If you grew up a sports fan in the Philadelphia area during the late 90's, you probably had a pair of your own. For whatever reason, the pair I had were the baby blue colorway, but make no mistake, I got them because of the No. 3 on them. I'm pretty sure they may still be in a box in the garage at my parents' house. But now I can get a fresh and new pair.
On May 25, Reebok will re-release the original Allen Iverson Question sneakers in the red and white colorway. It will be the first time those kicks hit store shelves in a decade and a half.
Friend of the Level and Slam writer Tzvi Twersky recently had the opportunity to sit down with Allen to talk about the sneakers as well as a whole bunch of other interesting stuff. Like that one time A.I. crossed over Michael Jordan.
Iverson: “Everybody talks about that
one when they first meet me. ‘Man, I still remember the play you shook
Jordan.’ Everybody gonna always remember it because it was Jordan. And,
you know, Mike’s probably been shook before—somebody probably got him
before—but right there, at the top of the key like that, with everybody
watching. That’s the only reason I did it the second time is because I
seen how hard he bit when I wasn’t even doing a move, I was setting a
move up. I said, ‘oh, he’s biting hard.’”
The whole interview is worth a read and updates us on A.I.'s current plans. Yes, he's still hitting up T.G.I. Friday's on the reg and plans to play ball in China.
>>"People would go crazy over these shoes" [Slam]
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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- President Donald Trump's new communications director is getting sacked on social media for quoting Joe Paterno while making a point about honor and dignity.
Anthony Scaramucci mentioned the late Penn State football coach's oft-cited line "act like you've been there before" during a CNN interview Thursday about his push to stop leaks to the press.
Penn State fired Paterno in 2011 over his handling of child sex abuse allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. A university-commissioned investigation concluded Paterno and others hushed up the allegations for fear of bad publicity.
Paterno, one of college football's winningest coaches, died of lung cancer in January 2012 at 85. He was never charged with a crime.
When Paterno died, Scaramucci tweeted he'd met the coach twice and considered him an "honorable man."