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fuckyeanba:

I got to interview Allen Iverson, and I used his own advice to turn it into one of the best moments of my life.
From Dime Magazine:

Dime: What’s the one question you’ve always wanted people to ask you, but no one ever does?Allen Iverson: Damn, that’s a great question.
Dime: Well you just said to give it your best shot.AI: See how good you’re getting it, as you’re going on — God damn.
Dime: Like if there’s something you always wanted to talk about, but no one ever asked you about it?AI: I would ask me: From the perception that we make you out to be, as far as rumors and things we hear, does it hurt? And my answer would be, ‘Yes, it does.’ Especially when it’s not the truth. I look at the situation and as long as a person don’t call me a rapist or a child molester or a racist, I’m like, Aright. As long as you don’t call me that, then I won’t defend myself. I’ll let it go as long as you don’t call me that. But a lot of other things that people say that’s not true — they hurt. The s**t hurt. People think that I’m some tough, renegade, black-hearted-being, evil, no-feeling-having mothaf**ka, but that ain’t me. I think some media outlets and some people know that about me. They know it gets to me. They know it bothers me, so I think that’s why they do it. But I’m human just like everybody else. I’ve got feelings just like everybody else. When motherf**kers write s**t about me that’s not true, damn right it hurts. It hurts even more knowing my kids are old enough to know what it is now. That’s what I would ask myself. I would love to answer that question so people could know that—that Allen Iverson really does have feelings.
Dime: That’s gonna be the title of my piece, by the way: ‘Allen Iverson has feelings.’AI: [laughs] For real. He really does, have feelings.
Dime: Do you think that not responding to [the criticism] has made it worse? Or do you think that that’s the only way to deal with it?AI: OK, that’s another great question. I want to, at times, but the satisfaction of answering it and responding to it does everything that the person that wrote it or reported on it wants. You’re doing just what they want you to do. And I mean, my ex-wife, my mom, my aunts, my uncles, my friends, they’re like, ‘Man, respond to this s**t!’ They’re reporting this and they’re reporting that, and I be wanting to do it so bad, but I feel like that’ll just keep it going and keep it going. Then I respond, then they say something else, then they want me to respond again, then I respond, then it keeps going on and on.


Allen Iverson has feelings, also answers. 

fuckyeanba:

I got to interview Allen Iverson, and I used his own advice to turn it into one of the best moments of my life.

From Dime Magazine:

Dime: What’s the one question you’ve always wanted people to ask you, but no one ever does?
Allen Iverson: Damn, that’s a great question.

Dime: Well you just said to give it your best shot.
AI: See how good you’re getting it, as you’re going on — God damn.

Dime: Like if there’s something you always wanted to talk about, but no one ever asked you about it?
AI: I would ask me: From the perception that we make you out to be, as far as rumors and things we hear, does it hurt? And my answer would be, ‘Yes, it does.’ Especially when it’s not the truth. I look at the situation and as long as a person don’t call me a rapist or a child molester or a racist, I’m like, Aright. As long as you don’t call me that, then I won’t defend myself. I’ll let it go as long as you don’t call me that. But a lot of other things that people say that’s not true — they hurt. The s**t hurt. People think that I’m some tough, renegade, black-hearted-being, evil, no-feeling-having mothaf**ka, but that ain’t me. I think some media outlets and some people know that about me. They know it gets to me. They know it bothers me, so I think that’s why they do it. But I’m human just like everybody else. I’ve got feelings just like everybody else. When motherf**kers write s**t about me that’s not true, damn right it hurts. It hurts even more knowing my kids are old enough to know what it is now. That’s what I would ask myself. I would love to answer that question so people could know that—that Allen Iverson really does have feelings.

Dime: That’s gonna be the title of my piece, by the way: ‘Allen Iverson has feelings.’
AI: [laughs] For real. He really does, have feelings.

Dime: Do you think that not responding to [the criticism] has made it worse? Or do you think that that’s the only way to deal with it?
AI: OK, that’s another great question. I want to, at times, but the satisfaction of answering it and responding to it does everything that the person that wrote it or reported on it wants. You’re doing just what they want you to do. And I mean, my ex-wife, my mom, my aunts, my uncles, my friends, they’re like, ‘Man, respond to this s**t!’ They’re reporting this and they’re reporting that, and I be wanting to do it so bad, but I feel like that’ll just keep it going and keep it going. Then I respond, then they say something else, then they want me to respond again, then I respond, then it keeps going on and on.

