Biggie. Tupac. Brendan Gaughan.
Those three names might not appear to have much in common on the surface, but you must not have heard Allen Iverson’s speech Friday night as he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Iverson thanked many people during the 30-minute speech, including Richard Childress Racing NASCAR XFINITY Series driver Brendan Gaughan.
Known as “The Answer” or “A.I.” to many, Iverson was known as “teammate” to Gaughan during their college days at Georgetown University.
Before spending 14 years in the National Basketball Association playing for teams such as the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies, Iverson spent two seasons as a Georgetown Hoya playing alongside Gaughan.
While the two went their separate ways, the Georgetown connection has always remained.
As Gaughan raced under the lights at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night, his former teammate and NBA great was in Springfield, Massachusetts thanking those that helped get him to the Hall of Fame, Gaughan included.
Take a look at Iverson’s NBA Hall of Fame speech below: