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    Athens, Greece: USA's Stephon Marbury and team mate Allen Iverson stand on the podium with their Bronze medals following the Olympic Games men's basketball finals 28 August 2004, at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens. Argentina won the gold, Italy silver and the USA the Bronze. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP via Getty Images) In a recent interview with Showtime, NBA Hall of Famer, Allen Iverson had the greatest of praise for fellow 1996 NBA draftees Steve Nash and Stephon Marbury. “Steve [Nash] and Stephon Marbury gave me the most problems,” Iverson told hosts Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on a recent episode of the All of the Smoke Podcast. “I love Stephon Marbury....
    The Brooklyn Nets acquired Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving last offseason to contend for the NBA title. However, the team still lacked a quality head coach to manage the superstars. To everyone’s surprise, the Nets hired Steve Nash over many other candidates. Although Nash doesn’t have coaching experience, Allen Iverson is in full support of the decision by the Nets. AI didn’t play with Nash at any point in his career, but they were opponents on various occasions. Moreover, both the players won MVP awards during their careers and yet had completely different play styles. Iverson talked about Nash on the “Showtime Basketball” podcast and discussed the Nets’ decision to go for Nash as their head coach. “I knew it...
    The one debate that will remain never-ending is the NBA’s greatest players of all time.  We hold players at different pedestals because our opinions vary but when Philadelphia 76er’s legend names his favorite players, we can’t help but be all ear’s. Little did we know that the great Allen Iverson holds the Portland Trail Blazers’ star Damian Lillard at very high regard. Blazers’ Damian Lillard has left a mark on Allen Iverson The NBA legend came together with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on Showtime’s ‘All The Smoke’ Podcast. They sat and discussed topics like what it was like to play against the deadly Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, how the game has evolved over the years, and so on....
    Which game, in particular, comes to mind when you think of Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, and Allen Iverson? It has to be the 2001 NBA Finals when the Philadelphia 76ers took a game 1 against the Lakers. Although the Lakers took home the trophy, it is a memory every Sixer fan will remember for decades to come. Recently, Allen Iverson reminisced on what it was like playing against the two legends. The pressure of playing against Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal On All The Smoke podcast by Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Allen Iverson recollected what it felt like to be playing against the best players to have ever walked the court. He started off by saying, “I don’t...
    Allen Iverson is talking about a beef — not a misunderstanding, he’s talking about a beef — but he’s leaving it up to the imagination to figure out which television personality it involves. The Hall of Fame point guard went on Showtime’s “All the Smoke” show recently and brought up an unnamed talking head he seriously does not like. He just refused to name names. “There’s one guy, I know you know who I’m talking to, I know you hate me. And trust me, I don’t hate nobody — yes I do, I hate you,” Iverson said. Iverson seemed to know who everyone would guess first and threw cold water on it, saying he was not talking about the controversial...
    Allen Iverson is talking about a beef — not a misunderstanding, he’s talking about a beef — but he’s leaving it up to the imagination to figure out which television personality it involves. The Hall of Fame point guard went on Showtime’s “All the Smoke” show recently and brought up an unnamed talking head he seriously does not like. He just refused to name names. “There’s one guy, I know you know who I’m talking to, I know you hate me. And trust me, I don’t hate nobody — yes I do, I hate you,” Iverson said. Iverson seemed to know who everyone would guess first and threw cold water on it, saying he was not talking about the controversial Fox...
    Reigning MVP and DPOY Giannis Antetokounmpo started becoming the center of trade rumors after the Milwaukee Bucks got eliminated by the Miami Heat in the second round of the 2020 Playoffs. With their failure to live up to expectations from the best team in the Eastern Conference, some people think that Antetokounmpo will consider following the footsteps of other superstars and leave the Bucks for a team that could give him a better chance of winning an NBA championship title. One of the top favorite trade destinations for the “Greek Freak” is the Golden State Warriors. In a recent guest appearance on All the Smoke podcast with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, via Youtube, NBA legend Allen Iverson talked about...
    Allen Iverson isn’t over the things a particular TV sports personality has said about him over the years. Iverson said so during an apperance on the “All the Smoke” podcast with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes that dropped Thursday. AI didn’t want to drop a name, although he did specify it wasn’t Skip Bayless. But Jackson and Barnes said they knew who it was. (Language warning for the clip below.) Allen Iverson has a message for a certain TV personality “The way you hate me, motherf*cker I hate you too…you and your daddy.” ???? (???? All The Smoke) pic.twitter.com/dxNEKWrTk9 — NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 24, 2020 “I know you know who I’m talking to. I know you hate me,...
