You’ve probably heard by now that Allen Iverson – one of the greatest scorers in the history of the NBA – is prepared to retire later this week. Iverson, 38, began his career with the Philadelphia 76ers and played his last NBA game with the team in 2010. He wasn’t only known throughout the NBA as a scorer, but also as a player with one of the best crossovers in history, something he reinvented in the early ’90s. Read More »
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Maybe I’m not looking hard enough. Maybe this is a sign from God to do something else, anything else. Maybe I’m just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Yet it still doesn’t make any sense.
I drove past schools. I walked by business complexes. I glanced at parks. I even talked to friends, and yet it feels like it’s impossible to find outdoor basketball courts around my apartment. I’m living just outside of Baltimore right now, and trying to find a court with a rim, a playable surface and a net is hard labor. Read More »
I know everyone else likes to say The Question is the greatest sneaker from Allen Iverson and Reebok ever. But I’ll always be partial to the Answer IV. It came at the height of his career and fame, and was so popular amongst the youth that I think 3/4 of my AAU team at the time didn’t just scoop up one pair; they tried to get every colorway that dropped (and they were ALL dope). Plus, perhaps the signature moment of Allen Iverson’s career came in these sneakers. He was rocking them during Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals when he dropped 48 points and stepped over Tyronn Lue. Now, the Answer IV in the white/black colorway will be coming back in a one-time drop on August 10. Get ready. Read More »
For a brief moment last Wednesday night, Allen Iverson was back. Sure he was just presenting the game ball but seeing Iverson on an actual NBA court brought back a flood of memories for fans in attendance and those watching at home. Instantly, Iverson & Bubba Chuck (Iverson’s nickname) were trending on Twitter, which as The Starting Five phenomenally summarizes, is because… Read More »
How quickly we forget. 36 years ago to the day, the legend of Allen Iverson was born. Only two years ago, the name Allen Iverson was relevant to the basketball world. Only five years ago, he was the icon, the NBA’s ultimate non-conformist. If the Fab Five began the transformation, Iverson was its eventual monarch. But now he’s a mere memory, swallowed by the unfamiliar anonymity of European basketball. Read More »
Allen Iverson was a revolutionary, an NBA star and a cultural icon for basketball off the court as much as he was on it. Still, what made A.I. one of the most remarkable players was his ability to score at will despite standing 6-feet tall and weighing only 165 pounds.
He made his legacy in a game fit for giants, and he did it because he possessed a handle comparable to few. Put that on top of blistering speed and a relentlessness on both ends of the floor and you’ve got The Answer. Read More »
Before Delonte West even plays his first game back in a Celtics uniform, he may be on his way out of Boston. In the second known confrontation in less than a week, West and teammate Von Wafer reportedly were involved in a physical altercation today. HOOPSWORLD’s Alex Kennedy has the story: Read More »
Whether the Sixers thought about signing Allen Iverson before the season or not, they’re definitely thinking about it now. Knowing that they’ll be without Lou Williams for the next two months, it’s confirmed that Philly management has internally discussed the possibility of bringing back the Answer. Read More »
Even with training camp starting next week, there are still guys out there looking for jobs. And while the opportunity to get a non-guaranteed deal for the chance to even fight for a roster spot gets slimmer and slimmer, there are definitely more free agents left on the market than jobs available. Take a look at who’s left: Read More »
While they can sit and wait to hear from Allen Iverson, the Memphis Grizzlies need to start looking for a backup point guard. I would like to think that the Marcus Williams experiment will pan out, but he may not be able to find his way to training camp. Realizing this, GM Chris Wallace is starting to arrange workouts with free agent point guards this week. Read More »