All about Allen

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - BREN­DAN GAUGHAN

Bren­dan Gaughan is talk­ing ‘bout Allen Iver­son. Gaughan re­ceived a shoutout in Iver­son’s bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame in­duc­tion speech last fall. Be­fore Gaughan started a lengthy NASCAR ca­reer and Iver­son be­came of the NBA’s greats with the 76ers, they were team­mates at Ge­orge­town. Gaughan was a role player with the Hoyas in the 1990s, and had one big as­sign­ment — rough­ing up Iver­son in prac­tice. “Ask him if he wants to play a game with me guard­ing him,” Gaughan said. “It was a lot of fun. You know the old joke where they say he’ll cross you so hard, he’ll break your an­kles? Ac­tu­ally, he crossed me so hard I did break my an­kles. It was black-and-blue two years guard­ing him.”

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