Allen Iverson Opens Up About NBA Culture & Dress Code | All The Smoke | Showtime Basketball

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Allen Iverson talks with Matt and Stephen about being credited with changing the culture of the NBA and the dress code controversy that hit the league during 2005.
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Alexandros K
Alexandros K پیش 15 ساعت
He seems to think people wear shirts and ties and suits and general business or formal wear for illegitimate reasons that don't fit the criteria of being unique and comfortable whereas this isn't quite on point. As men the dress code leans towards militaristic for cultural and traditional reasons and the simple suit/shirt/tie combination strikes off a set of boxes that allow for a certain self-expression on points such as fit and finish while still maintaining military-grade readiness and team cohesion. When everyone dresses in whatever fashion they prefer this is more like a militia than a disciplined military and you're bound to find certain fellows who make inappropriate choices that will fit poorly with the circumstances or reflect poorly on the organization by either being too informal or overly uptight or otherwise poorly judged like this fellow here with the capris and his feet on the coffee table looking like he's going to a clam bake.
Rich Diaz
Rich Diaz پیش 3 ماه
Influenced a whole generation. All the kids at school when I was in HS (99-03) wore braids bc of A.I. All the boys who played basketball and aspired to have handle and do all of the fancy crossovers, did so bc they wanted to emulate A.I. To put it simple, Iverson was that n**ga, that dude, THE MAN, when I was growing up.
yeeluvspizza پیش 3 ماه
We here talking about how to dress? How to dress...not a game, not a game...but how to dress. We talking about how to dress....
Nick Delgado
Nick Delgado پیش 3 ماه
#VaPride Vick&AI Changed the game. 703 to the 757
Ivander85 پیش 3 ماه
I'm still love rocking my AI Reebok gear from almost 20 years ago, I brought them wayyy to baggy back in the day on a trip to NY. Great memories...only NBA game I ever saw was NYK-PHI and I'm so happy I got to see AI, Spree, Allan the MSG.
Adam Wood
Adam Wood پیش 3 ماه
His message never changed. Dude flat out rules.
eric M smith
eric M smith پیش 3 ماه
The way allen shout out aaron was hilarious,,
mcronn 100
mcronn 100 پیش 3 ماه
When A.I. crossed Jordan. And hit that jump shot. I knew he was ready for the NBA no fear. The little goat.!!!
Doc X
Doc X پیش 3 ماه
Shout out to my fam, AB! I'll still dust him one on one. You can ask him, lol. It's a Virginia thing! 🖖🏾🤟🏾
HER Story
HER Story پیش 3 ماه
Dennis Rodman deserves the recognition - he was first one to express individuality in NBA.
M 360
M 360 پیش 3 ماه
Now the NBA embrace fashion
Mike s
Mike s پیش 3 ماه Do not make your tongue deceive your heart video.
Salia Berthé
Salia Berthé پیش 3 ماه
Respect for the shootout to Clifford Robinson
Iwonder81 پیش 3 ماه
AI was the opposite of fashion. You call shorts and T-shirt fashion.
Iwonder81 پیش 3 ماه
Uh for the rest of us we dress as we’re told “when we’re coming to work.” You looked stupid wearing jeans and a T-shirt on the sidelines but that exact attitude is why great player aside you have nothing but one trip to the finals. One.
Robert Buchanan III
Robert Buchanan III پیش 3 ماه
You look even dumber wearing a suit to a basketball game, especially if you aren't a coach. The NBA had it out for AI because he had everyone wanting braids, tattoos, etc. Fast forward decades later and we got dudes wearing skinny jeans and cutoff shirts with their stomachs showing lol
jason jones
jason jones پیش 3 ماه
The NBA is racist. Now they can wear dresses, heels, purses, leggings, and all. But they bet not dress like Ai
Zahid پیش 3 ماه
Allen "Cool" Iverson
The Hamburger Pimp
The Hamburger Pimp پیش 3 ماه
He forgot it was his JOB and he represented a billion dollar corporation, why not make the $ and then when you separate from the company you can build your OWN brand.
