During the most recent episode of the All the Smoke podcast with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, guest Hall-of-Famer Allen Iverson had some choice words for a specific "TV personality" who he doesn't particularly care for.
Allen Iverson has a message for a certain TV personality— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 24, 2020
"The way you hate me, motherf*cker I hate you too...you and your daddy." 😳
(🎥 All The Smoke) pic.twitter.com/dxNEKWrTk9
"There's one guy, I know you know who I'm talking to," AI began. "I know you hate me, and trust me I don't hate nobody. Yes I do, I hate you. There's one guy."
Iverson went on to clarify that he wasn't talking about Skip Bayless, another polarizing TV sports personality who other past and current players have issues with.
"It's not you, but it's a guy that do exactly what you do, and just trust me. The way you hate me, motherfucker I hate you too. The feeling is so mutual."
Iverson doubled down, saying that he won't give the TV personality the attention he wants by calling him out by name, but said that both him "and your daddy" are people that he hates.
These comments, of course, sparked heavy speculation on who it was that AI was referring to. Many thought immediately of former Fox Sports reporter Jason Whitlock who has been known to get under the skin of players and fans alike. One person even pointed out an extremely harsh column that Whitlock wrote about Iverson where he called him a "spoiled, media-cuddled, overhyped professional athlete" as evidence that it's probably him being referred to.
For those wondering who Allen Iverson was talking about in that "All The Smoke" interview going viral, this is a column Jason Whitlock wrote about AI in 2009 for FOX Sports... 👀 pic.twitter.com/CRME0tqoFM— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) September 24, 2020
Check out what others had to say about Allen Iverson calling out the unnamed TV personality down below.
If this isn’t about Whitlock I’d be very disappointed pic.twitter.com/bWLLGJo3j7— Andrew Edwards (@aceedwards55) September 24, 2020
Probably either Cowherd or Whitlock— .... (@SnipaCurry) September 24, 2020
Allen Iverson letting the choppa sing on Whitlock pic.twitter.com/nyA1pecX3u— X (@xhunter24_) September 24, 2020
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