Allen Iverson has feelings, also answers. 

A.I. and Doris gonna be poppin bottles at the 40/40 Club tonight

A.I. and Doris gonna be poppin bottles at the 40/40 Club tonight

oakleyandallen:

DUNKMORE : AN OAKLEY & ALLEN/UPNORTHTRIPS PRESENTATION (artwork by Mark Malazarte)

click image to DL
1. Pressure (Intro)
2. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz “Deja Vu”
3. Another Bad Creation “Playground”
4. Gangstarr “Now You’re Mine”
5. Thug Life “Pour Out A Little Liquor”
6. Main Source “Live At The Barbecue”
7. Sadat X, Dana Barros, Grand Puba, Cedric Ceballos, AG & Diamond D “Ya Don’t Stop”
8. Be Like Mike (Interlude)
9. Shaquille O’Neal “Still Can’t Stop The Reign” feat. Biggie
10. B-Real, Method Man, Coolio, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes “Get Em High”
11. Allen Iverson x Jadakiss (Interlude)
12. Jay-Z “Blow The Whistle”
13. Trick Daddy “Take It To The House”
14. Action Bronson “Party Song”
15. JR (Outro)


This is the unofficial soundtrack to the start of the 2013-2014 NBA season.

oakleyandallen:

DUNKMORE : AN OAKLEY & ALLEN/UPNORTHTRIPS PRESENTATION (artwork by Mark Malazarte)

click image to DL

1. Pressure (Intro)

2. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz “Deja Vu”

3. Another Bad Creation “Playground”

4. Gangstarr “Now You’re Mine”

5. Thug Life “Pour Out A Little Liquor”

6. Main Source “Live At The Barbecue”

7. Sadat X, Dana Barros, Grand Puba, Cedric Ceballos, AG & Diamond D “Ya Don’t Stop”

8. Be Like Mike (Interlude)

9. Shaquille O’Neal “Still Can’t Stop The Reign” feat. Biggie

10. B-Real, Method Man, Coolio, LL Cool J & Busta Rhymes “Get Em High”

11. Allen Iverson x Jadakiss (Interlude)

12. Jay-Z “Blow The Whistle”

13. Trick Daddy “Take It To The House”

14. Action Bronson “Party Song”

15. JR (Outro)

This is the unofficial soundtrack to the start of the 2013-2014 NBA season.

You can’t spell Headband without NBA

(via upnorthtrips)

Throwback feat. Allen Iverson & Reebok

Vinyl Rips & Basketball Clips III feat. Allen Iverson

Song: Mad Skillz “Conceited Bastard (Instrumental)”

Rookies feat. Allen Iverson

Rookies feat. Allen Iverson

In Case You Missed It Last Night…

It’s a long watch, but it’s worth it…. Dennis Scott, Greg Anthony, and special guest, Rip Hamilton of NBA TV’s Game Time interview Allen Iverson over the phone after the Sixers-Celtics game. 

(by pennyccwai)

I’m just not a great practice player. That’s what I wasn’t. I was a gamer. You put me in a game and the lights are bright and the stands are filled. That’s just what I was. But you practice, get up and down and do this. That wasn’t my thing. The crazy thing about it is… there’s a lot of players like that. People are so scared to really voice who they are. They want to be politically correct. Just scared to see what other people’s perceptions are… When you have God-given talent, I think that that kind of hinders your practice habits and that’s what I think it did to me. Had I not been so talented, I probably would have busted my (butt) in practice.

Tracy McGrady (via anaccumulation)

Tracy McGrady is talking about practice. Not a game, not a game, not a game, he’s talking abut practice.

Allen & Kobe

Sounds: Pete Rock

With this amazing layup, J.J. Barea proves that he’s the Puerto Rican Allen Iverson. When do we start calling him La Respuesta?

NBA Finals Flashback: Allen Iverson scores 48 points vs. the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the 2001 Finals. Happy Birthday, AI!

The New York Times: The Crossover on Display.

The Times has given us a marvelous mini-documentary on the history and evolution of the NBA’s deadliest move, the crossover. From Pearl Washington and Tim Hardaway to Allen Iverson and Dwyane Wade, this short catalogs the greatest crossover artists with sit-down interviews, highlight films and visual breakdowns. 

Personally, Hardaway’s UTEP-2-Step is the nastiest move in NBA history. It broke more ankles and led to more scores than any other crossover I’ve seen. 

Enjoy!

(via @BeckleyMason)

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