Undoubtedly the most polarizing figure to the Sixers organization over the past 25 years was guard Allen Iverson. It’s hard to believe that the organization is now three seasons removed from Iverson’s last game with the team back on February 20th, 2010 in a loss to the Chicago Bulls.
Just because the Answer is now years and miles away from his playing days with the Sixers, doesn’t mean he can’t still make headlines in the city where he used to do it on a daily basis. As always with Iverson, there’s some good news and bad news to report to you on the sports icon as he’s miles away in China still trying to fight his way back onto an NBA roster.
On Sunday, AI played in an exhibition game in China and dropped 37 points against former NBA player Rafer “Skip to my Lou” Alston, while dishing out 8 assists. Here’s an article recapping Iverson’s performance as well as a video of the Answer in action.
On Friday, Reebok re-released Allen Iverson’s iconic Answer IV sneakers, the pair which he wore during his MVP season with the Sixers. Dime Magazine’s Bryan Confer came out with a very strong article on the subject. Most Sixers fans can still vividly remember Iverson stepping over Tyronn Lue in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals in that very same pair of sneakers.
Saturday, TMZ.com reported that Allen Iverson’s Atlanta Mansion has hit foreclosure. Iverson purchased the home back in 2010 for $4.5 million — but according to official records, he defaulted on his mortgage and the bank foreclosed. Now, the home is set to be sold at auction on December 4th, along with everything inside.
According to Allen Iverson’s twitter account, there is a documentary coming out featuring direct interviews with Allen, created by Moore Management and Entertainment. Here’s a picture of Allen with Gary Moore, owner of the company. For any fans looking for an intriguing story of Allen, told by the man himself, this could be your chance.
Allen Iverson’s cousin, Kuran Iverson, also from the Virginia area displayed his talents at the National Prep Showcase in Connecticut. Kuran is being billed as the second-coming of Magic Johnson and has already committed to the Memphis Tigers for the 2013-14 season. For all the teams and talented players that have left the Big East Conference lately, they’re sure happy to have this kid joining their Conference next season.
Just for old-times sake…