SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 15:  Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers smiles while warming-up for the game against the Seattle Sonics on November 15, 2006 at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The 76ers defeated the Sonics 96-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Allen Iverson pushed hard to play basketball in China by promoters

With all the hoopla happening in the United States with Allen Iverson’s documentary “Iverson” debuting last weekend on Showtime, Iverson was out traveling the world this time in China as a head coach. According to Shams Charania of RealGM, Iverson signed an agreement to coach a Chinese tour, but was “pushed so hard to play […]

<> during the second half at Verizon Center on May 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Hawks defeat the Wizards 94-91.

John Wall snubbed by All-NBA teams

On Thursday, the All-NBA teams were announced with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and Golden State Warriors guard and MVP Stephen Curry headlining the first team as they were unanimous selections. Also on the first team was Houston Rockets guard and MVP runner-up James Harden, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis, and Memphis Grizzlies center […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 27:  A general view of the draft floor during the 2013 NBA Draft at Barclays Center on June 27, 2013 in in the Brooklyn Bourough of New York City.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Sixers Continue to Repel Ping Pong Balls

The ping pong balls once again did not fall in favor of the Philadelphia 76ers at the NBA Draft Lottery at the New York Hilton Midtown. We can’t even win at tanking. In a stunning turn of events, the Cleveland Cavaliers, who were not even in the lottery came out of nowhere and stole the […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 23: Former Philadelphia 76ers player Allen Iverson walks onto the court to deliver the game ball before the game against the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on May 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Iverson documentary sheds light on the Sixer legend

On Saturday night, fans, critics, and everyone in between got a glimpse into one the NBA’s most popular figures in history. Iverson, a documentary which debuted during the 2014 TriBeCa Film Festival made its national debut on Showtime, coming with great anticipation. The film, directed by Zatella Beatty, takes viewers through the trials and triumphs of […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: Third baseman Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws to first base to get Gaby Sanchez #17 of the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning in a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 11, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pirates defeated the Phillies 4-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Phillies call up Maikel Franco from Triple-A

Earlier this week, the Philadelphia Phillies demoted third baseman Cody Asche to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, so he could begin his transition to left field. With Asche being sent down, it was only a matter of time before the Phillies called up third baseman Maikel Franco. Today, the Phillies called up Franco as they will be […]

AMES, IA - NOVEMBER 23: Running back Shontrelle Johnson #21 of the Iowa State Cyclones celebrates with fans after scoring a touchdown in the second half of play as cornerback JaCorey Shepherd #24 of the Kansas Jayhawks watches on at Jack Trice Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State defeated Kansas 34-0. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

Eagles sign sixth-round pick cornerback JaCorey Shepherd

Today, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they agreed to terms on a four-year deal with sixth-round draft pick cornerback JaCorey Shepherd out of Kansas. Many analysts are calling Shepherd a steal as the Eagles got him with the 191st pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-11, 199 lb. corner possess a lot strong qualities […]

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 07:  Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Seattle Seahawks passes under coverage by defensive end Quanterus Smith #93 of the Denver Broncos during preseason action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on August 7, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Terrelle Pryor to workout for the Cincinnati Bengals

On Friday, the Cincinnati Bengals announced that former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor along with seven other players were invited to the team’s weekend minicamp. For Pryor, this is great news as he was just released on Tuesday by the Kansas City Chiefs. Pryor was only with the Chiefs for less than four months, as […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 07:   LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the bench during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lincoln Financial Field on December 7, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)

LeSean McCoy suggests Kelly ousted black players the fastest

After what is still considered one of the most shocking off-season moves by the Philadelphia Eagles, former Eagles and current Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy has yet to cease his chatter about his ex-coach Chip Kelly. On March 10, Kelly shook the NFL as he shipped the former league-leading rusher to the Bills in […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Tom Brady: The ringleader of Deflategate

On Wednesday, the Wells Report was finally released following investigation of the New England Patriots’ involvement in under-inflating footballs during the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. During the game’s halftime, eleven of the Patriots’ footballs were tested and it was found that they were measured below the minimum pressure level of 12.5 pounds […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02:   DeAndre Jordan #6 of the Los Angeles Clippers grabs a rebound over Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game Seven of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  The Clippers won 111-109 to win the series four games to three.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Losing Hack-a-Shaq would be Foul on NBA

From Wikipedia (Yes, it’s not the best point of reference in the world, but for the purposes of this column, its words are spot on): “Pandering is the act of expressing one’s views in accordance with the likes of a group to which one is attempting to appeal.” The third line of the definition of […]

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31:   Quenton DeCosey #25 of the Temple Owls drives by Davon Reed #5 of the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes during the NIT Championship semifinals at Madison Square Garden on March 31, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Temple to play in the 2015 Puerto Rico Tip-Off

The Temple Owls ended this past season in the NIT semifinals after not being selected as one of the last four teams in the NCAA Tournament. Temple had a great bounce back year as they finished 26-11 and 13-5 in the American Athletic Conference. They were led by senior guard Will Cummings, who averaged 14.8 […]

HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 19:  Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros fields a ground ball by Matt Joyce #20 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park on April 19, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Houston Astros: Contenders or Pretenders

Almost a year ago, Sports Illustrated baseball writer Ben Reiter declared that the Houston Astros would be the 2017 World Series Champions. The issue’s cover featured the Astros’ top prospect at the time, George Springer, who is now one of the team’s main pieces. Most readers looked at this as just another journalist making an […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12:  Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks runs the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Eagles Draft: No Mariota, No Good?

For those Eagles fans that did not watch the draft, you will probably be sad to hear that the Eagles did not acquire Chip Kelly’s coveted quarterback, Marcus Mariota. For those Eagles fans that knew what it would have taken to get Marcus Mariota, you will be RELIEVED to hear that the Eagles did not acquire […]