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Iverson tells lawyer to “go to hell,” gets lawsuit dismissed

Nov 15, 2011, 2:24 PM EDT

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson got a win Tuesday. A federal judge in Detroit has dismissed a $2.5 million lawsuit against Iverson, tied to an incident in a bar from 2009.

That’s good for Iverson, but it’s not really the best part of this story.

The Detroit News (via Deadspin) got a hold of Iverson’s deposition at the hands of Gregory Lattimer, an attorney who had won a $260,000 judgment and another out-of-court settlement from Iverson in past cases. There was no love lost between these two.

Here are a few highlights of the deposition.

“I die before I let you get me this time,” Iverson tells the lawyer. “I’m as clean as the Board of Health man.”


“I know you lurking. I know you lurking, man. I know you lurking,” Iverson said. “How the hell you live with (it)? You’ve been involved with three suits against me. You know what to do. You got a plan.”

Lattimer: “I just go to work every day.”

Iverson: “I know, and I’m the one that pay you, and you know it. But not this time jack. … I die before I let you get me this time.”


After nearly two hours, Lattimer said he appreciated Iverson sitting for the deposition.

“Go to hell,” Iverson said.

Don’t ever change, AI.

  1. stadix093 - Nov 15, 2011 at 3:03 PM


  2. mjbulls45 - Nov 15, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    what do you want him to say to a lawyer that tried to get $$$ from him 3 times? Thank you?

    him and any male with a pair would say the same thing… i’ve heard worse said to district attorneys, lawyers, etc….

    he’ll be on the celtics as soon as lockout over…

  3. seanb20124 - Nov 15, 2011 at 3:43 PM

    Wonder what he was paying money out for? Assaults that never were reported to police I suppose.

  4. miguel3557 - Nov 15, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    Iverson has always been a poorly educated thug, lacking any semblance of class. “Life, you talking about life, man, not about your self-absorbed fantasies and lost dreams, you talking about life.” Grow up, punk.

  5. mondzy805 - Nov 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    Lmao. That’s just Allen being Allen.

  6. seattlesuperchronic - Nov 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Love this guy.

  7. mannyicey - Nov 16, 2011 at 10:04 AM

    Normal speech if you’re talking to a guy who seems to only target you in court.

    OK, suggestion for the mods: You might as well put up a forum for college basketball. There will be no NBA season this year.

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