The Hamburger Pimp
The Hamburger Pimp پیش 3 ماه
@Robert Buchanan III I'm with you on the weirdo dress code, but he should have represented in a way that shows professionalism. Just the way these weirdos aren't.
Robert Buchanan III
Robert Buchanan III پیش 3 ماه
@The Hamburger Pimp Him dressing in a white t shirt and some jeans isn't "ghetto" showing up to a basketball game in a full on 3 piece suit just to take it off and put on a jersey and some shorts is 6 different kinds of stupid. The NBA hated AI for that but now they encourage a bunch of grown men dressing in drag because "fashion" 🤨
The Hamburger Pimp
The Hamburger Pimp پیش 3 ماه
@Robert Buchanan III I didn't see the rest of your comment about westbrook... he's a weirdo.
The Hamburger Pimp
The Hamburger Pimp پیش 3 ماه
@Robert Buchanan III He was marketed to children and they wanted to show him in a positive light, but he wanted to glorify the ghetto....don't we want better for the next generation?
Robert Buchanan III
Robert Buchanan III پیش 3 ماه
They happily accepted the money that he brought in but it's a problem how he dresses showing up to play basketball? 🤔 Russell Westbrook dresses up like a 15 year old girl and he isn't fined once, AI wears a XXL t shirt and some jeans and he's unprofessional? 😂
JZ Momotaba
JZ Momotaba پیش 3 ماه
AI is my favorite NBA player growing up. He is so cool the dress the way he played Basketball. That 2000 NBA final first game summed it all up for AI. That step over Tyron Lu is so iconic and lit.
Expat Biker
Expat Biker پیش 3 ماه
If AI was in NFL, NFL should be what NBA is. Right to expression led to right to speech. NFL players can't even kneel for social injustice while NBA pick a message instead of their names on the Jersey.
1234 45
1234 45 پیش 3 ماه
Why can't they kneel?
M پیش 3 ماه
AI was one of my favorite players growing up. To this day, I wear an armband when playing basketball. Been doing it since I was 11 and first watched AI play with one on. Other players used it since, like Melo but to me, AI was the guy who made it cool.
13th Assassin
13th Assassin پیش 3 ماه
Anyone out there reading this comment, please take the time and search for the word "Dajjal" on IRpost. This will give you a true understanding of what's coming. Hence the "One Eye" symbol which we see around us ✊🏾.
liljohncena 6
liljohncena 6 پیش 3 ماه
AI the real life People’s Champ lol
LosWitDaHoodie پیش 3 ماه
Ai old as af
Piggy Bank
Piggy Bank پیش 3 ماه
We only go up the ladder
SAT Scott
SAT Scott پیش 3 ماه
Would be my starting 5 easy. The Answer!!💪🏿💪🏿💯. AI was the first to wear the long BB shorts. Frfr⛹🏿‍♂️
Selassie Robertson
Selassie Robertson پیش 3 ماه
lol whoever behind the scenes matt was indicating to on the low got some explainin to do.
C-Mo 313
C-Mo 313 پیش 3 ماه
Allen Iverson didn’t grow up in the “hood”. He has no right to speak on “culture”, or talk about being “held down by the man”. You idiots need to do some research instead of listening to these virtue signaling, spoiled and rich athletes.
Diego Velazquez
Diego Velazquez پیش 3 ماه
He did grow up in the hood and you don’t even know what virtue signaling means lmao. You’re just throwing buzz terms that you heard online. He said people should be allowed to express fashion in their own way. That has absolute nothing to do with “virtue signaling”.
LORDFUBU پیش 3 ماه
Lmao, wasn't Iverson the reason the dress code happened?
Jay Stacks
Jay Stacks پیش 3 ماه
Like the shoutout to Cliff Robinson. Real OGs know
Kahlil Poet
Kahlil Poet پیش 3 ماه
NBA is racist, I wear this to n on the court. This what we wear...
