Allen Iverson in the Reebok Answer IV

Today in Performance Sneaker History: Allen Iverson Wins 2000-01 MVP in the Reebok Answer IV

We’re not talking about practice. Allen Iverson may be the greatest basketball player in recent memory to never win an NBA Championship. Drafted in 1996, Iverson was a honored as an 11-time NBA All-Star, 2-time All-Star Game MVP, Rookie of the Year, four-time NBA Scoring Champion, and a host of other accolades throughout his lengthy career. After the 2000-01 regular season, he won what could be the most satisfying accomplishment of them all. On May 15, 2001, A.I. received the Maurice Podoloff Trophy as the league’s MVP. Allen was 6’0″ and 165 pounds, which cemented him in history as both the shorted and lightest NBA MVP of all time.

During the 2000-01 NBA season, Iverson rocked his fifth signature sneaker, the Reebok Answer IV. Sneaker Report recently covered Iverson’s best games in the Answer IV, which makes it easy to see why he was named MVP—he absolutely killed it that year. The Reebok Answer IV comes equipped with DMX foam cushioning and is available today for $125.

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