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Chris Mannix tells story of being a ball boy asked to buy beer for Allen Iverson

Sep 17, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated (also host of a weekly show on NBC Sports Radio, plus he’s a regular guest on the NBC Sports Network ) grew up in the Boston area, went to Boston College, and for a decade was a ball boy at the Boston Garden.

With that comes a lot of good stories, like the time Allen Iverson sent him out to buy beer after a game. A story he recounts in the video above from SI.

It’s too great a tale not to pass along.

  1. nycalldayz - Sep 17, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Damn, Chris Mannix u just outed Iverson with that kind of information. LOL

    • 00maltliquor - Sep 17, 2013 at 2:41 PM

      I know! And what’s even funnier is that the show is called “Off the Record” and it’s on the record! LOL

      Iverson probably thought Mannix pocketed all the money and only got him the 4 cases he brought to him though. Not knowing he paid for the team that just beat hims drinks!

  2. cbking05 - Sep 17, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Remind me never to send Chris Mannix for a beer …

  3. mogogo1 - Sep 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    Well, not hard to see from this story why Iverson ran out of money. He hands a ball boy (and the opposing team’s ball boy at that) $2,000 to buy beer? Where I live, Corona is well under $30 per case. That would be roughly 66 cases of beer for the Sixers to consume. And then the guy brings him only 4 cases and he barely even questions it? Wow. Amazing story.

  4. raycharlesj - Sep 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Oh I thought he sent a minor to purchase alcohol, In this case “ball boy” is used very loosely he was a grown “ball man”.

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