Allen Iverson was always at the top and there was no stopping him during his during his professional basketball career. During this year’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016, Allen Iverson once again led the way amongst the 10 inductees. Over the course of his illustrious career, Iverson scored four titles as a part of the Philadelphia 76ers. During the 2001 NBA Finals in Game 1 against the Los Angeles Lakers, he even earned the MVP title after scoring 48 points. Prior to the event, Allen sat down for an interview with ESPN and he was laced up in an unexpected pair of kicks.
The unexpected thing about the sneaker that Allen Iverson can be seen wearing in the photo is that it is an Air Jordan pair. It was back in 1996 when Allen had signed a deal with Reebok, which happened soon after he became the number one pick of the Philadelphia 76ers in the that year’s NBA Draft. It was during that very year that the Reebok Question was crafted, and many within the sneaker community still regard it as one of the best signature basketball shoes of all-time. Yet, Allen chose to rock an Air Jordan on the day he got inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
During his ESPN interview, Allen even explained he was wearing one of Jordan Brand’s recent releases, namely the Air Jordan 4 OG ’89 “White/Cement.” Allen elaborated that back when he was growing up, he looked up to Michael Jordan and he credited the G.O.A.T. for giving him the vision to become a professional basketball player. The photo that can be seen above was tweeted by Allen himself and it can be clearly seen that he is indeed sporting the Air Jordan 4 OG ’89 “White/Cement” that made its comeback in on February 13th. Thus, as he stated himself, Allen was paying tribute to Michael Jordan.