TORONTO (AP) The Latest on Friday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local): --- 2:15 p.m. Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson are finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. College coaches Tom Izzo, Eddie Sutton, Lefty Driesell, Bo Ryan and Muffet McGraw, and women's star Sheryl Swoopes were also among the finalists announced Friday...
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Both are in their first year of eligibility. Allen Iverson and Newark native Shaquille O'Neal headline the list of 14 finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016, which was announced on Friday. Iverson led the Sixers to six playoff appearances after being chosen with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1996 NBA Draft, including winning...
TORONTO (AP) Shaquille O'Neal should be a lock. Yao Ming and Allen Iverson could join him. Two larger-than-life big men and one of basketball's most exciting little guys highlight the list of players, coaches and contributors who are eligible for induction this year into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. O'Neal and Iverson must get past an extra step by first being...
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Analytics is the discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data. It is also a tool for measuring the greatness of a player in any sport. However, it doesn't always tell the full story. For Allen Iverson, it has served as an impediment to his image as one of the NBA's greatest point guards. Instead, Iverson claim to greatness has taken a back while many people overlook...
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its list of eligible candidates to be potentially inducted in 2016, and headlining the list are legendary NBA figures Yao Ming, Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson. All three megastars are being made eligible a year earlier than normal, as the Hall adjusted the wait time from five years to four. This was likely done so...
The Philadelphia 76ers have gone from trying to be bad to plain old just bad, this after two years of tanking to gain some of the top talent in the NBA Draft lottery. However, this season has not exactly gone as planned, with the team sitting at an association-worst 1-25. Drastic times call for drastic measures, and the first of those measures came in the hiring of veteran executive...
When former Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown lobbied the team earlier this week to consider hiring Allen Iverson as an assistant general manager, it took some people by surprise. Iverson, of course, was not one of them. On Thursday, Iverson followed Brown’s endorsement by trying to pitch himself to the Sixers. “I may not...Read More
Stephen A. Smith insists Allen Iverson was not intoxicated when the former NBA star went on his infamous “practice” rant in 2002, and Smith defended Iverson in the most Stephen A. Smith-way possible on Friday morning. During the latest edition of the insufferable “First Take,” Smith spent more than five minutes ranting about how close...Read More
Allen Iverson’s “practice” rant is easily one of the most infamous exchanges a professional athlete has ever had with the media. And more than 10 years later, we’re getting a better idea of why Iverson may have been so testy. Was he boozing before he took the podium? Kent Babb of the Washington Post published...Read More
It’s been well-documented that Allen Iverson has experienced significant financial issues following his NBA career. A story relayed by a former teammate indicates that the supremely talented point guard used to blow through obscene amounts of money on a routine basis, especially if a visit to a strip club was on the itinerary. Current Los...Read More The post Ex-teammate: Allen...
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