Tom Brokaw, World War II Enthusiast, Confirms He Saved Allen Iverson’s Career

From TMZ: Screw humility … news legend Tom Brokaw says he knows Allen Iverson might never have made it to the NBA without his help … but says there’s a damn good reason he stepped in. The backstory — back in 1993, a 17-year-old Iverson was sentenced to 15 years in prison for allegedly hitting a white woman at a bowling alley during a brawl. Brokaw heard about the...
Via Crossing Broad
3 days ago

Ben Simmons Rocking an Allen Iverson Jersey While Leaning on His Bentley

So much AI here… well, minus the tight sweatpants.
Via Crossing Broad
4 days ago

Allen Iverson asked Stephen A. Smith to present him at H.O.F.

It looks like Allen Iverson’s upcoming Basketball Hall of Fame induction may have a significant sports media component. According to Philadelphia sports radio station 97.5 The Fanatic, one of the people Iverson asked to present him is none other than ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith: I asked Stephen A, coach Brown and coach Thompson to present me to the HOF. Allen Iverson — 975TheFanatic...
Via Awful Announcing
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson impersonates the LeBron James kid in draft night interview

Thursday night is a big, big night for the Philadelphia 76ers. They are drafting the future of their franchise in Ben Simmons, who is their first No. 1 overall pick since 1996 when they selected —of course— Allen Iverson. Iverson was speaking with ESPN’s Kevin Neghandi at draft night, and dropped a great impersonation of the LeBron James kid for the camera. The Cauldron did...
Via The Comeback
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Reebok releasing shoe in honor of Allen Iverson’s ‘Practice’ rant

It has become one of the most infamous off-the-court moments in NBA history, and now Allen Iverson’s legendary “practice” rant in 2002 has a sneaker commemorating the bizarre press conference meltdown. Named the “Question Mid Practice,” the sneakers will be released Friday to mark the 20th anniversary of Iverson’s partnership with Reebok. Reebok is releasing "Question...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Designing a limited-edition Allen Iverson sneaker

This past year, the good folks over at Finish Line held a Reebok Question Contest to celebrate the legacy of Allen Iverson and his legendary shoe. The contest entrants had to post pictures on Instagram of their favorite Reebok Allen Iverson shoe, a picture of Allen Iverson playing on the basketball court as well as a creative description that showed the #AIHustle hashtag. The three...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson wants Sixers’ exec job: ‘I’m a basketball genius’

By Steve DelVecchio When former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown lobbied the team earlier this week to consider hiring Allen Iverson as an assistant general manager, it took some people by surprise. Iverson, of course, was not one of them. On Thursday, Iverson followed Brown’s endorsement by trying to pitch himself to the Sixers. “I may not know everything about...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Stephen A. Smith: Drunk Allen Iverson story is a ‘flat out lie’

By Steve DelVecchio Stephen A. Smith insists Allen Iverson was not intoxicated when the former NBA star went on his infamous “practice” rant in 2002, and Smith defended Iverson in the most Stephen A. Smith-way possible on Friday morning. During the latest edition of the insufferable “First Take,” Smith spent more than five minutes ranting about how close he is with Iverson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Iverson was supposedly drunk during ‘practice’ rant

By Steve DelVecchio Allen Iverson’s “practice” rant is easily one of the most infamous exchanges a professional athlete has ever had with the media. And more than 10 years later, we’re getting a better idea of why Iverson may have been so testy. Was he boozing before he took the podium? Kent Babb of the Washington Post published an Iverson biography this week entitled...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Biography: Allen Iverson once threatened to have wife killed

By Mike Cole Allen Iverson was a great basketball player. He was not, however, a very good person — at least according to allegations in a new biography about the former NBA superstar. The book “Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson” was written by journalist Kent Babb and released earlier in the week. Deadspin’s Drew Magary read the biography...
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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