In case you need a refresher, Allen Iverson‘s classic Reebok Answer 1 will be returning this Friday. Originally releasing in 1997, this sneaker was the answer to the predecessor: the Question Mid. It features Reebok’s DMX 10 moving air technology, and became iconic because of its concealed lace system and introduction of Iverson’s signature logo. Read More »
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On this day in 2001, Allen Iverson was presented with his NBA MVP Award before Game 5 of his Sixers’ Eastern Conference Semi-Finals series against Vince Carter and the Toronto Raptors. [Check out A.I., White Chocolate and the 20 Best Crossovers in NBA History]
How did the shortest MVP in NBA history follow up his award presentation? By putting 52 points on the VC and the Raps – his second 50-point performance of the series. Read More »
We’ll call this the list Gary McGhee loves to hate…
I’ve been on both sides of the coin before. It’s the embarrassing times you remember. One in particular stands out for me. College. Sophomore year. Preseason. Every fall semester at a D-III college is always the same: there are the returning players and then there are dozens of kids from high school, all coming together and all believing they’ll be one of the three or four kids who actually make the team. They all have some game and they’re all cocky. Read More »
Allen Iverson’s Reebok Answer 1 was a killer sneaker on the court, but that’s not what I remember it most fondly for. The commercial that went with it, one of the dopest shoe ads of its era, featured Iverson describing how to perform one of his signature moves (I’m not sure exactly how signature it was since it was never used in a game). Read More »
Between the Questions and the Answer IV, the folks at Reebok Classics have weaved Allen Iverson‘s awesome signature line back into the current culture. Their whole goal, as Swizz Beatz often tells us, is to re-connect with the culture and with sneaker lovers at the base. That’s why Shaq is back. That’s why Dominique Wilkins has a retro. And yes, that’s why some of the most loved Iverson shoes of all time are finally returning. Read More »
While the NBA’s grand old gatekeepers take their time weighing the option of keeping the Sacramento Kings in California’s capital versus relocating the franchise to Seattle, the strongest reason for my pro-Emerald City optimism is that the league ultimately will not escape Seattle’s presence.
Like a ghost unable to stay hidden in a closet of skeletons, the Sonics – the team taken from its home in 2008 and moved to Oklahoma City – will haunt the league until that particular wrong is righted. And while I can envision Sacramento joining the likes of Buffalo, Vancouver and Fort Wayne in the pro basketball history books, I cannot envision the NBA in 10 years without a Seattle franchise.
The latest reminder of the Sonics’ omnipresent legacy was issued this week, with the news that Gary Payton has been voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Growing up in Seattle during the prime of Payton’s career, my biases say he is the greatest Sonic of all time. But even if I were objective, that wouldn’t be a bold statement. Read More »
Kobe Bryant Passes Wilt and then Kills the Kings; Ohio State gets Shocked; Syracuse Star Makes Himself NBA Lottery Money
Mike, know that The Mamba is coming for you next. In the second quarter of last night’s Lakers/Kings game Kobe Bryant drilled a pull-up mid-range jumper to score the 31,420th and 31,421st points of his career, pushing him past Wilt Chamberlain for fourth on the all-time scoring list. MJ is next at 32,292 … We don’t care if you love Kobe or hate Kobe, you just need to respect what he has done in his career. Read More »
Serious question: Has there been a better, more explosive, undersized scorer in the game since Allen Iverson‘s heyday than Monta Ellis? You might only be able to give an educated response if you’ve watched a ton of Monta’s games, not just the spot TNT runs. And it’s understandable if you haven’t. If you’re east coast and you know, have a job, watching a ton of Golden State Warriors games isn’t really an option. And unless you live in Milwaukee, you probably haven’t seen more than a handful of Bucks games since he joined the squad.
You need to see what Monta did to the Orlando Magic last night. Read More »
It’s admittedly harder to rock all-white sneakers in the cold months. But now that summer is here, you gotta restock your shoe closest. You can’t be going to parties with some black sneakers — come correct with all-whites or don’t come at all. Reebok Classics has you covered with their new “Whites Collection,” which will feature all-white versions of the Question Low, Workout Plus, Classic Leather, Workout Mid, Twilight Zone Pump, ExoFit Hi, Phase 1 and DMX 10. Read More »