    Princess Charlene is glamorous in a floor-length silver gown This $6,300 backyard tiny office made out of plywood and polycarbonate offers just 40 square feet to work from home in — see inside Which Television Personality Does Allen Iverson Hate? Allen Iverson had pointed words for an unnamed television personality — not Skip Bayless and not who you think it is — which he shared on the All the Smoke podcast. Words that will surely launch some detective work due to their ferocity. © Provided by The Big Lead Because The Answer doesn't hate anyone. But he hates this guy. A lot, it seems. Allen Iverson has a message for a certain TV personality "The way you...
    Allen Iverson spent his career unknowingly redefining the NBA. He came with a carefree attitude and did what he wanted. However, he also backed up his antics with consistent dominant plays on the court. From crossing over Michael Jordan as a rookie to becoming the shortest man to ever win the league MVP, AI inspired a generation. One of his biggest inspirations on the NBA was to bring in the style. AI stayed true to his roots and kept his dressing sense intact even when he made the league. He started a fashion movement in the NBA, which carries on to this day. AI’s influence was obviously not just limited to basketball. Houston Texans’ defensive end JJ Watt announced...
    Loading the player... Da Brat has opened up about her relationship with NBA All-Star Allen Iverson and her bisexuality. The Funkdafied rapper appeared on Kandi Burruss’s YouTube show Speak On It over the weekend and spoke about her relationship with Iverson, 45. The two dated in the early 90s and she says she was very committed to the former Philadelphia 76ers star. Read More: Da Brat feels ‘weight has been lifted’ since coming out as a lesbian Da Brat (Credit: Da Brat) “I’m a grandma’s child. I’m very domesticated. I like cooking. I like cleaning. I like folding. It’s therapeutic. I used to wake up and pick his clothes out and cook breakfast and j–- his d–– off when...
    Getty Pictures Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2006 Again in ’96, SLAM Journal was in a position to get rookies Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Stephon Marbury, Marcus Camby, Steve Nash, Antoine Walker, Jermaine O’Neal, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Kerry Kittles and Antoine Walker to pose for one of the vital standard SLAM covers ever! Just one downside, Allen Iverson was lacking! The place the heck was he? “He most likely was late man,” joked Antoine Walker on the Heavy Reside With Scoop B Present. Heavy on Celtics With Ex-NBA All-Star Antoine WalkerFormer NBA All-Star and NCAA and NBA champion Antoine Walker joins host Brandon “Scoob B” Robinson to speak concerning the NBA...
    Getty Images Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2006 Back in ’96, SLAM Magazine was able to get rookies Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, Stephon Marbury, Marcus Camby, Steve Nash, Antoine Walker, Jermaine O’Neal, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Kerry Kittles and Antoine Walker to pose for one of the most popular SLAM covers ever! View this post on Instagram #tbt @slamonline 1996 Rookie class. Word to @russbengtson #sneakerhistory A post shared by Sneaker History (@sneakerhistory) on Nov 19, 2015 at 9:28am PST Only one problem, Allen Iverson was missing! Where the heck was he? “He probably was late man,” joked Antoine Walker on the Heavy Live With Scoop B Show. Heavy on Celtics With Ex-NBA All-Star Antoine...
    NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson was a spectacular player. The 6.0″ guard always played with a chip on his shoulder and gave his matchups a run for their money. Iverson won several accolades in his illustrious career and earned respect from his opponents as well. Recently, former NBA star Gilbert Arenas made an appearance on Fubo Sports podcast and revealed A.I. was the toughest player he ever guarded. “I always say Allen was like that white boy player in high-school that played balls hard. He is playing 150 miles per hour the whole time. Him getting a steal here to him saving the ball, jumping four rows to the stands. Somehow he gets out of that and made a...
    NBA Analysts and NBA players tend to develop interpersonal relationships with time. It could be a good one because the analyst has always hyped up the player. Consequently, it could also be a bitter if one critique’s the other and there are back-and-forth jabs taking place. Similarly, analyst Stephen A. Smith and former Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson have had their moments. Although when given a chance, Iverson only had good things to say about Smith. Allen Iverson has high praises for his analyst friend When the Sixers were going through a hard time and were performing poorly for many years, they were accused of tanking to get the top picks in the Draft. This would eventually lead to the best...