Jimmi Stone
Jimmi Stone پیش 3 ماه
Why should a lawyer have to be in a suit anyways? That’s Virginia brainwashing him 😢😡 there’s no such thing as “professional” clothing or style, wear wtf you want to wear
Moshe X
Moshe X پیش 3 ماه
Your uniform should be what you wear at work not what you wear to work. That dress code was borderline criminal
chi bill
chi bill پیش 3 ماه
@Arizona Fire Ent what's the standard of being like a bum though, cause the mortal world set that standard ?
Moshe X
Moshe X پیش 3 ماه
Arizona Fire Ent you can look like however you want when your not clocked in that’s the point.
Nathan Rojas
Nathan Rojas پیش 3 ماه
I remember in 2000 I got some blue Iversons thinking I was the shit in middle school to be the first one with them lol but I'm a Die hard LA Lakers fan so that should tell you something on how great and influential AI was
Vasty Andrews
Vasty Andrews پیش 3 ماه
I just think 90s when i think Reebok, but i do love Reebok. I got 3 pairs and they're all comfy as hell
girlgirl0356 پیش 3 ماه
Hi Boys 😍💋 💝💖♥️❤️
A space being
A space being پیش 3 ماه
No Name
No Name پیش 3 ماه
AI the realest ever
Robert Robinson
Robert Robinson پیش 3 ماه
It's professional basketball. Professional. The dress code was neccessary
David R.
David R. پیش 3 ماه
A.I. The Icon...
emz پیش 3 ماه
He paved the way for a lot of players today.
Armani TheVoice
Armani TheVoice پیش 3 ماه
That's right give Ai his roses now 🙏🏾. This is one of the best podcast. I fuck with Drink Champs too and if the hoods had a president it would be Ai.
Harold Wilson
Harold Wilson پیش 3 ماه
Tyson The Great
Tyson The Great پیش 3 ماه
Congrats A.I. you brought Thuggery to the NBA. Jordan was all ways dapper in a nice suit like a buisness man.
Kahlil Poet
Kahlil Poet پیش 3 ماه
N u looked like fresh meat... Don't sleep on ur belly if u can't trust ur celly
Alvarez پیش 3 ماه
Ai had little white boys in braids and headbands that’s crazy
Bhoopesh Bhola
Bhoopesh Bhola پیش 3 ماه
AI was the shittttttt back then,I love his attitude,he still has the swag while he drop facts
Keith Williams
Keith Williams پیش 3 ماه
When Jordan retired AI became my favorite...than it got split between AI and Tmac...than it became LeBron...but AI was defiently that nigga
Eric Carrington
Eric Carrington پیش 3 ماه
I want to be cool. Classic A.I.
K1DFR3SH77 پیش 3 ماه
His shoes were the most comfortable I’ve worn. Reebok Question and Reebok Answers
AiS the Fisherman
AiS the Fisherman پیش 3 ماه
Most arrogant player .. but thats why he is A.I. 🏀
Rome McDaniel
Rome McDaniel پیش 3 ماه
What's the difference between arrogance and confidence?
Gabriel Gomes
Gabriel Gomes پیش 3 ماه
I'm Single 😍😥
Piggy Bank
Piggy Bank پیش 3 ماه
Who gives af
Jack Wayne
Jack Wayne پیش 3 ماه
Iverson is about to open up a whole new issue/problem in the workplace..
D23 SQUAD پیش 3 ماه
Most influential player ever everyone copies him 💪🏿💪🏿💪🏿
Poozhikala پیش 3 ماه
When u simplify he a G, still an OG
03 _Bagas Prasetya Wibowo
03 _Bagas Prasetya Wibowo پیش ماه
Tf u mean?
