The war of words between Nick Saban and Jim Harbaugh over satellite camps seemed to have settled down. For now, satellite camps are allowed and both Alabama and Michigan are participating in — and running — camps. The two even joined forces for a camp last week.
The debate will have to be shelved until next offseason as the rules keep getting reinterpreted and shifted. The NCAA is allowing the experiment to continue, though it won’t quiet any of the words and distrust growing between these two coaches.
Or their players.
Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis is backing his coach and injecting himself into the debate. He tweeted a photoshopped image of Harbaugh as Allen Iverson stepping over Saban as Tyronn Lue from the 2001 NBA Finals.
This why coach Harbaugh had a AI jersey. pic.twitter.com/3ZH1yPIWGW
— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) June 6, 2016
Harbaugh wore an Allen Iverson jersey at a satellite camp this weekend.
Lewis has since deleted the tweet with the associated image. But this is what it looked like:
That is some expert trolling — especially since Monday was the 15-year anniversary of the classic step over.
Of course, someone should probably teach Lewis some history. While Iverson had that momentary victory in Game 1, the Lakers won the next four to defeat the 76ers and win the series.
It does not appear this battle between Harbaugh’s Michigan team and Saban-led Alabama will end any time soon.