Allen Iverson loses to Stephen Colbert in paper basketball challenge

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Allen Iverson may be one of the greatest to ever play the game of basketball, but he's not so good if you switch that ball from leather to paper.

After being enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last weekend, the Philadelphia 76ers legend has been on a non-stop media tour to talk about his career in the association and his life in general.

Wednesday night saw him land on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert', where the presenter challenged the shooting guard to a shooting challenge involving paper balls.

Many would have expected 'The Answer' to wipe the floor with Colbert, but that was not the case as the host, who also claims to have beaten Julius 'Dr. J' Erving in the same game, won 6-0.

Iverson looked relaxed through the whole interview, coming on stage by crossing over the 52-year-old, and took the loss in his stride.


According to comedian Gregg Gethard, who was in attendance during the show's taping, AI said: "Man, I let him win," as he arrived backstage.

Iverson's Hall of Fame speech touched millions of people and was one of the more emotional talks we have seen in recent years. It currently has 2.4 million views on YouTube and it shows just why everyone loves him.

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