Slam Magazine is paying homage to one of the best to have ever played the game, Allen Iverson.
AI first graced the cover back when he was just a freshman at Georgetown, and although Slam was the new magazine on the block, the exposure forever changed his career. Having a reputation for being a loyal man, Iverson never forgot what Slam did for him back in college and has stated “Anything SLAM needs from me would be done. I’ll never forget what SLAM did for me. SLAM gave me a whole new fanbase, made me more popular than what I was doing out there on the basketball court. Kids still talk about it. Kids still have the magazine. You’ve always been loyal to me.”
Since that time, AI and Slam have collaborated on 13 occasions at various times throughout his illustrious career. This commemorative issue is on newsstands now, just as the Sixers are set to retire Iverson’s iconic #3 jersey.
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