Allen Iverson

Philly sports holiday gift guide with the iron throne, Gritty galore and more!

Philly sports holiday gift guide with the iron throne, Gritty galore and more!

The holiday season is officially in full swing and with the season of giving just a few weeks away, I’m sure you’ve completely finished your shopping right? Ha, I kid, I kid — there’s always a few who wait until the last minute to finish their shopping … or even start for that matter.

Buying anything for those die-hard Philadelphia sports fans in your life seems simple … typically the go-to gifts are jerseys, tickets to an upcoming game and signed memorabilia.

But what do you do if you already crossed those off the list previously and want to get a little creative? It’s time to step outside of the box and go the more non-traditional approach.

Luckily for you, I’ve gathered a few of those non-traditional options for each Philly team to speed up your shopping process.

Let’s get to it!

Sixers

• This optical illusion light seems like the perfect add-on gift for any Sixers fan and the price is pretty reasonable.

• Well, who wouldn’t want a stuffed Joel Embiid? The pictures showcasing the item alone may be enough for you to add it to the cart.

• An absolute classic that any Sixes fan would love to rep:

• Still looking for that big gift for that certain someone? Well, if they’re a Sixers fan and music lover, this may be the way to go.

• Know anyone big on tailgating? Maybe even hosting barbecues in the warmer weather? Well, they’re going to need some form of entertainment, right?

Eagles

• Go birds? Go birds.

• There’s honestly no better way to start your morning … maybe just wait a few more weeks before busting this mug out and the NFC East has been decided.

• A perfect addition to your desk at work. A phone charger and a way to rep your favorite team!

• For that special someone who just loves to grill on game days. This apron is going to be a win in just about every scenario because there’s a pocket specified to hold your beverage of choice.

• Put the biggest Eagles fan you know to the test with this book, filled with 500 questions of Eagles history.

Phillies

• The perfect addition to any fan cave:

• This may be the coolest bottle opener I’ve ever seen.

• Even though I’ve never seen Game of Thrones ... and with the comments on how poor the final season was, I’m not jumping to start it anytime soon. Sue me. Anyways, this Rhys Hoskins bobble head on the iron throne would be perfect for anyone who’s a fan of both!

• Know anyone out of town that may be a little homesick? This may be the perfect gift for them.

• Why buy a plain boring blanket when you can gift this one? Much more fun.

Flyers

• These hoody blankets are perfect for the hockey season and cold winter months. Wear it on the couch to watch the game — heck — bring it to the game and stay warm by the rink. No judging here.

• The older you get, the more exciting it is to get new office supplies. This is a real thing, I swear. And these Travis Konecny chirp pencils? These could be the perfect stocking stuffers!

• Nothing says an unusual gift like a soda can mini-fridge to store your … well, soda cans.

• I mean, who wouldn’t want a Hulk-like looking foam fist that holds a drink?

• The LegendarySportsPrint shop has some great gifts for teams across the four major league sports, but this one of Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent would be the perfect addition in an office, fan cave or really any room in the house.

(Bonus) Gritty gifts!

It only seemed fair to put these in their own category simply because there are so very many options.

• These prayer candles created for famous icons are absolutely hysterical. But a Gritty one? A must have.

• Who wouldn’t want a streaking Gritty bobble head for their work desk? If anyone’s buying, I’ll take 12.

• And I saved the best gift for last but certainly not least. This one speaks for itself.

There's a new Allen Iverson-themed beer you can drink before the season opener

There's a new Allen Iverson-themed beer you can drink before the season opener

Have you been asking yourself, 'Where can I get a unique new beer that celebrates the Sixers and helps charity?'

Well, the folks at Misconduct Tavern have teamed up with Yards Brewing Company to provide 'the Answer,' a new Sixers themed IPA set to be released tomorrow night ahead of the team's season opener against the Celtics.

The practice-style beer is described as having notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pear and tropical fruit. Pound-for-pound, it just might the best new beer on the market.

Both Center City locations will have the brew and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Choose Life Foundation.

So if you want to get in a little practice of your own and help support a good cause, check out the 76ers Home Opener Iverson Beer Launch Party before the Sixers' regular season kicks off tomorrow night against the Celtics.

h/t Crossing Broad

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Reebok is dialing up the nostalgia in latest release with Allen Iverson

Reebok is dialing up the nostalgia in latest release with Allen Iverson

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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