Everyone who is anyone among NBA Royalty was out in Los Angeles last night for the ceremony to honor Kobe Bryant and retire both of his No. 8 and No. 24 Lakers jerseys to the rafters.
But nobody was dressed as baller as Allen Iverson.
The Answer didn't wear a suit for the occasion. No, A.I. wore a t-shirt with an image of Kobe holding the Larry O'Brien trophy from what looks like the year the Lakers beat Iverson's Sixers in the NBA Finals.
Tough to see it under all that bling:
Iverson was shown embracing Kobe at one point during the telecast as well:
Maybe it was just a recruiting tactic?
A couple of current Sixers players also showed their respects to Kobe on their social media accounts:
So by now, you’ve had a chance to react to Gritty, the Flyers new colorful mascot.
Chances are, you’ve got a lot of thoughts. Same.
So do the Philadelphia Eagles.
The team’s social media account posted a video on their Twitter Wednesday of the players reacting to the new mascot and heir reactions are…um, varied.
Swoop is excited, some players are confused, Brandon Graham finds it hysterical and others, like Jordan Matthews, love it. Check out the full video for yourself below.
Eagles players, they’re just like you.
Everybody loves Gritty now, right?
The Gritty wave is reaching all kinds of levels now with a beer dedicated to the Flyers' new mascot, who was just introduced to the world less than 30 hours ago.
Broken Goblet Brewing, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, announced Tuesday, as we discovered on Reddit, it will release "Nightmare Fuel" on Oct. 13.
It sounds like a tasty beverage with a punch of Broad Street Bullies.
And, of course, with a ton of grit, as you can see by the image:
Here is the detailed description:
We just had to. Saturday, October 13th, we will be releasing NIGHTMARE FUEL, a lightly hopped Cream Ale brewed with vanilla and “bruised and bloodied” oranges. Resin and pine from the Chinook addition, and a touch of Saaz hops accent the sweetness of the vanilla and the tart orange in this fluffy ale. Very special limited edition crowlers will be released as well as draft. Special shout out to our friends on FB for the funny names and beer ideas! Extra special thanks to Mark Salmon who - ONCE AGAIN - comes through with the art in blazing speed.
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