Allen Iverson Blames Booze for H.O.R.S.E. Loss to Nelly

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Allen Iverson Blames Booze for H.O.R.S.E. Loss to Nelly
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Allen Iverson does not forget.

During an interview with Complex's Gerald Flores, the retired NBA icon talked about the time Nelly defeated him in a game of "horse" after throwing back a few drinks at Jermaine Dupri's studio:

Have a lot of rappers over your career tried to come at you on the basketball court?

Not one-on-one. Me and Nelly played H.O.R.S.E. He's a friend of mine. I remember one night we went to Jermaine Dupri's studio and I had been drinking before I got there. We went into the gym and he beat my ass. Then he went on 106 and Park and bragged about it. So the next time we played, I made sure that I came prepared. I hadn't drunk anything and beat his ass. And during that game he was saying, "You need to get him a couple drinks." I told him, "Nah. Not today. You ain't going to brag on this one."

As CBS Sports noted, there is video of the second battle—which The Answer won handily:

While this is a cool story about two of the biggest stars of the 2000s, it was definitely a missed opportunity to play "horse" instead of "E-I-E-I-Uh Oh":

[Complex, h/t CBS Sports]

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