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Allen Iverson, Ann Iverson, BIG3, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, NBA, NBA Moms, Philadelphia 76ers -

Ann Iverson sat in a hotel room on a cool September night in the heart of Newport News, Virginia — the city where she raised her son, NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson, and his two sisters, Brandy and Iiesha. She recounted with laughter so many proud moments of raising Allen and being an NBA […]

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Allen Iverson, Calvin Murphy, Earl Boykins, Hip-Hop, Isaiah Thomas, Muggsy Bogues, Nate Robinson, NBA, Spud Webb -

David went toe-to-toe with Goliath in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. On one end of a second-quarter skirmish towered Sixers big man Joel Embiid. And on the other was respectably sized Celtics guard Terry Rozier. Shoves and jawing resulted in a double technical. “Too bad,” […]

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Allen Iverson, Cleveland Cavaliers, Commentary, LeBron James -

Without Allen Iverson, there would be no LeBron James. No, Iverson didn’t influence the one-of-a-kind athletic playing style of James. Instead, the 6-foot-8-inch, 260-pound kid from Akron, Ohio, inherited Iverson’s unbreakable loyalty to his own. The stories of their respective crews are well-documented. While Iverson’s inner circle lost Bentleys at airports, James’ closest confidants — […]

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Allen Iverson, Houston Rockets, James Harden, Kobe Bryant, NBA -

Let’s get something straight off the rip. What Houston Rockets guard James Harden did to the Los Angeles Clippers’ Wesley Johnson on Wednesday night was not, in the purely technical sense, all that special. Yes, he sat Johnson down like a 5-year-old getting a timeout. It wasn’t any worse — again, strictly from a ballhandling […]

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Allen Iverson, Black History Sports, Chris Webber, Entertainment, Hip Hop, Iman Shumpert, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Lonzo Ball, Metta World Peace, NBA, News, Opinion, Rakim, Rap, Shaquille O'Neal, TheGrio Originals -

Lonzo Ball fouled out with his new rap album and It should come as no surprise that most of these rap “careers” from NBA players flame out quickly like the dumpster fires that they are. But not all of them are terrible. Here’s a look at just a few NBA rappers and their varied levels of success.

The post From Struggle Raps to Real Bars: 7 NBA players turned rappers appeared first on theGrio.

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, Allen Iverson, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, Nipsey Hussle -

Tech, music, film: There’s a bunch of stuff happening Thursday in Los Angeles. As the city gets set for NBA All-Star Weekend 2018, some events are for players and media only. Some are for everyone. Off top there’s a Q&A with Kobe Bryant brought to the world by Nike x Jordan Brand’s Global T32 Nike […]

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Adam Silver, Allen Iverson, Atlanta Hawks, Baseball, Basketball, Black Quarterbacks, Black Twitter, Cam Newton, Chris Rock, Colin Kaepernick, Football, Hip-Hop, Instagram, Ken Griffey Jr., LeBron James, MLB, NBA, NFL, NFLPA, Race, Rap, Social Media, Television -

The National Football League, the American sport that comes closest to resembling a religion, has its end times in sight: the year 2021. “The likelihood,” NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said in August, “of either a strike, or a lockout is in ’21 a virtual certainty.” Doomsdays. Humanity has always been obsessed with […]

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50 Greatest, Alice Coachman, Allen Iverson, Althea Gibson, Barry Bonds, Commentary, Harrison Dillard, Jack Johnson, John Carlos, Kobe Bryant, Lawrence Taylor, Lisa Leslie, O.J. Simpson, Sheryl Swoopes, Tiger Woods, Tommie Smith -

The list is complete. The 50 Greatest Black Athletes have been determined by the public — 10,350 adults whom SurveyMonkey polled to decide who should be considered the best of the best in black athletic supremacy based upon four factors: overall ranking, dominance, inspiration and impact on society. For months, debates have swirled in The […]

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#BlackWomensEqualPay, All Day, Allen Iverson, Daily Dose, LaVar Ball, Olympics -

What’s up, gang? Hope your weekend went well. I’ve done radio three times since we last spoke. Monday morning I hosted Mike and Mike for the first time, and working with Booger McFarland was fun. Here’s a link. I wish I had some proof that journalism is now tailored only to an audience rich enough […]

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Adidas, Air Jordan, Allen Iverson, Big Baller Brand, Converse, Kobe Bryant, LaVar Ball, Lonzo Ball, NBA, Nike, Sneaker Stories, Style, Under Armour -

Lonzo Ball is a Los Angeles Laker, but in the sneaker world? He’s a free agent. As innovative and genius as his shoe decisions have been this summer, we’ve seen it before in Los Angeles — from one of the greatest Lakers of all time. Ball already has his own signature shoe — the heftily […]

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All Day, Allen Iverson, Daily Dose, Detroit, Esports, French Montana, Jim DeRogati, R. Kelly, ScHoolboy Q -

All right, all, I’ll be on The Ryen Russillo Show on Monday from 1-4 p.m. EST, which is also on ESPNews if you want to see me while I talk. But, if you want to hear The Morning Roast from Sunday, without pictures, there’s that too. Hey @Walmart what are you doing? pic.twitter.com/ermxukU5BX — Kwani […]

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Allen Iverson, BIG3, Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers -

PHILADELPHIA — With a 6 p.m. start, the only BIG3 league games with an evening tipoff this season, ticket holders were slow to fill their spots. By the time the fourth and final game was set to begin, there was hardly an empty seat in the Wells Fargo Center. Two Philadelphia 76ers legends, Allen Iverson […]

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All Day, Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Essence Festival -

