Of the many stories from Allen Iverson‘s playing days regarding his lack of concern for how much money he spent, this may be the only one that was not totally his fault. According to MassLive, Iverson once gave a Celtics ballboy $2,000 for as much beer as it would get him, and ended up with about four cases of Corona. Said ballboy Chris Mannix told the story this way, to Sports Illustrated‘s Off the Record: After the Sixers were eliminated from the playoffs by the Celtics in 2002, AI handed him “close to $2,000,” and asked him to get “as much Corona as he could for the team bus.”
Mannix says he walked to the nearest liquor store (that’s your first problem), and purchased as much beer as he could. And then, “as he rolled the beer back a quarter of a mile on a hand truck, happy Bostonians started stealing cases of beer. The amount of alcohol in Mannix’s control further diminished when Celtics players saw him in the players parking lot and took some for themselves.” By the time he got back to AI, only about four cases remained.
You gotta figure each case costs about $30. That makes 66 cases, with some change left over. We doubt this dude was rolling a handtruck with nearly 70 cases of beer on it, but if somehow that is what happened, than this is the story of how Allen Iverson bought 62 cases of beer for the people of Boston.