TAG: Allen Iverson

NBA / Mar 14, 2014 / 6:00 pm

Dime Q&A: Isaiah Thomas On His P&R Defense, Playing With Boogie & A Lot More

Isaiah Thomas

We freakin’ love Isaiah Thomas, and we’re not bashful about it either. The 5-9 point guard was selected with the last pick, No. 60, by the Kings in the 2011 NBA Draft, and he has met every challenge since head-on. His ability to score and lead the offense is the result of all his hard work, and it played a role in forcing Sacramento to switch Tyreke Evans to a small forward role. He also beat out a succession of point guards to retain the starting point guard spot in each of his three seasons in the NBA. We got lucky and spent a long time chatting with him by phone as he mentally prepared to face Detroit earlier this week. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:00 pm

The 10 Best NBA Draft Classes Of All Time

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

The 2014 NBA Draft has seen an enormous amount of hype, if it yields anything less than three or four future stars, it will be considered a disappointment. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, Joel Embiid, Dante Exum and Julius Randle highlight a cast of talented youngsters. Assuming some of these NBA hopefuls reach their ceilings, we could be looking back at this draft class as one of the best ever. Read More »

NBA / Mar 7, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Who Was Better: Allen Iverson Or Gary Payton?

Allen Iverson

On the surface, no two players were more polar opposites than Allen Iverson and Gary Payton. It was easy to fault AI for his low-efficiency shooting nights, his off-court habits and his disdain for practice just as it was simple to laud the Glove as the greatest defensive point guard ever. But honestly, the two players are more comparable than you think. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Mar 3, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Video: Final Episode Of Reebok Classic’s “The Retro Shop” With Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson

“We talkin’ bout pants? Pants!” In the final episode of Reebok Classic‘s latest video series–“The Retro Shop”–Allen Iverson makes a surprise visit to the barbershop and interrupts an argument on fashion. Featuring a lineup of Shaq, Shawn Kemp, Lil’ Duval and French Montana, everyone is arguing over shorts, how short is too short and how baggy is too baggy. Then the Answer jumps in to set everyone straight. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter, Video / Mar 2, 2014 / 2:44 pm

Video: Philadelphia Retires Allen Iverson’s Jersey; Current NBA Players React

Allen Iverson No. 3 Jersey

Allen Iverson No. 3 Jersey (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

The Philadelphia 76ers retired Allen Iverson‘s No. 3 jersey at halftime on Saturday night with the Wizards in town. A bespectacled AI wearing a bucket hat told the assembled 20,000 throng of ardent AI onlookers, “They all wanted me to talk about how much y’all loved me, but trust me, the feeling was mutual.” Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 2, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Final Ballad For Bubba Chuck: Sixers Retire Allen Iverson’s Jersey

Allen Iverson

At its core, Philadelphia is a blue-collar town with an attitude that can only be described as defiant. Despite being the original capital of the United States and a cultural landmark in more ways than one, the residents live with a permanent chip on their shoulders. Insults from national media and out-of-towners are hurled at the City of Brotherly Love on a regular basis–most stemming from decades old tales of fan disobedience–and the inhabitants respond with measured rage, asserting that those who don’t live here simply don’t get it. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Feb 27, 2014 / 11:42 am

Reebok Classic Unveils Super Limited “Banner Question” For Allen Iverson

Reebok Banner Question

Today, Reebok Classic announced they’re releasing a super limited edition sneaker called the Banner Question to honor Allen Iverson‘s jersey retirement. The shoe, a new colorway of the iconic Question Mid, will be released on March 14 at select retailers nationwide for $160. The specific retailers will be announced during the Sixers retirement ceremony on March 1. Read More »

NBA / Feb 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

10 Reasons Why The ’90s Was The Best Era In The NBA

Michael Jordan

We are nearly 15 years removed from the ’90s but it is still the most talked about era in NBA history. The 1990s was just a great all-around decade for modern culture and style. Whether it was watching Will Smith in the Fresh Prince, Biggie and Tupac going at it for rap supremacy, or MJ dominating the game, the ’90s impact on our society is still very present. Read More »

NBA / Feb 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The 10 Greatest 1-On-1 Duels In NBA History

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Is there anything more attention grabbing than an individual battle between two Hall of Fame-bound players?

We were subject to it a few weeks ago when LeBron James and Kevin Durant went at it in Oklahoma City’s win over the Miami Heat. While the result is indicative of a lopsided affair favoring the Thunder, the battle between James and Durant was anything but as both players went for each other’s throat on one long-distance shot after another. Read More »

All-Star, NBA, Video / Feb 14, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The 10 Greatest NBA All-Star Game Alley-Oops

Tracy McGrady

The term “alley oop” originated in American football with the San Francisco 49ers to describe a high-arcing pass to the wide receiver. In basketball, the alley-oop can be dated as far back as the 1950s with Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell in their college days; however, these alley-oops mostly came off of what is now known as offensive interference plays. Some credit the alley-oop to Al Tucker at Oklahoma Baptist University in the 1960s, while others credit David Thompson for popularizing the exciting alley-oop at North Carolina State University in the 1070s, even though dunking was illegal in the NCAA during this time. Read More »