Adam Mares Burner
Adam Mares Burner پیش 3 ماه
That made no sense
Shane Kann
Shane Kann پیش 3 ماه
Me and Dikembe don't dress the same 😁😁😭😭
Juhan Voolaid
Juhan Voolaid پیش 3 ماه
Yup, but he didn't tell that to disrespect Dikembe. He's point was that it is ok to have a look you are comfortable with.
badnewzsteve پیش 3 ماه
🖖🏾🅰️ 7️⃣5️⃣7️⃣
Vince Allen Meneses
Vince Allen Meneses پیش 3 ماه
AI the coolest athlete in my opinion.
El Rey
El Rey پیش 3 ماه
Nyles Garrison
Nyles Garrison پیش 3 ماه
Al was that dude most cats from the hood wanted to be like. The style and swag on and off the court, but them Philly front office folks signing them checks didn’t want that hood mentality represented on their team. Since they really couldn’t tell em about his tats and braids, they came up with the NBA player dress for success rule not only because of him but because other franchise players did the same.
M پیش 3 ماه
@nauticadon Funny thing is I'm white and I LOVED AI. My brother and I got arm bands because of him. I know a lot of white kids who liked him too. Old people just assume kids will turn into "thugs" just because they are exposed to urban culture lol. It's ridiculous.
jahivah پیش 3 ماه
AI had an impact that no other player had ever had. Monster on the court and arguably the best "little guy" to ever play. Off the court, he bridged the gap between the streets and professional sports.
concern پیش 3 ماه
i wanna be coOol 😎😎😎
Exillity Clappz
Exillity Clappz پیش 3 ماه
ɴᴅɢᴏᴄʜʏʟᴅ پیش 3 ماه
Sometimes you gotta take an ass whipping so others behind you don't!
Doori Ha
Doori Ha پیش 3 ماه
As a kid growing up in the late 90s and early 00s AI was the shit. The impact that he had on and off the court was just legendary.
ctbcardinal پیش 3 ماه
Jordan the 2nd.. it was in the newspaper..
#thesausy_1 #sausyvilian
#thesausy_1 #sausyvilian پیش 3 ماه
And #NBA2K
blbl پیش 3 ماه
Stephen Jackson is boring.
Carlos Muñoz
Carlos Muñoz پیش 3 ماه
I want to see his eyes
The Pariah
The Pariah پیش 3 ماه
N M94
N M94 پیش 3 ماه
We talkin bout the DRESS CODE not the game..not the game...but the DRESS CODE...
M 360
M 360 پیش 3 ماه
Andrew Rios
Andrew Rios پیش 3 ماه
Legendary comment 😂
Stiles Johnson
Stiles Johnson پیش 3 ماه
Steph Hollow
Steph Hollow پیش 3 ماه
Marlon Anson
Marlon Anson پیش 3 ماه
This a goated podcast
In MY Zone
In MY Zone پیش 3 ماه
If you’re playin nba 2k21 myteam, his starter card is fire 🔥
kody scot
kody scot پیش ماه
@in my Zone ....2k21 is so trash i play it like once a week , and i have to be drunk at that
Garrett Dawson
Garrett Dawson پیش 3 ماه
Gus Williams is way better :/ I shoulda went with Shaq
Ki E-Skate Mods
Ki E-Skate Mods پیش 3 ماه
Iverson was my hero basketball player growing up.
Brent Matthew
Brent Matthew پیش 3 ماه
Tha Kidd GoGo
Tha Kidd GoGo پیش 3 ماه
Tridso Lopez
Tridso Lopez پیش 3 ماه
You'd never catch Iverson in a Westbrick fit
macewbee پیش ماه
John Griller
John Griller پیش 3 ماه
The Scapegoat: A Survivor facts. He was my fav player to watch in 2017 but he’s falling off a cliff ever since
Manuel Gutierrez
Manuel Gutierrez پیش 3 ماه
Or in a harden fit
Andy Warrior
Andy Warrior پیش 3 ماه
Lamar sykes I use to like Westbrook, but for real now he is Westbrick, the guy need to chill out and learn back how to play POINT GUARD...
