Like so many other kids growing up in the early 2000's, James Harden idolized and emulated Allen Iverson. Harden is now arguably the league's most dynamic, and best, shooting guard, just as Iverson once was, but 'The Beard' still draws motivation from 'The Answer'."Obviously, he was a beast," Harden said of Iverson in a short ESPN video clip. "Undersized, but [he had] the heart of...
There have been few moments in basketball history when aesthetics truly impacted the game. Most notably, the fusion of basketball with hip-hop in the late 80's and early 90's marked the biggest cosmetic change when the Fab Five, and then later Michael Jordan, started wearing baggy shorts. Later, with Allen Iverson, the hip-hop vibe found its quintessential basketball partner in...
When former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown lobbied the team earlier this week to consider hiring Allen Iverson as an assistant general manager, it took some people by surprise. Iverson, of course, was not one of them. On Thursday, Iverson followed Brown’s endorsement by trying to pitch himself to the Sixers. “I may not...Read More
Tim Donaghy says he joined a white power gang while serving his prison sentence because he wanted protection after ratting out some fellow inmates for gambling. Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison in 2008 for betting on games while working as an NBA referee. He served 11 months and then was released...Read More
Stephen A. Smith insists Allen Iverson was not intoxicated when the former NBA star went on his infamous “practice” rant in 2002, and Smith defended Iverson in the most Stephen A. Smith-way possible on Friday morning. During the latest edition of the insufferable “First Take,” Smith spent more than five minutes ranting about how close...Read More
Allen Iverson’s “practice” rant is easily one of the most infamous exchanges a professional athlete has ever had with the media. And more than 10 years later, we’re getting a better idea of why Iverson may have been so testy. Was he boozing before he took the podium? Kent Babb of the Washington Post published...Read More
Allen Iverson was a great basketball player. He was not, however, a very good person — at least according to allegations in a new biography about the former NBA superstar. The book “Not a Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson” was written by journalist Kent Babb and released earlier in the week. Deadspin’s Drew Magary read the biography...
On May 16th, Showtime will air the documentary film "IVERSON". Prepare your DVR's accordingly. The post Here’s The Trailer For Showtime’s “Iverson” Documentary On May 16th appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
It’s been well-documented that Allen Iverson has experienced significant financial issues following his NBA career. A story relayed by a former teammate indicates that the supremely talented point guard used to blow through obscene amounts of money on a routine basis, especially if a visit to a strip club was on the itinerary. Current Los...Read More The post Ex-teammate: Allen...
Don’t expect Allen Iverson’s successful career handling the basketball to transition into a career handling a clipboard. The former Philadelphia 76ers guard, who’s infamous practice rant went down as one of the best press conferences ever, has made it clear that he never wanted to become a head coach in the NBA. Things are probably better off this way, as he also confirmed...
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