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July 29, 2003 | By Larry Eichel INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Donovan McNabb apparently is about to change teams, even though he won't be changing uniforms. This is about the shoes. The Eagles quarterback, a Nike man since entering the NFL four years ago, appears to be on his way to Reebok. Peter Raskin, the Chicago-based agent who handles McNabb's marketing, said yesterday that he was working to complete a deal a deal with Reebok, the sneaker and sports-apparel company based in Canton, Mass. SportsBusiness Journal quoted sources as saying that the two parties had agreed in principle on a four-year endorsement deal worth between $500,000 and $700,000 per year.
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September 8, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Portland Trail Blazers forward Shawn Kemp told a reporter that basketball sneakers just aren't what they used to be, that today's sneakers are "throwaways," and that his all-time favorite pair of sneakers was made by Nike. The only problem was that Reebok was paying him $11.2 million to endorse its sneakers. Kemp testified for more than 2 hours yesterday in a Boston federal court defending his comments in a $4.1 million lawsuit against Reebok, which is based in Akron, Ohio.
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May 21, 2003 | Daily News Wire Services
Allen Iverson might soon have company as the top basketball pitchman for Reebok. As in LeBron James. The shoe company has made the best monetary offer and could be close to signing the Akron, Ohio, high schooler expected to be the No. 1 pick in the draft to a long-term endorsement deal that exceeds $75 million, sources inside and outside the sports business industry told the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal. A shoe-industry insider told ESPN.com that Reebok's offer was more than $80 million.
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October 30, 1998 | By Christopher K. Hepp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NBA lockout has been tough on basketball fans all over, but it's a good bet that few have felt the impact as much as Henry "Que" Gaskins. Each day the stars of the NBA sit out is another day for Gaskins to fret about how the time off will ultimately affect his favorite multi-million dollar player, Allen Iverson. "This was going to be a big season for Allen, with the All-Star Game in Philadelphia giving him a chance to win on national TV," Gaskins said. "Without it, it [would]
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August 5, 1992 | By Diane Pucin, INQUIRER OLYMPICS BUREAU
Imagine Michael Jordan standing in front of the mirror in his $900-a-night hotel room, modeling his USA awards-ceremony outfit. Turning this way and that, contorting his body in ways he never has on a basketball court. Trying to hide the Reebok logo. Maybe draping the jacket fashionably over his shoulders, continental style. Or turning the collar down, macho-style. That's what the Olympics have come to for the Dream Team. Dave Gavitt, president of USA Basketball, issued a terse statement yesterday that was supposed to settle the great clothing controversy.
NEWS
July 7, 1993 | By Linda Loyd, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David Dickson's obsession with women's feet and white sneakers led him to write sexually explicit love letters to women, including one about a young woman in "white Reebok sneakers" written on the seventh anniversary of the murder of Drexel University student Deborah Lynn Wilson. A police computer expert, Officer Mark Tinaro, testified that he had retrieved from Dickson's home computer a pornographic love letter, titled "Fantasy," written about a young woman named "Rochelle" who wore white Reeboks, red socks and "a loose fitting cotton blouse.
NEWS
November 26, 1996 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / RON CORTES
Getting the big picture, Allen Iverson signed a mural of himself at Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden yesterday. The Sixers rookie has a multimillion-dollar endorsement deal with Reebok.
SPORTS
July 30, 1992 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
Will Michael Jordan acquiesce to the Olympic dress code? Will he challenge the system when it's time to accept the gold medal in basketball? Will he transform the award ceremony into a platform of controversy? Questions, questions, questions. Will Jordan, who earns an estimated $20 million through his six-year contract with Nike, wear the official Olympic warmup suit, made by (gulp) Reebok? Will any of the other five Dream Teamers (Charles Barkley, David Robinson, Chris Mullin, Scottie Pippen and John Stockton)
BUSINESS
May 27, 1997 | by Paul Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
After exchanging high-fives and "w'sups" with the shoe clerks at the Philly Locker Room in West Oak Lane, Rob Purvey gets down to business. The Philly native, now a hot-shot Reebok exec, unzips his black canvas Eddie Bauer bag and begins to fish around inside. He lines up Reebok samples scheduled to hit the stores next April. On this particular day, Purvey is seeking input on a lady's leather hightop with an extra thick sole known as the "Freestyle High Platform Turbo. " "The name will be reduced," he said.
SPORTS
August 2, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Houston has agreed to sign and trade longtime star center Hakeem Olajuwon to the Toronto Raptors for two draft picks, Rockets owner Les Alexander said yesterday. "Hakeem's decision is disappointing for the entire Rockets organization," Alexander said. Alexander told television station KRIV the Rockets will get a first-round pick and a second-round pick from Toronto. In other personnel news: Vince Carter, deciding there was no sense leaving a city where he is so comfortable, agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Toronto Raptors worth approximately $94 million.
