Allen Iverson Is Still Talking About Practice

Allen Iverson is coaching a celebrity basketball game in the Philippines, and during his media session yesterday, he was asked if he'd ever want to return to the NBA as a coach. His response was excellent: » 11/06/14 10:05am 11/06/14 10:05am

We Talkin' About Practice

Basketblogger Steve McPherson spent his morning teaching his daughter Allen Iverson's famous press conference. That's about the best way I can imagine spending a morning. Next step: teaching her the entire two minute rant. » 9/20/14 3:09pm 9/20/14 3:09pm

No Flops: A Treasury Of Pro Athletes' Vanity Record Labels

Listen, love is love, clap the gat at y'all haters
The CEO of your label is a basketball player
That mean your shit is never coming out
Sean Price, I'm forever dumbing out, pyrex
Sean Price, "Pyrex" » 5/14/14 12:56pm 5/14/14 12:56pm

Since Iverson, the shooting sleeve has been as much a staple of NBA fashion as anything, but it actually started as a happy little medical-MacGyvering accident. The New Yorker has a short history of how it happened—go give it a read. » 5/07/14 7:46pm 5/07/14 7:46pm

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… » 10/30/13 9:54pm 10/30/13 9:54pm

Here's Allen Iverson Talking About Playing Russian Roulette

On a recent episode of Adrien Broner's online reality show, About Billions, Broner and his crew ran into Allen Iverson while they were partying in Atlanta. Above is Iverson's brief cameo—flagged by Grantland's Jay Caspian Kang—and it will make you miserable. » 6/24/13 5:52pm 6/24/13 5:52pm

Allen Iverson Spotted With His Children, Says He's Not Treated Fairly

Yesterday, it was reported that Allen Iverson's ex-wife, Tawanna Iverson, had accused her former husband of abducting the former couple's five children and keeping them at an Atlanta hotel. And now things have just gotten more confusing. » 6/18/13 9:46am 6/18/13 9:46am

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… » 5/04/13 4:50pm 5/04/13 4:50pm

Here's Video Of Allen Iverson Throwing A Football Approximately 60 Yards

This video of Iverson airing a football out 60 yards is old, but it's still cool, so hush. If Andy Reid's looking for a quarterback solution to keep his coaching gig with the Eagles, The Answer is right there. » 11/15/12 7:00pm 11/15/12 7:00pm

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

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 Is Still "Waiting For Another Opportunity" To Play…

Milton Nunez, the president of Pueblo Nuevo, a team in the Dominican Republic, said yesterday that Allen Iverson would play for his team. Gary Moore, Iverson's manager, denied that to the Associated Press: » 3/23/12 11:15am 3/23/12 11:15am

Report: Allen Iverson In Talks To Play In Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rican league is basically trying to sell the 36-year-old Iverson an opportunity to prove himself to teams in the NBA. It's not like he's already tried to do this or anything. [Yahoo!] » 2/06/12 5:15pm 2/06/12 5:15pm

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

These Two Guys Would've Gotten Away With Busting Into Coors Field If It…

Your morning roundup for June 19, the day some sexy finally came out of the Vancouver riots (it starts at 0:45 of this video), and the day we all wish a Happy Father's Day to the appropriate person in our lives. » 6/19/11 10:00am 6/19/11 10:00am

Allen Iverson Wants His Curtain Call

"Just give me a training camp. Maybe I've rubbed people the wrong way as far as saying the things I've said in my life and in my career. But if any team needs me to help try and win a championship in any capacity, I'm waiting." [ESPN] » 6/09/11 2:45pm 6/09/11 2:45pm