When Allen Iverson had jewelry worth 500K stolen from a hotel in Philadelphia, The Answer had kept these costly items in a backpack.
Allen Iverson is one of the most famous NBA personalities in the world. The former MVP was a revolutionary player, making his place in a league dominated by the big men at the time. The 90s hip hop culture had a considerable influence on AI’s lifestyle.
The Sixers superstar made headlines both on and off the court. Iverson didn’t fear going up against the late NBA commissioner David Stern, who had issued a dress code for the players as the league faced an image crisis. The code prohibited players from wearing casual and baggy clothes.
Post his playing career, Iverson had developed a cult following. The eleven-time All-Star was not your ideal NBA superstar. AI was known for anti-authority behavior, whether it was his coaches or the superiors in the league.
Reportedly in 2020, Iverson had a backpack containing jewelry worth 500K stolen from a hotel in Philadelphia.
Allen Iverson’s backpack containing jewelry worth 500K goes missing.
According to a 2o2o report of USA Today, a backpack containing more than $500,000 worth of jewelry that belonged to Iverson was stolen Monday, Philadelphia Police Department public information officer Miguel Torres confirmed.
Iverson’s merchandise was reported missing around 10:30 a.m. at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia. It is unclear if Iverson was present at the time of the burglary.
An investigation remains ongoing. Currently, police are looking for a black male in his 20s who was last seen wearing a dark jacket, red shirt, and black and white sneakers.
However, the alleged thief would turn himself in, confessing to the crime. The suspect allegedly took the jewelry from Iverson’s backpack on a couch in the lobby at the Sofitel Hotel in Center City around 10:30 a.m. AI wasn’t present at the hotel during the time, with his friend being the one leaving the bag unattended.
According to various reports, police described the suspect, who was captured on surveillance footage, as an approximately 20-year-old man with a thin build and a height of about six feet.
This was not the first time a high-profile athlete had his valuables stolen. Former MLB superstar Alex Rodriguez had jewelry worth half a million stolen from his rental car in San Francisco.