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Iverson told lawyer to 'go to hell' in deposition

Posted on: November 15, 2011 3:07 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young



First, the news: A federal judge in Detroit dismissed a $2.5 million case against Allen Iverson Tuesday. What happened? There was an alleged bar fight involving Iverson in Detroit nearly two years ago.

But that's not the interesting part. The interesting part is the deposition transcript. The lawyer opposing Iverson, Gregory Lattimer, actually had won a $260,000 judgment against The Answer a couple years ago already. The lawyer had also reached an undisclosed settlement with Iverson in another unrelated case even. So these two kind of know each other. Which is what made this transcript so very, very good. Via the Detroit News:
"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 get sued for stuff I don't got nothing to do with. I ain't involved with. Ain't nobody never said ... I touched them," Iverson, 36, said. "I don't do nothing to nobody, buddy."

Lattimer had a quick reply.

"The head honcho ain't supposed to," he said.

Iverson: "Yeah, I ain't no damn mob boss. I don't live my life like that. I got five kids. I don't put that on their head. That's a fairytale that y'all living in …"

[...]

"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."

[...]

Lattimer asked Iverson about his prior arrests and convictions and if he's been arrested since 2008.

"No man," Iverson said. "You watch TV?"

"I do," Lattimer said.

"All right then you would know. … You would know if something happened to me."

Then, the men started using basketball metaphors to describe the legal battle

"Well, I hear you, but you're on my court …," Lattimer said.

"Man, this is my court," Iverson responded. "This is the line and we got a ball in here. This is my court. I know I'm gonna win this one. I gonna move in front of you."

"You wasn't moving before," Lattimer said.

Iverson: "Man, whatever."

[...]

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

"Go to hell," Iverson said.

We're talkin' about the guy who was talkin' about practice so you shouldn't be surprised at how good that was. "I'm as clean as the Board of Health" doesn't really make much sense, but man, that was an awesome line. I also love that the lawyer tried to engage Iverson in the same tone A.I. takes. Calling him the "head honcho" and saying he's got him on his court. It's like a terrible episode of "Law and Order."

Iverson said he was going to win and he did. Said he'd "die" before he let the other guy win. Kind of like the same approach he took to basketball. And wouldn't you know it, A.I. won.

Via Deadspin
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Aug 3, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 10:14 pm
 

Iverson told lawyer to 'go to hell' in deposition

If Iverson had used the famous line in Shakespeares Henry VI, he'd have hell to pay... Of course that famous quotation is: "First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers."



Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Iverson told lawyer to 'go to hell' in deposition

People are heaping hate on the lawyers because of their willingness to stand behind things that are wrong or frivilous. Having 20 degrees wouldn't make one a role model if the person stands behind and creates lies for a living, and then has the audacity to say "I was just doing my job".  True justice would be attorney's taking the truth head on and giving their best based around the truth.  But they don't, they base their whole case on lies, and are willing to screw anybody in the process to win.  Role models?  Hardly.   Not all lawyers are bad, but some are the worst snakes you will ever meet. 


howtellking
Since: Nov 16, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 1:21 pm
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Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: November 16, 2011 11:23 am
 

Iverson told lawyer to 'go to hell' in deposition

Iverson is neither "Roll-model" nor "role-model," but why are readers heaping hate on the lawyer, of all people. That dude is as much of a role-model as anyone! He acquired an Undergraduate degree, took and passed the LSATs, proceeded and graduated from law-school, and is gainfully employed. 
Attorneys are merely filling a needed niche! People get sick, so people become doctors. People need to file taxes (sadly) every year, so people become accountants. Accordingly, people need representation of one kind or another...hence the need for attorneys. I'm not defending the ambulance-chasing breed, but as a rule...attorneys get an underserved bad rap.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 9:57 am
 

Iverson told lawyer to 'go to hell' in deposition

Effin' lawyers.



Since: Feb 25, 2011
Posted on: November 16, 2011 9:14 am
 

Iverson told lawyer to 'go to hell' in deposition

This attorney should die of Gonorrhea and rot in hell... Would you like a cookie son?



Since: Aug 21, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 8:50 am
 

Iverson told lawyer to 'go to hell' in deposition

Ha! I just pictured a fat chef showing off some biscuits.....funny



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2011 8:34 am
 

Iverson told lawyer to 'go to hell' in deposition

waitrightthere-

its ROLE model, not rollmodel.  a rollmodel might be a baker who makes crescent rolls or cinammon rolls...



Since: Aug 3, 2008
Posted on: November 16, 2011 8:31 am
 

Iverson told lawyer to 'go to hell' in deposition

Lattimer: "I just go to work every day." - - - Goes to work on AI.  This is the kind of line a dirtbag shyster uses when they have no other defense for their actions.  All he's doing is going after what money AI has left.  Like a vulture.  Attoneys like that make me sick.



Since: Dec 4, 2009
Posted on: November 16, 2011 5:52 am
 

Iverson told lawyer to 'go to hell' in deposition

A. Iverson is probably the most misunderstood fellow in basketball _ everyone seems to make him out to be the villain. Just let the guy play basketball! I hope he finishes his career in the NBA - if there still is an NBA.


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