Allen Iverson celebrated his 36th birthday yesterday and to help him celebrate, the hoops heads over at Slam Magazine put him on the cover of their 150th issue. It's not just any cover shot though, it's the classic Iverson with the afro popped out from back in the day.
Not only do they have an interview with Iverson by Tzvi Twersky, in which A.I. says he hopes to return to the NBA some day, but they also put together a photo gallery of A.I.'s footwear through the years.
My favorite is clearly the original Reebok Question. Perhaps I'm a bit biased because I owned the originals, in the baby blue variety, back in the day, but they're a sneaker that bring me back to playing ball at Bailey Park in Havertown.
I lost interest in the sneaker game once I stopped playing on a regular basis, so many of the kicks after the original Questions just don't register with me. But those Reeboks pictured below were up there with my original Penny Hardaway Nike's that were basically all white with a splash of blue and black as my favorite basketball sneakers I ever owned. Maybe the original Dee Brown Pumps were up there as well.
(I think I may have had some Grant Hill Fila's or something too.)
But the entire Iverson sneaker gallery is worth checking out here.
Position Title: Intern
Company: NBC Sports Philadelphia
# of hours / week: 10 – 20 hours
Deadline: November 20
This position will work closely with the Vice President of Sales in generating revenue through commercial advertisements and sponsorship sales. The intern will gain first-hand sales experience through working with Sales Assistants and AEs on pitches, sales-calls and recapping material.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist Account Executive on preparation of Sales Presentations
• Cultivate new account leads for local sales
• Track sponsorships in specified programs
• Assist as point of contact with sponsors on game night set up and pre-game hospitality elements.
• Assist with collection of all proof of performance materials.
• Perform Competitive Network Analysis
• Update Customer database
• Other various projects as assigned
1. Good oral and written communication skills.
2. Knowledge of sports.
3. Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
4. Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
5. Must be 19 years of age or older
6. Must be a student in pursuit of an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Juris Doctor degree
7. Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the US
8. Must have sophomore standing or above
9. Must have a 3.0 GPA
Interested students should apply here and specify they're interested in the ad/sales internship.
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Two legendary Philadelphia basketball coaches will square off for charity.
Temple’s Fran Dunphy and Jefferson’s (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) Herb Magee will have their teams face off at the Liacouras Center on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
All ticket sales will be donated to One America Appeal to help those impacted by recent hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
“When the opportunity presented itself to play an exhibition game to raise money for the people suffering from the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, we knew right away that we needed to be a part of it,” Dunphy said in a statement. "I called my good friend, Herb Magee, one of the most respected men in the business, and he felt the same way. This gives our fans a rare opportunity to see our programs compete while also helping out those in need.”
“It is a tremendous opportunity for our team,” Magee said. “Coach Dunphy and I have been friends for a long time. We talked about playing one day and that time is now. We're looking forward to it, especially as we begin our new era as the Jefferson Rams. Being able to provide aid to those impacted by the recent natural disasters makes this game that much more special.”
Temple requested a waiver from the NCAA to play this exhibition for charity.
The Owls tip off their season against Old Dominion in the Charleston Classic on Nov. 16, while the Rams travel to Anaheim, California to open Concordia on Nov. 3.