Tuesday, July 16, 2002 Updated: July 22, 2:50 AM ET
Inside Iverson's block party
By Eric Immerman Special to Page 2
Before surrendering to the authorities Tuesday morning, Allen Iverson threw one last shindig for family and friends at his house Sunday night.
So, what happened that evening at the estate of the Sixers star? The following timeline was gathered with the help of surveillance cameras, audio bugs and eyewitness accounts.
Allen Iverson and an unidentified woman debate U.S. policy in the Middle East.
7:30 p.m. First guests arrive at Iverson's Philadelphia mansion; handwritten sign taped to door reads "Please Just Barge In Using Excessive Force."
8:02 p.m. Down-on-their-luck rap duo Kid N' Play sneak into Iverson's estate armed with a digital camera and surreptitiously begin filming "House Party 4: House Arrest."
8:37 p.m. Pizza delivery guy arrives; witnesses at the scene swear its Lenny Dykstra.
9:52 p.m. While playing the revealing and oftentimes embarrassing drinking game "I've Never," someone says "I've never, um, thrown my wife out of our Gladwyne home during a fight and then, um, barged my way into a cousin's apartment while brandishing a gun."
9:53 p.m. Just seconds later, a reluctant Iverson grins sheepishly and takes a swig from his Heineken.
10:38 p.m. Partygoers take turns whacking a David Stern-shaped piñata made from paper maché, cell phone records, and automobile repair receipts.
10:44 p.m. Final blow to pinata yields an assortment of hard candy, bling-bling and firearms.
11:29 p.m. Eastern Conference-Western Conference rap wars intensify as two guests get into a fight over the merits of Iverson's "Non-Fiction" and O'Neal's "Shaq Fu: Da Return."
12:03 a.m. Inclement weather and noise complaints from neighbors force guests off the basketball court and inside for a game of silent speedball.
12:38 a.m. Re-creating a pivotal scene from "Beverly Hills Cop," Iverson dashes outside undetected and places bananas in the tailpipes of all the police cars surrounding his house.
Iverson has always been a big fan of "Beverly Hills Cop."
1:16 a.m. In between keg stands, a concerned family member is overheard telling Iverson that committing a "backcourt violation" has an entirely different connotation in prison.
2:47 a.m. After losing his third consecutive game of Taboo, a frustrated Iverson demands to be traded to a different team.
3:05 a.m. A representative from Reebok calls to assure Iverson that they're not dropping him from his endorsement contract; in fact, they're introducing the new "Flight Risk" cross-trainer to Iverson's Signature Collection.
3:41 a.m. Iverson and an unidentified woman begin playing "Two Minutes In The Closet," only to be interrupted by TNT's Craig Sager.
4:22: a.m. "Like Mike" star Bow Wow is overheard saying, "For the last time, Allen, I dropped the 'Li'l. It's just Bow Wow now. C'mon, I'm 15 years old. Li'l Bow Wow would just sound ridiculous."
4:55 a.m. Guests seen leaving Iverson's house with gift bags; contents include an R. Kelly video and T-shirts emblazoned with the slogan "Practice Makes Perfect ... Sense To Everyone Except Allen Iverson."
5:14 a.m. Iverson seen in heated debate with woman outside his front door regarding the United States' involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Eric Immerman is a contributing comedy writer to ESPN The Magazine and "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn." His material has
been featured on Laugh.com, and he is the creator and writer of EarDuster.com, a now defunct online newspaper devoted to sports parodies and satire. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org