‘Iverson’ Is a Brilliant Portrait of a Tragic Hero

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There’s a moment in Iverson, a new documentary that airs 9 p.m. Saturday night on Showtime, where the former NBA star sits down for an interview with Chris Rock. It’s 1999. Iverson, nearing the peak of his success, is wearing all black, with multiple pieces of bling around his neck and a do-rag on his head. He slouches back in his studio chair. “Magic had a bad TV show,” Rock begins. “Shaq did the genie movie. How are you gonna embarrass yourself?” (more…)