Allen Iverson Clears Up Rumors and More on ‘CBS This Morning’

Iverson didn’t blow through that $200 million like everyone says he did

Tomorrow, Showtime will air the highly-anticipated Iverson documentary, which will tell not just the tale of Allen Iverson, the legendary basketball player with the tats, cornrows and iconic press conference rants, but the man who was nearly jailed for 15 years before he even put on a Georgetown Hoya jersey, and the persona that became the gold standard for millions of inner-city kids.

Earlier today, Iverson took to CBS This Morning to chat with morning show hosts about the lies and rumors concerning him that have circulated through the media since he left the NBA, and even while he was still a player. The most salient of them is that Iverson is broke, after playing through one of the most lucrative careers in North American sports. His answer, and more, in the video clip above.

The Reebok Question “OG Red Toe” Make A Return

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After originally being released in 1996, the Reebok Question is set to retro once again. These sneakers are known as Allen Iverson’s first signature kicks as well as the kicks he crossed Michael Jordan in. The Reebok Question will return in their OG “Red Toe” colorway and as of now there has been no set release date for the U.S. However, select European retailers have already received their stock. Stay tuned to find out when an official release date for The Reebok Question “OG Red Toe” drops.

 

– Chad Vill (@YungChad)

Watch the Trailer to the ‘Iverson’ Documentary, Airing May 16

In the middle of the NBA playoffs, a reminder of a hardwood legend

If you were to ask 5 people their opinion on Allen Iverson, one of the greatest players the NBA has ever seen, you may get 5 different answers. However, none of them will be able to accurately dispute his contribution to the game of basketball. The perennial NBA All-Star, scoring champion, and former NBA MVP forever changed the sport on and off the court, and on May 16, his peaks and valleys will be on Showtime for the world to see.

A new documentary, Iverson, will air just under a month from now, and above, you can watch its first trailer.

Steve Nash Retires After 18 Seasons In The NBA

“Hair Canada” decides to step away from the game after a outstanding 18 year career
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Throwback Thursday: Check Out Footage Of Allen Iverson Crossing Michael Jordan

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Jadakiss revisits his Reebok/Allen Iverson commercials and dishes on rappers playing basketball

Adam Figman, senior editor at SLAM, sat down with Jadakiss to revisit the classic Allen Iverson Reebok commercials, which rappers can actually hoop, and how AI infused hip-hop with sports.

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Larry Brown: “I Hate What’s Going On In Philly”

No tank zone. No tank zone… They know better.

Yesterday was the start of what looks to be another great NBA season. However, for Hall of Fame coach, Larry Brown, Philadelphia’s not looking as Sunny as it did during his era — the era of Allen Iverson and company. To those unaware, Larry Brown is the man that helped bring the AI-led 76ers to the finals in 2001.

Regarding today’s team, the Sixers are in year two of their rumored five-year tank plan. Despite being a low level strategy that helped the Cleveland Cavaliers become the first team in over 25 years to have four no. 1 draft picks, fans accustomed to building teams by developing players and talent will be on hold for quite a while.

While there’s nothing that anyone outside of the Sixers organization can do to stop this, the Philadelphia Inquirer caught up with the storied former coach to grasp his opinion on the matter and he had a lot to say.

“I hate what’s going on in Philly,” the Hall of Fame coach said Wednesday. “They don’t have a basketball person in the organization. It makes me sick to my stomach.”

“No, I wouldn’t do it. We wouldn’t lose. Brett [Brown] can coach, he’s one of Pop’s guys,” Brown said, referring to San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich. “But what they are doing to that city to me is mind-boggling. That’s the greatest basketball city in the world with its fans and you want them to sit back and watch you lose.

“Can you imagine telling Allen Iverson that this is a rebuilding season so we’re going to be bad on purpose?” Brown continued. “I love [Nerlens] Noel, I love Joel [Embiid]. But you can’t put that stuff into them. Again, it boggles my mind. I understand you have to get assets to get better. You get assets by developing young players, draft picks and moving contracts. But how much teaching is going on?”

 

“These analytics, they don’t mean squat to me,” Brown said. “Throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. To say that these analytics guys have the answer is crazy. It doesn’t apply to basketball. Everybody uses the data you get, but that’s what coaching is. Maybe it will work, I don’t know. But it’s a shame what those fans are going through waiting to see if it will.”

Jamaal Fisher (@jamaalfisher)