Allen Iverson‘s impact on the NBA and game of basketball-at-large has been well-documented, but before “The Answer” went on the shake-up Michael Jordan, he flirted with the idea of pursuing football. If you didn’t grow up in Virginia’s Seven Cities or haven’t closely followed Iverson’s life, you may be surprised the learn that the pigskin was the Philadelphia 76ers legend’s first love. And an upcoming Reebok Question nods to what could’ve been.
Throughout his time at Bethel High School in Hampton, VA, Iverson played positions spanning from wide receiver to quarterback. Unsurprisingly, A.I. displayed the same athleticism and ferocity he went on to transform the NBA with during his pre-Georgetown University days. After state championships in basketball and football during his junior year of high school, numerous colleges attempted to recruit “Bubba Chuck” (as he was affectionately referred to in his hometown) for both sports.
History has played out with Iverson joining the Hoyas program under the guidance of the late John Thompson, but what’s lesser known is that A.I. approached the legendary coach about also playing football for Georgetown (which likely served as the inspiration for this pair’s “Vector Navy/Silver Metallic” colorway). After quickly being shut down by Thompson, the then-freshman forgot about his first love and focused on basketball. As his signature sneaker line with Reebok and NBA accolades have shown, Iverson didn’t make a wrong choice. It’s very possible that he would’ve gone on to change the NFL in the same way he did the NBA, but that story is left to “What if?” conversations.
Enjoy official images of this suede and leather Question here below, and find pairs available with football-field-graphics on the sockliner at Reebok.com on September 18th.
For more from Reebok, check out the latest regarding the Instapump Fury.
Reebok Question Mid
Release Date: September 18th, 2020
Color: Vector Navy/Silver Metallic/White
Style Code: FZ3945
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