    Former Georgetown Hoyas star, Allen Iverson, thanked his former coach for “saving my life.” Legendary Georgetown Hoyas coach John Thompson Jr., a titanic force in college athletics history, died at age 78 on Sunday, and tributes began pouring in across the basketball community. Thompson oversaw fierce Georgetown squads that made three Finals Fours, won the 1984 National Title, and became the iconic team of the 1980s — the heyday of Big East men’s basketball. Beyond his coaching prowess, “Big John” was a pioneering leader who offered young Black men a place at Georgetown before it was commonplace, and he opened the door for minority coaches after becoming the first Black coach to win a national title. Thompson was inducted into the...
    Allen Iverson paid tribute to the late John Thompson on Monday hours after the former Georgetown coach’s family announced the legend had died. Iverson was on Thompson’s Hoyas squad for two seasons before jumping to the NBA. The former Philadelphia 76ers star had nothing but kind words to say about the late coach. JOHN THOMPSON, LEGENDARY GEORGETOWN BASKETBALL COACH, DIES AT 78 “Thanks For Saving My Life Coach. I’m going to miss you, but I’m sure that you are looking down on us with a big smile. I would give anything just for one more phone call from you only to hear you say, ‘Hey MF’, then we would talk about everything except basketball.......” Iverson wrote. “May you always Rest in Paradise,...
    Monday was 8/24, Kobe Bryant Day, one day removed from the Los Angeles Lakers’ legend’s birthday. Many players and friends poured in wishes for the late legend. But close friend and former rival, Allen Iverson penned an emotional letter to him through Players Tribune, titled “Dear Kobe.” He starts the letter by talking about when he realized Kobe was destined for greatness. “The first time I saw you going up against Black Jesus (Michael Jordan) when you were 18 years old, I knew you were a killer. That’s when I realized you were going to be a legend in this game. You were going hard at Mike that night. No fear whatsoever.” Michael Jordan has been Iverson’s favorite player and...
    (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images) Allen Iverson thinks LeBron is better than Jordan. Most NBA players past and present have offered up their thoughts on who the greatest NBA player of all-time is, and Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson has been firmly in the Michael Jordan camp over the last few years, even calling him “Black Jesus” at one point. In one of the most stunning heel-turns we’ll see all year, Iverson has switched sides and is offering up his support for Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James. In a recent Instagram Live session, Iverson called James “the one”, which is a shocking statement coming from someone who played against Jordan repeatedly and has the utmost respect for him. Allen Iverson...
    A.I. is well positioned to make a call between Michael Jordan and LeBron James after playing against both superstars during his 17-year career. Mike Powell/Allsport/Getty Images; Andy Lyons/Getty Images; REUTERS/Tim Shaffer NBA legend and Hall of Famer Allen Iverson weighed in on the contentious NBA greatest of all time — or "GOAT" — debate. In an interview on the Fat Joe show, The Answer said as much as he loves Michael Jordan, he views Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James as "the one." Iverson faced off against both His Airness and King James during his 17 years in the league. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Another league legend has weighed in on the contentious NBA greatest...
    Allen Iverson believes LeBron James is a better player than Michael Jordan. Jordan vs. LeBron has been one of the biggest debates in all of sports for more than a decade, and now the NBA legend has weighed in. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) “As much as I love Michael Jordan, Lebron James is the one…that motherf***er is the one,” Iverson said while talking with Fat Joe, according to TMZ. You can watch his full comments below. I have to agree with Iverson. In fact, I’m not sure how you couldn’t agree with Iverson when it comes to who is better. Yes, Michael Jordan has six rings, and LeBron only has three. We...
    Kobe Bean Bryant is not one of the greatest basketball players of all time only because of his diligence but also because he has a very unique way of dominating the court while playing. Apart from that, it is also his fear of not being good enough and fear of losing that gives him an upper hand amongst his competitors. He has never failed to show that he would do anything to do and be the best in the game. It is this drive for perfection that started his professional rivalry and obsession with Allen Iverson. Allen Iverson, also called “the Answer” or “AI”, went up against Kobe in 1999. The Lakers were led by Kobe Bryant and...
