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April 23, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
YOU WANT the Answer? Watch "Iverson," a documentary about a pint-sized player who made a giant impact in the NBA. The film, which debuted at New York's Tribeca Film Festival last April, will premiere on television on Showtime on May 16 at 9 p.m. Director Zatella Beatty somehow squeezes Allen Iverson's life into 97 minutes. Touches on his childhood in Hampton, Va., his much-publicized arrest at a bowling alley brawl at 17, his college years at Georgetown and his NBA career, which included 12 seasons with the Sixers.
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January 15, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
IN THE MIDST of a Jan. 7 game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks sharpshooter Kyle Korver caught a pass in front of his team's bench with no defender within 10 feet. Korver's teammates rose, screamed and danced before the ball even left his hands. They know it's foolish to let Korver get a shot up at all, let alone unguarded. Swish. The Hawks erupted as if he just posterized one of the Grizzlies with a dunk. It's just been that sort of season for Korver and the Hawks, who have won 23 of their last 25 games after beating the Sixers, 105-87, last night and sit atop the Eastern Conference standings at 30-8.
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November 21, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE ANSWER has a question. Why did Nike issue a sneaker in Sixers' red, white and blue with his No. 3 on each heel without his permission? Allen Iverson has a long association with Reebok - the company's "The Answer" was wildly popular in late 1990s and early 2000s. And last night, Iverson and rapper Jadakiss were scheduled to appear at TGI Fridays on City Line Avenue - A.I.'s favorite dining spot - to promote the Villa x Reebok Pump. Iverson's attorney, Derek Challenger, reportedly sent a letter to Nike objecting to the No. 3 shoe, which according to Nikeblog.com, has already been released in Asia.
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November 21, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
RYAN HOWARD isn't the only professional athlete whose family members are a pain in the tuckus. We'll give Eric "Meet the Parents" Lindros a pass since he's being honored by the Flyers tonight. But who can forget when Allen Iverson reportedly paid a lump sum of $3 million to settle his divorce with then-estranged wife Tawanna? That set up one of the greatest lines ever uttered in a courtroom as Iverson, pulling his pants pockets inside out, shouted to his wife, "I don't even have money for a cheeseburger.
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June 6, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Ed Snider assumed ownership and control of the 76ers in 1996, and one year later, Lewis Katz began playing a vital role in his dear friend's venture into an unfamiliar sport, serving as an adviser to the brilliant and demanding basketball mind Snider and team president Pat Croce had hired as head coach. Larry Brown has always needed a coterie of counselors to massage his neuroses, serve as sounding boards, and assure him everything would be OK. From Jerry Stackhouse to Derrick Coleman, from Tim Thomas to a tempestuous second-year guard named Allen Iverson, that '97-98 Sixers team tested Brown's patience throughout a long, 31-win season.
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March 14, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whether it's diving over a courtside table, bumping heads with a teammate in a scramble for a loose ball, or getting run over while taking a charge, Ryan Arcidiacono never gives a second thought about sacrificing his body during a Villanova basketball game, no matter the score. If that means recurring trips to the hospital for stitches for the Wildcats sophomore point guard, so be it. "I dropped him off at 'Nova two years ago," said his father, Joe. "Within two weeks he calls us and says, 'Dad, I've got to go to the hospital.' He got stitches in his head.
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March 6, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After establishing a career high for points at the Wells Fargo Center for the second time in two seasons, Villanova guard Darrun Hilliard indicated that he liked playing on the same basketball court where Allen Iverson starred for the 76ers. "A.I. was the man; that was my favorite player," said Hilliard, a junior from Bethlehem. "Seeing him go out there and being the smallest guy on the court and doing what he did with everything against him, it was something that I looked up to. " The 6-foot Iverson, who had his No. 3 retired Saturday night by the Sixers, energized a lot of youths who grew up during his time in the NBA, especially in his 10 seasons in Philadelphia from his rookie season of 1996-97 until his trade to Denver in 2006.
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March 4, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
THE EFFECTS of Allen Iverson's career and carriage cannot be overstated. He influenced not only a league but a culture; braided, tatted and 'tuded; valiant, defiant, unapologetic. The 76ers retired Iverson's No. 3 on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in a stirring ceremony that offered a respite from the catastrophe they have created this season. Yesterday afternoon, Villanova dismantled Marquette on the court under which Iverson's number now hangs. If the Wildcats weren't aware that Big East nemesis Creighton lost Saturday night, putting Villanova atop the conference, it was because they were watching A.I.'s love-in.
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March 4, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ORLANDO - It was almost a full day after the ceremony, yet there was still plenty to talk about concerning the retirement of Allen Iverson's No. 3 on Saturday night. During a season in which there hasn't been much to smile about, no one could help but cheer up when talking about A.I. Two members of the 76ers organization who have never put on a uniform were mentioned by Iverson during his heartfelt halftime speech, and a day later it still had them shaking their heads. Allen Lumpkin started working for the team as a ball boy in 1977 and has served in a variety of positions with the team since, most currently director of basketball administration.
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March 3, 2014 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THOUGH HIS stature was minute compared to the men he played against, everything else about Allen Iverson was off-the-charts huge. The numbers posted by the generously listed 6-footer speak for themselves, with a 26.7 career scoring average (seventh all time) on 24,368 points (21st in NBA history). He captured the league MVP Award in 2001, the same year he carried the 76ers to the NBA Finals, was named an All-Star 11 times, led the league in scoring four times, in minutes played twice, free throws made twice and steals twice.
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