Allen Iverson Thanks Michael Jordan, His Mom And...Stephen A. Smith?

The first person Allen Iverson thanked in his jersey-retirement speech was Michael Jordan. "Yes, I was one of those kids that wanted to be like Mike," he said. Iverson proceeded to thank friends, family and former teammates, each name greeted by applause from the crowd. And then he thanked Stephen A. Smith and Howard… » 3/01/14 10:57pm 3/01/14 10:57pm

Allen Iverson Finally Obeys Laws Of Nature, Officially Retires

Allen Iverson made his retirement official today, even though it's hard to know how, exactly, to define such a thing for him. Iverson, now 38, was never a professional basketball player so much as he was, foremost, an object in motion, tending always to stay in motion. If Iverson can be said to retire, then a meteorite … » 10/30/13 9:54pm 10/30/13 9:54pm

Allen Iverson Accused By Ex-Wife Of Abducting His Children

Well, shit. The story of Allen Iverson's post-NBA life just keeps getting sadder and sadder. According to TMZ, Iverson's ex-wife, Tawanna Iverson, has filed court documents alleging that Iverson has refused to return their five children to her after getting permission to take them on a vacation in Charlotte, N.C., and… » 6/17/13 11:26am 6/17/13 11:26am

LeBron's Fourth MVP Is Pushing Him Into Ludicrous Territory

Reports are swarming that LeBron James will be named the NBA’s MVP for the fourth time in the past five seasons. Somehow this makes Derrick Rose’s 2011 MVP — the only blemish in that stretch for LeBron — seem all the more impressive, if all the more anomalous. Only four other players (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, … » 5/04/13 4:50pm 5/04/13 4:50pm

"We Talkin' ’Bout Practice": Allen Iverson's Famous Rant Was 10 Years Ago…

The video above—and any other existing clip that happens to be floating around on YouTube—can't do justice to Allen Iverson's press conference of May 7, 2002. The Practice Rant has come down through the years as a scattering of hilariously defiant, repetitious sound bites. But what made it a masterpiece was the… » 5/07/12 3:25pm 5/07/12 3:25pm

Allen Iverson Tells Lawyer To "Go To Hell" In Epic Deposition Transcript

A federal judge in Detroit dismissed a $2.5 million lawsuit against Allen Iverson today. The suit had been filed as a result of a bar fight two years ago that allegedly involved Iverson. The Detroit News obtained a transcript of Iverson's deposition, during which he was questioned by a lawyer who had won a $260,000… » 11/15/11 2:00pm 11/15/11 2:00pm

"Life Is Like A Jump Shot": Reviewing The Unremarkable History Of NBA…

NBA players like rapping, and that is a fact of the universe that we are powerless to stop. The way that I have tended to deal this phenomenon is generally to ignore it completely. It is shockingly easy to do: Just as I do with Kreayshawn, I pretend that NBA rappers do not exist, that they have never existed, and that… » 9/23/11 5:00pm 9/23/11 5:00pm

Listen To Allen Iverson Recall His Crossover On Jordan, And Other…

The New York Times has a great video today that features some of the best crossover artists to ever play the game. One of the highlights is hearing Iverson, who just looks overjoyed to be talking about better times, reminisce about his famous '97 crossover against Michael Jordan — and that's layered with Dwyane Wade's… » 5/26/11 1:55pm 5/26/11 1:55pm

Dennis Rodman Recognizes The Importance Of Family

Your morning roundup for April 2, the day that the color starts returning to the knuckles of passengers and crew on Southwest Flight 812, the plane with a three-foot hole in its side. » 4/02/11 9:15am 4/02/11 9:15am

Charlie Sheen Still Doing Insane Interviews, Now Channeling Allen…

In Charlie Sheen's interview with Jeff Rosen of Today this morning, the former star of Two and a Half Men said that overdosing is "for amateurs" and AA is for "people who don't have tiger blood and Adonis DNA," and further immortalized himself by referencing, in his words, "the great Allen Iverson's" infamous "practice"… » 2/28/11 11:55am 2/28/11 11:55am