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May 21, 2015 Updates

Despite signing an agreement to coach a Chinese tour, Allen Iverson has been pushed so hard to play by local promoters in Harbin, China, that officials held the 11-time NBA All-Star in the city and delayed his next stop, sources told RealGM on Thursday. Iverson won in his head coaching debut Wednesday, leading Team Iverson to a 10-point victory over Lioning. A future basketball Hall of Famer, Iverson no longer has a desire to play, thus signing a coaching deal for the tour. Still, local promoters in Harbin wanted him to step outside of his contract and put on a jersey, later preventing him to move forward on the tour against his will, sources said. RealGM

Iverson remained on the sideline as coach, and after the game went to a promotional dinner that included Yao Ming. When Iverson readied to depart for a 6 a.m. flight Thursday to Xi’an, sources say local fans and promotors closed off transportation, leaving him without a plane until later in the day. There was strong support within Iverson’s family to scrap the tour and return to the United States. As one source told RealGM, “He did everything he could to leave for his next city, and they still held him hostage. For a guy who's beloved in China, it was ridiculous.” RealGM

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In the clip, Iverson opens-up about why he’s become such a lightning rod for criticism: He says that his hairstyle and tattoos have made him the target for “thug” stereotypes, adding that at 40-years-old, he doesn’t “think I should defend myself anymore.” “All my tattoos that I have mean something. Because I have my kid’s name on my body and my mom’s name on my body, it’s a bad thing? It’s just a stereotype.” For The Win

May 15, 2015 Updates

Allen Iverson's financial woes have been a subject of headlines for years, even late in his NBA career, but to hear the former NBA MVP tell it, none of it is true. When asked on "CBS This Morning" if it's true that Iverson burned through more than $150 million and is struggling financially, he replied, "That's a myth. That's a rumor." "Which part?" Charlie Rose pressed. "The fact that I'm struggling in any part of my life," Iverson said. The exchange takes place at the 5:35 mark in the video below. Sporting News

May 12, 2015 Updates

Among the candidates to replace Erving are former Sixers star Allen Iverson (O’Neil didn’t respond to a question about Iverson being a possibility) and young big men Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid. The Intelligencer

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An inside look at both the triumphs and struggles of NBA icon and all-time great shooting guard Allen Iverson. IVERSON premieres Saturday, May 16th on SHOWTIME. Sportando

April 16, 2015 Updates

Iverson was asked plenty of questions, from who his most formidable opponents were (to which he gave a polite non-answer) to his favorite shoes to play in (he plugged his own shoes, obviously). Here were the most interesting responses. Before crossing him up, Jordan was his favorite player. For The Win

April 15, 2015 Updates
April 12, 2015 Updates

DeAndre Jordan makes about $139,514 per game, and strippers are getting exactly none of that cash -- the Clippers star tells TMZ Sports he doesn't spend any money in gentlemen's clubs! DeAndre's Clips teammate -- Matt Barnes -- recently told S.I. that Allen Iverson used to drop 30k to 40k ... EVERY TIME he went to the strip club. So, we asked Jordan -- who was with Odell Beckham Jr. at Katsuya in Hollywood -- about A.I.'s spending habits and his own. His response is pretty shocking for a pro athlete. DJ also talked a little about Thabo Sefolosha's controversial arrest. TMZ.com

April 10, 2015 Updates

One early lesson came from Iverson, his teammate for half a season in Philadelphia. “Allen was the first guy that showed me how NBA players spend money in strip clubs,” Barnes says. “That guy went. HARD. He’d throw so much money, and this was when I was first in the league, that I used to take my foot and scoop the s--- under my chair and either re-throw it or put some in my pocket. He’d throw $30,000, $40,000 every time we went. I’m like, ‘You realize what I can do with this money?’” Sports Illustrated

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