Ronald Tillery, Memphis Commercial Appeal: “Allen Iverson will have an MRI today because of a strained left hamstring that forced him to sit out Tuesday when the Grizzlies began their exhibition schedule against the Washington Wizards. [...] Iverson said this is the first time he has experienced a strained hamstring. His absence is not simply a precautionary measure. ‘I can’t go,’ Iverson said. ‘If it was Game 7 of the Finals, I wouldn’t be able to go.’ Iverson tweaked the hamstring during Sunday’s scrimmage at the Grizzlies’ training camp in Birmingham. He didn’t practice Monday. ‘I was dribbling the ball and tried to stop on a dime and I heard a little pop,’ Iverson said, adding that he’s disappointed by the timing of the injury. ‘I know a lot of people came to see me play and to not be able to go is frustrating and disheartening.’”
Iverson wore the new Reebok Answer 12 in Dark Blue colorway during the road game against the Memphis Grizzlies. The colorway matches the Detroit Pistons away jerseys – with a shiny navy blue on the sides, and white with red lining on the back heel.[SinglePic not found]
These hot kicks hit the shelves on All-Star Weekend – Feb. 15th – mark it on your calendars.[SinglePic not found]
The latest collection of Allen Iverson’s signature shoe, Reebok Answer 12, is scheduled to release during the NBA All-Start Weekend in February. We have exclusive pics of the soon-to-be-release kicks that the man himself has been wearing since being traded to the Detroit Pistons.
Notice the three different color-ways. The first colorway, black-red-white, is inspired by the Philadelphia 76ers. The second colorway, baby-blue-white-yellow, is inspired by his days as a Denver Nugget. The third colorway is obviously the colors of his current team, the Detroit Pistons.
There is an elegant TPU heel graphic plate that features a poem by British poet William Ernest Henley, called Invictus. The prose describes Allen Iverson’s dedicated on-court attitude and relentless will to win.
Expect to see the Reebok Answer 12 on shelves during NBA All-Star Weekend for $100.00
Allen Iverson was welcomed to the Motor City with a standing ovation so loud that the public-address announcer couldn’t be heard.
Iverson said he got “chillbumps” when he was introduced and heard the roar of the crowd.
“That’s all you want when you get traded,” said Iverson, who has been dealt twice in two years. “You want to get that initial feeling of how they embrace and accept you.”
Iverson finished with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting with four assists and four turnovers.