    Reebok and Adidas recently came together for a crossover to launch the ‘Question,’ which is a new-look version of the original Allen Iverson’s ‘Question’ which was made by Reebok. This collaboration brought two MVPs together: Iverson and James Harden. Reebok released a conversation between the two, where Harden talked about how Iverson helped him and his play style. The Question… Iverson x Harden pic.twitter.com/9Sh60djTir — Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) July 7, 2020 “I feel like everything I’m going through right now is what you went through, just a newer version,” Harden said, talking about his critics. “Criticism, negative energy, negativity. ‘Why does he do this? ‘Why does he do that?’ Like, nobody understands. I’m not here to explain myself or try...
    The 22 teams are indulging in intense practice sessions ahead of the NBA restart. The players will be stepping on the court after a four-month plus break when the season resumes. Hence, certain players will be immensely focused on getting back to the top of their game and James Harden is one among them. And he doesn’t want his teammates to lose minute focus too!  Bleacher Report’s Taylor Rooks posted a video on twitter capturing a restless James Harden watching his teammate attend a presser. Apparently, the Rockets had to stop by and answer a few questions before they could enter practice.  Harden clearly wasn’t entertained by this and began demanding his teammate Austin Rivers to get done with his...
    Don Johnson and Chris Redd join Kenan Thompsons upcoming comedy series Ask Bankrate: Questions about losing money in IRAs, the future of the housing market and more Allen Iverson addresses Louis Farrakhan post, says he doesnt support anti-Semitism Allen Iverson became the latest star athlete to signal support for Louis Farrakhan on Tuesday. Two days later, he ended up disavowing the Nation of Islam leader’s rampant anti-Semitism, but did not apologize. The matter began when Iverson posted a three-year-old picture of himself meeting Farrakhan on Instagram, including the hashtag “#BucketListMoment” in his post. View this post on Instagram Iverson followed up that post with a lengthy statement on Thursday in which he said his support of Farrakhan stems...
    Allen Iverson got everyone’s attention Wednesday when he posted a picture on Instagram of him meeting with Louis Farrakhan from a few years back. “I didn’t choose to be black, I just got lucky!!!” the 45-year-old former professional basketball player captioned his post. “#BucketListMoment #LoveConquersHate #GoodDefeatsEvil.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) In the snap, Iverson is looking at the leader of the Nation of Islam as Farrakhan is smiling back. The post was noted by CrossingBroad.com. (RELATED: Colin Kaepernick Condemns July 4th As ‘Celebration Of White Supremacy’)   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Allen Iverson (@theofficialai3) on Jul 14, 2020 at 6:55pm PDT It comes following an announcement by...
    Crossovers were not the only revolutionary part of Allen Iverson and his game. Before he entered the NBA, a pregame suit or formal attire was a must. But after he came in, he started a new trend, where he dressed up just how he liked and felt comfortable. However, the NBA was not pleased, and in 2005, David Stern introduced a dress code to target him. In a collaboration with Players Tribune, Iverson featured in a video titled, “So … You Want the Real Story? In the video, he talks about how LeBron James and many others who were inspired by him, got away with wearing what they want because of him. “So what’s wrong with LeBron James? He grew...
    Photo by TOM MIHALEK/AFP via Getty Images Allen Iverson reflects on Michael Jordan’s mentorship, calling him “Black Jesus.” In a new video from The Players’ Tribune entitled, “So … You Want the Real Story?,” Allen Iverson opens up on Michael Jordan‘s mentorship early in his career and just how much the star rookie out of Georgetown revered the greatest NBA player of all time. While the clips are repurposed interviews from a 2014 documentary called Iverson, hearing AI speak on his basketball hero is timeless and particularly more relevant after MJ vs. LeBron James debates cropped up again this summer following The Last Dance. Iverson directly attributes his motivation to Jordan: “Anybody that know Allen Iverson know Black Jesus was it for me,”...
    Allen Iverson will receive a $32 million trust fund payment when he turns 55, thanks to a lifetime Reebok contract. The 2001 MVP, who led the Sixers to the finals that year, turned 45 Sunday — but in a decade, his Reebok deal will grant him the multimillion-dollar windfall. Reebok pays the former 76ers star $800,000 a year. He played his last game in 2010, and he’d previously had a 10-year, $50 million contract with Reebok when he first joined the NBA. Last year, Reebok re-released his rookie season sneaks.