handed jam.
Feel free to watch the whole video, because Dez Bryant is featured and is shockingly not yelling at anyone.
Rivals' Eric Bossi has quite the scouting report for Mudiay, and he begins by stating, "Mudiay is a physically gifted point guard with exceptional size and athleticism for his position."
Unfortunately, nowhere does it state his ability to leap over former NBA stars.
Here is a video featuring some highlights and the dunk from another vantage point.
Now to be fair, I wouldn't give this thing a perfect score, because the only thing shorter than a relatively small Iverson is Iverson sitting in a chair.
That's hardly the point, because we have a poignant moment wherein a star about to make his formal retirement from the game dishes a dime to a promising young guard.
But really, we are just surprised Iverson didn't have second thoughts and shoot the ball himself.
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