Kaldon پیش 3 ماه
Bro, this shit got 230k views immediately? Shit the actual podcast didn't even get 100k for an hour. 230k views and 100 likes? Lmao
D Green
D Green پیش 3 ماه
250k views in 20 minutes 🧐🧐🧐
Pmf Lawrence
Pmf Lawrence پیش 3 ماه
If you haven’t already please repent and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Jesus died for you and he loves you tomorrow is not promised so please accept Jesus today. God bless🙏
Ben cintron
Ben cintron پیش 3 ماه
@Mark Vasquez Hell is real I'm not perfect but I know jesus christ is real he talk about hell alot of times that's one place that you dont want to go.
Jay Mamba Jr
Jay Mamba Jr پیش 3 ماه
Uno2000 پیش 3 ماه
Quentin Sanders
Quentin Sanders پیش 3 ماه
Everyone on the court wanted to be Allen iverson in my day. People grew they hair for 2 months just to get some weak ass braids just to try to get them like his. Y’all just don’t know how big he was back then. Nothing but love AI
Chris J Productionz
Chris J Productionz پیش 2 ماه
People still do till this day, do you see the number of players grew their hair to get braids during the NBA bubble... some of them grew it out because of quarantine but others said it was because of Allen Iverson
Kelon713 پیش 3 ماه
Quentin Sanders
Quentin Sanders پیش 3 ماه
Helping Crybabies I typed it exactly how i meant it. THEY HAIR!
saltybeerlime پیش 3 ماه
I remember the shoes when I was a kid. All the kids wanted his shoes. Even the ones who didn’t ball.... including me 😆
Dee Miller
Dee Miller پیش 3 ماه
@Arizona Fire Ent i respect that. Ray got that resume too. Box fade ray used to ball
TheBestFighter پیش 3 ماه
He was the only person that dressed like a G. Then everyone else followed him. Then once that happened the stupid dress code wearing those business casual bs. Then you got these NBA players wearing tight clothes. Westbrook dress like a square. Makes no sense
M 360
M 360 پیش 3 ماه
@nauticadon but now the NBA let’s players wear what they want
Emanuel Frederick
Emanuel Frederick پیش 3 ماه
Shout out to you Allen Iverson, much Respect, and Appreciation. As always, continue to tell it, like it is, "Facts". Please come back to Philly and be part of management, 👍because I'm quite sure the Organization could use you, as a part of the assistant Coaching 🤔👌
Shay TM
Shay TM پیش 3 ماه
IfmxreY CB q
Jay Mamba Jr
Jay Mamba Jr پیش 3 ماه
Tyler Lynn
Tyler Lynn پیش 3 ماه
Facts tho
Hassan Khan
Hassan Khan پیش 3 ماه
238k views in 4 minutes? Never knew y'all could buy views on IRpost 👀
Hassan Khan
Hassan Khan پیش 3 ماه
AI is great but 238k views in 4 minutes? Do me a favour. And it's still at 238k after an hour. So you tell me if these views are accurate. Lmfao
__ پیش 3 ماه
You definitely not from the US if you don't know Allen Iverson impact. You just getting off the porch with you seven upvotes.
Philippe Mudaheranwa
Philippe Mudaheranwa پیش 3 ماه
wait 230000 views in 5 minutes??????????????????????????????????????????????wtf
some one
some one پیش 3 ماه
Anit no way these views real
IAmSeanPain پیش 3 ماه
Fake asl
some one
some one پیش 3 ماه
@Philippe Mudaheranwa 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Philippe Mudaheranwa
Philippe Mudaheranwa پیش 3 ماه
yooo its impossible
some one
some one پیش 3 ماه
@ian hawkes facts. They gotta be stopped lol
ian hawkes
ian hawkes پیش 3 ماه
some one fr bro they buying they views
Ralph The Bot
Ralph The Bot پیش 3 ماه
Bro 230k views in a minute?
McFlxrence پیش 3 ماه
The hood nigga still in em too😭
Jeremiah Brooks
Jeremiah Brooks پیش 3 ماه
This just fac
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