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October 5, 2014 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
When did the modern fitness movement begin? With Teddy Roosevelt? Charles Atlas? Jack LaLanne? Dwight D. Eisenhower? John F. Kennedy? Frank Shorter? Bill Rodgers? Arthur Jones? Jane Fonda? Hard to say, exactly. Much depends on your definition of modern . Here's another name worth considering that you probably don't recognize - Will Wilkinson. The Aston, Delaware County, inventor has been called "the father of step aerobics," which launched a craze and, by his lights, sparked the fitness revolution, 25 years ago this year.
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July 14, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The back of Hannibal's black bathrobe said he was "Da Most Electrifying One. " The emcee wore a heavyweight title belt on Friday afternoon and traversed the Philadelphia University basketball court with a microphone. He makes his home at Harlem's Rucker Park and was brought in to give the all-star game at the Reebok Classic Breakout a playground-like vibe. If he needed reason to use that microphone - likely, he didn't - Hannibal found it in Archbishop Carroll's Derrick Jones. The area's top basketball recruit soared for a two-handed alley-oop midway through the first half.
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June 7, 2014 | Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the programs were printed for last Friday's All City Classic, Shawn Alston had an asterisk next to his name. The Haverford School guard would not be playing because of an injury. But he changed his mind, sore knees and all. "I'm not going to get a lot of opportunities to play in front of my hometown fans, so I decided to play," Alston said after he scored 13 points in the junior game. The 6-foot-4 Alston will be a senior in the fall. He is one of Temple's top targets in the Class of 2015.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2014 | By Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS - In only a few years, smartphones and tablets have dramatically altered how people connect with one another via the Internet. This year's International Consumer Electronics Show, which opens here Tuesday, illustrates how the next frontier centers on using the Web to connect devices. The long-heralded "Internet of things" is finally taking center stage. Interconnected devices were everywhere this weekend as journalists and bloggers got an early look at some of the 3,200 exhibitors expected to draw 150,000 visitors to the massive show.
SPORTS
July 14, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jared Nickens arrived at last year's Reebok Classic Breakout with some holes in his game and something to prove. The 6-foot-6 swingman is playing a little looser in this year's camp, a scholastic showcase of more than 100 of the country's top high school players at Philadelphia University this week. The difference? Having committed to Maryland in June, Nickens knows where his future lies, and he isn't out to impress the numerous college coaches in attendance at the Gallagher Athletic Center.
NEWS
April 12, 2013
LOS ANGELES - Fire Capt. Art Hurtado was making an off-duty visit to a Home Depot store Wednesday when he encountered a horrific sight - a man had deliberately cut his own arms to the bone with handsaws. As others screamed, the veteran paramedic used materials from store shelves to stanch the bleeding. "I kind of MacGyver-ed it," Hurtado said Thursday, referring to the old TV drama about a secret agent who used whatever materials he could find to solve problems. The victim of the self-mutilation remained hospitalized in critical condition as investigators tried to determine why he hurt himself.
SPORTS
March 31, 2013 | By Jen A. Miller, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bobby Curtis knew that he had to make a change. The 28-year-old runner had been sponsored by Reebok since graduating from Villanova University in 2008. "In my last race as an amateur, I had the best race of my life," he said of winning the 5,000 meters at the outdoor NCAA championships as a senior. It set him up for a five-year deal with Reebok while most sponsorships are only two. In those five years, he had seen success. He's the seventh-fastest U.S. male ever in the 10,000 meters with a personal best of 27 minutes, 24.67 seconds.
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July 13, 2012 | By Dick Jerardi and Daily News Staff Writer
COLLEGE basketball coaches are often hailed by the unsuspecting as "geniuses. " There are, in fact, some really good tactical coaches. But none of them is any good without players. And that is why many of the biggest coaching names in college basketball arrived at Philadelphia University on Wednesday to watch high school players at the Reebok Breakout Challenge. There were games Wednesday night and all day Thursday. There will be games all day and night Friday. All the coaches arrived with a list, some long, some short.
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July 10, 2011 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
During the school year, Shep Garner said, he views his 40-minute public transit commute from Chester to Center City as a business trip. The sophomore guard from Roman Catholic appeared to take that same approach in the four days of the Reebok Breakout Challenge at Philadelphia University, as his game stood apart from the other area prospects' among a national field of roughly 120 players. As a member of the Slashes, the 6-foot-2 guard finished the camp on Saturday scoring an average of 15 points per game, while knocking down 17 three-pointers over eight games.
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