TAG: Allen Iverson

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

15 NBA Players Who Could’ve Been Social Media Legends

Dennis Rodman

Magic Johnson (photo. @MagicJohnson)

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

Reebok Q96 (photo. Reebok Hoops)

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

Allen Iverson (photo. Jerrit Clark)

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

Allen Iverson (photo. Reebok Classics)

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

Bradley Beal (photo. Instagram.com/realdealbeal23)

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 »

High School / Oct 28, 2013 / 11:15 am

Watch Emmanuel Mudiay Dunk Over Allen Iverson

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The 6-5 SMU-bound high school sensation Emmanuel Mudiay, has a fan in Allen Iverson. Mudiay joined youngster Terrence Ferguson to show out their talents at midnight madness for Prime Prep Academy, and Philly’s warrior was happy to be involved for the impromptu dunking exhibition by the youngsters. Read More »

instagram / Oct 24, 2013 / 9:30 pm

Allen Iverson Finally Joins Instagram; Fans’ Prayers “Answered”

Allen Iverson

For the longest time, NBA players had arms unadorned by the garish green ink of the tattoo needle (note: we have a few tattoos); for the longest time, players kept their hair at military length; for the longest time, Allen Iverson didn’t have an official Instagram account. That last point changed today, and the others changed over the course of AI’s trendsetting career. Read More »

NBA / Oct 15, 2013 / 5:30 pm

5 Big Takeaways From ESPN The Magazine’s Q&A With LeBron James

LeBron James

LeBron James (photo. Instagram/KingJames)

The Internet has been throbbing with intrigue after the Chris Broussard Q & A with LeBron James for ESPN the Magazine dropped this morning. There is a lot to take in, so we’re giving you the 5 biggest things to glean from LeBron’s eye-opening gaze back on his first up-and-down decade in the NBA. Read More »

College / Oct 3, 2013 / 4:00 pm

The 20 Best College Basketball Crossovers

Trey Burke

Trey Burke (photo. Michigan Athletics)

The crossover is such a beautiful thing, especially on the college level. From the shake to simply breaking down your defender, crossovers on the college level tend to get the whole arena involved with the usual ohhs and ahhs as familiar soundtracks. As the college basketball season approaches, here is a look at the top 20 crossovers over the past years that deserve your attention… while defenders on the opposite end of these crossovers needed the attention of the team trainers. Read More »