Like most, Michael Jordan was the player that everyone wanted to be like. However, it was Allen Iverson who I actually could see myself being in real life. Since the age of 4, my parents laced me with endless Georgetown Hoyas clothes and fun memorabilia. By the time I could understand more about basketball, Iverson made his iconic move famous on arguably one of the greatest players of all time. That legendary crossover move put the world on notice (if they weren’t already) that there’s a new young gun making his name on the hardwood. MJ always gave off a father figure vibe that made him seem larger than life. AI on the other hand was like the older brother who made it in the league. While most in the NBA followed suit by dressing up for press conferences and being formal in appearance, Allen wore zig zag cornrows, tattoos, iced out chains, and baggy clothes.
Earning scoring championships and becoming a bonafide All-Star are just a few accomplishments that made him a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. One of the greatest accolades in his career that cemented him was playing for the United States in the 2004 Olympics. This was even more special because he was coached by Larry Brown who also coached for the Philadelphia 76ers. Historically, Iverson is known for wearing the number 3 on his jersey. This go around, he chose to rock number 4 which was a subtle change, but notable one indeed. This cool iteration is seen on the Question Mid, with 4 placed on the back outer sole in a bold outlining. Patriotism is in full effect with the blue upper, red piping in the collar, and white on the toe box and midsole. The outer sole is jazzed up with an icy finish that is translucent to the eye. R-E-E-B-O-K is seen on the eye stays, while the iconic Question logo is stamped on the mustache. Red and blue mesh together on the contrasting logo on the quarter as well as the honeycomb-shaped padding inside. With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics currently taking place, Reebok honoring one of their own is right on time.