Allen Iverson explains how his friendship with Tyronn Lue started

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Allen Iverson's step over of Tyronn Lue in game one of the 2001 NBA finals is one of the most famous moments in recent NBA history and has stuck with both players throughout the past 15 years.

As time has developed, the now-Cleveland Cavaliers coach and Iverson have developed a strong friendship, and speaking at his Hall of Fame acceptance speech, the Answer told the brilliant story of how their relationship blossomed.

It started once Lue had joined the Washington Wizards and it gives an insight into the similarity between the two former guards.

Standing on the stage with a wry smile on his face, Iverson started: "I remember after that series, he went to Washington, and uh, he got paid. So, somebody was at the free-throw line, and I said (to Lue), 'Look, man, if you don't stop fouling like that we're gonna be fighting out here.'

"He said, 'Whatever, whatever,' and I said, 'Only reason you got that little $5 million per year is for running around after me.'

"The man looked at me and said what I would have said: 'Thank you.' We've been like this ever since," Iverson said as he crossed his fingers to show the bond that has developed between the two.

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