Archive for May, 2012
Allen Iverson presented the Game Ball at the Celtics-Sixers Game 6 Showdown and received a heartfelt ovation from the fans. Maybe some good ol’ AI Magic rubbed off, as the Sixers won and forced a Game 7 with the Celtics.
Iverson cupped his hand to his ear and received the loudest ovation of the night. He watched the game from a suite and his eyes watered up when he was shown later in the game on the big screen as the crowd, thousands wearing a No. 3 jersey, went wild and chanted, ”MVP!” Iverson posted on Twitter, ”You can always come home again!!!”
A more revealing moment came during a second-quarter interview with Lisa Salters on ESPN’s telecast.
Asked if he was retired, Iverson told Salters: “I’m not using that word. I wanna play basketball so bad. The way it is right now, I’ve accepted the fact [the NBA] may not happen, but I still want to play basketball. If I can get an opportunity to where it’s gonna make me happy at the end of my career, I’ll take that opportunity.”
Allen Iverson has found his scoring touch again, showcasing to the Chinese fans in the US Legends’ 126-109 victory over the Shanxi Brave Dragons on Wednesday. It is also the most points he had throughout the exhibition team’s two-week China tour.
However, Iverson denied a widely hyped speculation that he is in talks with some CBA clubs for a contract this summer, saying he hasn’t been approached by any of them.
Pundits and some CBA head coaches hinted that Iverson is not physically ready for pro games. But he insisted he remains a superstar, at least “in the CBA”.
Wow, just wow. This brings back good ol’ memories. Remember The Questions? Remember the Reebok commercials featuring AI? We’ll he’s back.
Watch AI show off his handle alongside Swizzy.
YES! They’re back. The iconic Reebok Questions, Allen Iverson’s first signature shoe, will be re-released by Reebok later this month. The official date will be May 25.
Recently, Allen Iverson was spotted rocking the Reebok Questions—his first signature sneaker—during a tour over in China. So, we were pretty sure that they’d be re-released by Reebok at some point. But, now we can tell you that we know for a fact that Reebok will be putting these out again on May 25. As you can see from the photo above, the Questions will be available in a “White/Red” colorway and feature the honeycomb-style air units and the translucent icy blue sole that we’ve all come to know and love.
The release will be hyped and delivered Reebok Creative Director and Iverson fan, Swizz Beatz.
It’s without doubt that Allen Iverson was one of the most influential figures to ever play in the NBA. After a great career at Georgetown University under the mentorship of John Thompson, AI went on to dominate in the league with a career that makes him arguably the best “little man” to ever play the game. Moreover, his presence in hip hop culture is well-documented through his personal style and signature shoe collection with Reebok. The Question, his most celebrated silhouette, is set for a very hyped comeback fueled by Reebok Creative Director and Iverson fan, Swizz Beatz.
A trendsetter in his own right, Iverson’s collection with Reebok was highlighted by the Question – a shoe that in the 90′s graced everyone’s feet and is still classic to this day. The white/red colorways is set to return this month on May 25th. Featuring a predominately white upper, the honeycomb midsole is set off by red accenting and Reebok branding along the lace holes. The AI logo is perched on the heel. Pricing info is not yet available.
Allen Iverson just finished an exhibition game between the Ducks and a US team of NBA players on Thursday in Shenzhen. The US team won 119-109. Iverson, a former NBA MVP, was asked if he was considering joining the CBA. “Why not?” he said.
Source: China Daily
But apparently, Iverson needs to work at his fitness:
Brendan Suhr, the visiting US team’s head coach, said the 36-year-old, dubbed ”The Answer”,needs more practice to prepare for competition in the CBA.
“He has not played for a year against anyone with that ability, so he’s not that good right now,”Suhr said of Iverson’s current status after leading the US squad to a 119-109 over the Ducks inthe team’s third game in Shenzhen on Thursday.
“It’s very hard (for him) to all of the sudden play against tremendous competition like the Ducks presented. I think he’s going to get better and when he makes shots he will get more confident.
But Marbury is an example:
However, a lot of sweat and pain could make a big difference, as Marbury has shown.
To get ready for his time in the CBA, Marbury said he got into the best shape of his career witha tough training regimen last summer.
The Ducks’ head coach, Min Lulei, believes Iverson could make an impact here as well, as longas he takes the China adventure as seriously as his countryman.
Allen Iverson is on the NBA legends promotions tour in China alongside former greats, such as Stephon Marbury, Shawn Kemp, Clyde Drexler, and Dennis Rodman. Here’s the game highlight A.I. in Shenzhen’s game on 3rd May, 2012
Allen Iverson scored 27 points and also had a number of nice pass. A.I.’s team won 119-109 over Marbury’s team which is the Champion of CBA this year. A.I.’s team has won for three straight game in this China tour.