TAG: Tyronn Lue

Smack, We Reminisce / Jan 6, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Tyronn Lue Takes Photo With Fan Wearing Iverson Step Over Shirt (Video)

Fan, Tyronn Lue

For a certain age of basketball fan, Allen Iverson is a larger-than-life character. We can remember watching him when we were a senior in high school during his lone 2001 MVP season, and how much we wanted his sad-sack Sixers team to upend Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in the NBA Finals. Game 1 of that series was his apex, with Iverson dropping 48 points (on 41 shots) during a miraculous win over the heavily favored Lakers. The most iconic image in the series came when AI burned Tyronn Lue on a step-back baseline jumper in that game, then stepped over him on his way back down the court. The imagery adorns t-shirts these days, and one brazen 76ers fan decided to get a picture snapped with Lue — now an associate head coach with the Cavs — while wearing the shirt during Monday’s game. Read More »

NBA / Aug 22, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Allen Iverson’s 10 Most Iconic Moments

Allen Iverson

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 »

NBA / Sep 6, 2012 / 4:30 pm

The Night Allen Iverson Became A NBA Icon

Allen Iverson

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 »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 1, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Re-Introducing Allen Iverson’s The Answer IV From Reebok

Allen Iverson, The Answer IV

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 »

NBA / May 29, 2012 / 11:45 am

The Top 5 Moments From Allen Iverson’s MVP Season

Allen Iverson

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 »

Latest News, NBA / Jun 7, 2011 / 3:00 pm

The Final Answer: A Tribute To The Legacy Of Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson

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 »

NBA / Jun 7, 2011 / 11:30 am

The 3 Defining Moves Of Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson

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 »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 29, 2010 / 3:30 pm

Celtics Locker Room Brawl With Delonte West & Von Wafer

Delonte West

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 »

Latest News, NBA / Nov 30, 2009 / 10:15 am

Sixers Finally Admit They’re Considering Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson

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 »

NBA / Sep 25, 2009 / 11:20 am

NBA Free Agents: Who’s Left?

Wally Szczerbiak

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 »