The only thing worse than millionaires bragging about how much money they make is discovering they couldn’t even be bothered to reach into their pocket to pay their measly car registration fee.
So, Allen Iverson was the passenger in his own Lamborghini when pulled over by Atlanta’s finest. Apparently the driver, Antwuan Clisby, changed lanes without using the turn signal. Not a huge deal to be sure, but still a safety issue and a legit reason for a citation.
According to the police report, the 35-year-old Iverson, who spent the bulk of his professional basketball career with the Philadelphia 76ers, started up with the old “don’t you know who I am?” routine, topped off by “I make more money than you will in 10 years” diatribe. Why do rich people do this? Does this somehow make them less guilty for a traffic violation? Did I mention Iverson was the passenger?
Anyway, seems that when asked for his license and registration, Clisby couldn’t produce the necessary documents for the car he was driving. When the highway patrol was finally able to run the plates, he discovered the car hadn’t been licensed and registered since 2009. Seriously? Even for a true luxury sports car like a Lamborghini, what could it cost?
The best part of the traffic stop occurred when Clisby was told the car had to be towed. Iverson became so belligerent and heated that the original officer had to call for backup. With backup on their way, the officer did take the time to get in a barb of his own, informing Iverson that it really didn’t matter who he was because he tried to conceal the fact that he hadn’t registered his car by trying to use a fake tag.