I’m the question and the answer like Iverson. — Jay-Z
Not many athletes evoke the immediate vibe and aura that comes to mind when you hear the name Allen Iverson. Reebok is hoping Bubba Chuck induces all the feels for consumers to cop the latest release in his signature shoe line, the Question 4 Mid "Double Cross."
The sneaker will be released exclusively through Foot Locker and all of its entities but debuted in a limited roll out Oct. 11 at two select locations in New York City.
The kicks drop nationwide and online to coincide with the start of the NBA season on Oct. 23.
What’s special about this shoe? Reebok is dialing up the nostalgia by mixing the red and blue-toe colorways that A.I. rocked on the Question Mid’s during his Rookie of the Year campaign in 1996-97. The “Double Cross” name stems from Iverson’s legendary ability to “cross up basketball culture with the style and sounds of his life off court."
The shoes will set you back $150 with a few dope accents like a "96" on the left blue sock liner and a "97" on the red liner for the right shoe.
For more details on the shoe, check out the video above with Sixers guard and Allen Iverson mentee Trey Burke unboxing the Question 4 Mid Double Cross. Thanks to Foot Locker for providing the footwear.
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A huge portion of the weekend's NBA All-Star Game was dedicated to remembering Lakers legend and Philly-area native Kobe Bryant, from the touching pre-game tribute to the players' jersey numbers.
There were plenty of Bryant jerseys among the weekend's attendees, too, including Sixers legend Allen Iverson, who sported a No. 8 yellow Bryant jersey during Sunday's All-Star Game.
Iverson was interacting with some fans at the United Center in Chicago when he bumped into Dwyane Wade, and the two shared a beautifully unscripted, vulnerable moment. Incredibly, one fan captured the scene, and video of the two legends' interaction surfaced Tuesday afternoon:
Wade and Iverson's NBA careers overlapped for seven years, including six shared All-Star Games. Bryant entered the league the same year as Iverson, and Wade made his final All-Star Game the year Bryant retired.
The three spent so much shared time in the league, creating their own stories and navigating their own paths, and it's an absolute tragedy that Bryant wasn't in Chicago this past weekend to enjoy yet another show from the league's stars.
Moments like this one help remind fans that, while players like Bryant, Wade, and Iverson often seem superhuman, they're ultimately people like us, and they process grief just like we do.
Good on Wade and Iverson for being there for each other.
That's right, Matisse Thybulle is currently on vacation with former Sixers T.J. McConnell and Jonah Bolden. The past and present of fan favorites have come together to enjoy the little break in their hectic schedules.
And by the look of things, they're definitely enjoying themselves with ... whatever they're doing here.