I’m writing this on a plane, watching a documentary about Allen Iverson, my favorite basketball player of all time. You can expect this to be a very inspired post. never forget Reggie Evans: "How old are you?" Giannis: "20." Reggie Evans: "20? …Damn." pic.twitter.com/NS4c8Ek9nM — Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) July 2, 2017 So, President Donald […]

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Allen Iverson, Basketball, BIG3, Ice Cube -

NEW YORK — There was no mic in his hand. No sound check. No Raiders cap. But O’Shea Jackson, better known as Ice Cube, was still center stage, sharply dressed in a suit and tie as he stood courtside an hour before the debut of his BIG3. The day wasn’t perfect: Allen Iverson was clearly […]

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Allen Iverson, NBA, NBA Playoffs, Philadelphia 76ers, Tyronn Lue -

On June 6, 2001, one play connected Allen Iverson and Tyronn Lue for eternity. With less than a minute left in overtime of Game 1 of the NBA Finals between the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers, Iverson put a dagger in the hearts of his opponents with a sequence regarded as one of the […]

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All Day, Allen Iverson, Daily Dose, FaceApp, Nordstrom -

The Houston Rockets did something crazy last night, but it worked out. They sold beer for a dollar before the game last night, and thankfully they didn’t end up with a Ten Cent Beer Night situation from the ’70s in Cleveland. In the latest edition of ‘Should we be worried about this?’ we have two […]

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Allen Iverson, Drake, Houston Rockets, Lou Williams, Meek Mill, NBA -

Last Thursday, Lou Williams woke up to an urgent text message after a late afternoon nap in New Orleans. The text said his trade to the Houston Rockets had finally become official and he was due to debut in three hours. There was no practice or shootaround for the sharpshooting guard to prepare. But in […]

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Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Charles Oakley, Dwyane Wade, James Harden, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, NBA, Spades, Stance -

For Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, spades isn’t just a card game; it contains vignettes of cherished childhood memories. “My earliest memory of playing spades probably goes back to playing with my brothers, my dad, my stepmom, just sitting at the kitchen table, as a family, and they’re talking all kinds of junk,” Wade recalled, […]

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All Day Podcast, Allen Iverson, Basketball, BIG3, Culture, Ice Cube -

We’ve all felt the heartbreak of having to say goodbye to our favorite players gone to their retirement. When players are in their prime, we imagine they’ll play forever. And when they leave us, we believe the game will never see another like them. Sometimes, we’re right. But for all of the basketball fans who […]

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All Day, Allen Iverson, Barack Obama, Basketball, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Dylann Roof -

Hidden Figures is quite the film. There should have been nothing “unexpected” about its success, even if showing on fewer screens than normal. When our stories are told, people show up because they’re interesting. Period. Let the countdown to Donald Trump begin. Now that President Barack Obama’s farewell speech is behind us, there’s really no […]

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Allen Iverson, DeAndre Jordan, Kevin Durant, NBA, Steve Wiebe -

Abbotsford has a reputation for being Canada’s most charitable city. In this town of about 135,000 people, about an hour’s drive from Vancouver, there is a tattoo parlor called the Golden Republic Tattoo in an office building next door to a Malaysian restaurant where Steve Wiebe, one of the world’s hottest tattoo artists, resides. Tattooed […]

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All Day, All Day Podcast, Allen Iverson, Atlanta, Colin Kaepernick, Donald Glover, Locker Room Lawyer, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, NFL -

Back by popular demand, senior writer Domonique Foxworth joined the All Day Podcast crew this week, filling in for staff writer Justin Tinsley. We talk San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, what’s in store this fall in black television and the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony with host Clinton Yates and senior style writer […]

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Allen Iverson, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Philadelphia 76ers -

One more night of adjusting a mic, opening a vein and letting it flow. One more moment for the greatest little big man the game has known to speak his heart and mend his soul. Can a drama junkie ever have a happy ending? And if so, what does that look like for Allen Iverson […]

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Allen Iverson, Commentary, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame -

“You are not Allen Iverson.” Fifteen years have passed, but an otherwise forgettable summer league coach’s words still linger in my mind. In the moment — a time when Iverson was leading the Philadelphia 76ers, my hometown team, to their 2001 NBA Finals run — he meant that, despite what I thought, I couldn’t pick […]

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All Day, Allen Iverson, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

“Allen Iverson is unable to be with us this afternoon.” Those were the words announced Thursday afternoon, an awkward harbinger for a guy who was finally getting his just due from a league that didn’t always accept who he was. Everyone else was there: Tom Izzo, Sheryl Swoopes, Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming, among others. […]

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Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

Chucky Atkins wouldn’t reveal “The Answer” as to who our superstar lunch guest was, but it was an unforgettable surprise. Neither the then-Denver Nuggets guard or myself could remember the exact date, but it was in the summer of the late 2000s. We were both wearing the expected business casual at an upscale steakhouse in […]

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Allen Iverson, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

Allen Ezail Iverson lived through hell to make it to basketball heaven. He arrived in Philadelphia in the summer of 1996 as the No. 1 pick in a draft featuring future Hall of Famers Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen and Steve Nash, perhaps the best, most decorated class of all time. Philadelphia became the epicenter for […]

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Allen Iverson, Gabby Douglas, Ichiro Suzuki, Simone Biles, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. How’s this for a loaded sports weekend: The U.S. women’s gymnastics team dominated the qualifying session (Gabby Douglas missed the cut to defend her 2012 gold medal because two of her own teammates, Simone Biles and Aly Raisman, bested her score), the U.S. men’s basketball team gave China that work Saturday and three-time […]

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