TAG: Allen Iverson

College, NBA, NBA Draft / Dec 12, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players

Vince Carter

With All-Stars like LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard running the league from an attention standpoint, it’s hard to argue that high schoolers can’t make the successful jump to the NBA. Even international players like Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili have had Hall of Fame careers after coming to the states. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Dec 2, 2013 / 2:45 pm

The Reebok Q96 “Crossover” Allen Iverson Illustration

Allen Iverson Q96 "Crossover"

The Reebok Q96 released the “Crossing Guard” and “Crossover” colorways over the weekend. To commemorate the occasion, Tyree Dillihay of “Bob’s Burgers” fame, created an illustration showing off Allen Iverson wearing the Q96 “Crossover.” Read More »

NBA / Dec 2, 2013 / 12:15 pm

The Art Of The Revenge Game: Jrue Holiday & Former Philly Stars

Jrue Holiday

As a fan of the Philadelphia 76ers, I’ve seen it all. I’ve seen Allen Iverson carry this team to the NBA Finals on his own back. I’ve seen Andre Iguodala nail two free throws to carry the Sixers to the second round of the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2003. I’ve also seen Jrue Holiday blossom from an unknown youngster from UCLA to an All-Star point guard. While I’ve seen the ups, the downs have also been unavoidable. All three of these All-Stars had illustrious beginnings with the Sixers, only to see them comeback in a different uniform and have a memorable homecoming. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 26, 2013 / 11:45 am

Reebok Releases Q96 “Crossing Guard” & “Crossover”

Q96 Crossover & Crossing Guard  (photo. Reebok)

Reebok combined performance and style with the Q96, so it makes sense they’d have interesting colorway schemes. Guard Gerald Green rocks the “crossing guard” orange to match his southwest Suns and Jason Terry matches the “crossover” black, white and stadium red with Brooklyn’s basic HOVA-inspired black/white uniform. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter / Nov 25, 2013 / 3:00 pm

15 NBA Players Who Could’ve Been Social Media Legends

Dennis Rodman

Before the dawn of social media, the public’s access to the personal lives of their favorite players was limited to small headlines in the newspaper and postgame interviews. With the evolution of platforms like Twitter and Instagram, it’s now easier than ever to feel connected to the new generation of players. Read More »

NBA / Nov 25, 2013 / 11:00 am

50 Best Nicknames In NBA History

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

“Once you gain a nickname in this league, that’s the ultimate respect”Paul Pierce

In many cases, what Pierce said was true (see what I did there?). Many guys on this list earned their nicknames for great play on the court, and by no coincidence most of the best players in the history of the league appear on this list. Others earned their nicknames from funny commercials or movies, while still more earned them for just funny looks. We stayed away from shortening of names like “T-Mac” and “J-Kidd” or initials like “KJ,” focusing simply on the best nicknames. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Nov 8, 2013 / 1:15 pm

Reebok Basketball Introduces New T-Shirts For Q96

Reebok Q96

If you need something to match Reebok‘s awesome old school/new school Q96, they have you covered. Today, they unveiled two t-shirts — red/white and blue/white — to match the sneaker that took it’s inspiration from the original Question from Allen Iverson. Read More »

Smack / Nov 4, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Dime Q&A: We Get Allen Iverson To Open Up About His Critics, “I Got Feelings Just Like Everybody”

Allen Iverson

On Friday night, Dime got a chance to visit the Barclays Center for Brooklyn’s home opener against Miami. The good people at Reebok invited us to their suite for the release of the Reebok Q96 and Pumpspective Omni and a chance to play a little ball on Barclay’s herringbone parquet court after the game. Little did we know we’d get Allen Iverson to open up about his feelings and his critics. Read More »

NBA, We Reminisce / Oct 31, 2013 / 12:45 pm

Allen Iverson Says Goodbye To The NBA

Allen Iverson

Aaron McKie.”

“Aaron McKie.”

During Allen Iverson‘s retirement press conference yesterday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center, these were the two words that brought Allen to the inevitable tears. Not when he spoke on his family or friends or John Thompson. “Aaron McKie.” Read More »

NBA, Video Games / Oct 28, 2013 / 1:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Bradley Beal Talks Call Of Duty: Ghosts & The NBA’s Hardest Player To Guard

Bradley Beal

The Washington Wizards haven’t had expectations this heavy since the Gilbert Arenas era. After five straight years without a postseason appearance and playing sub-.400 basketball, the Wizards enter the 2013-14 season with one thing on their mind: playoffs. Read More »