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 10:57pm3/01/14 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… »10/30/13 9:54pm10/30/13 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 11:26am6/17/13 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… »5/04/13 4:50pm5/04/13 4:50pm

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

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 3:25pm5/07/12 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 2:00pm11/15/11 2:00pm