Earlier today, Allen Iverson was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, a well-deserved first-ballot honor for one of the most dangerous scorers and playmakers the game has ever seen. Shaq and Yao Ming were also voted in, but Iverson took to SportsCenter earlier today to talk about his latest honor, and there was something peculiar about his choice of footwear that caught everyone’s eye.
Iverson has been a Reebok athlete his entire career, but he was wearing Air Jordan “Cement IV” shoes as he sat down with the SportsCenter crew this morning, which was naturally a bit awkward for folks with knowledge of his endorsement with Reebok.
However, Iverson quickly took to Instagram to dispel any possible rumors that he’s carelessly stepping out on his relationship with Reebok, who are responsible for his best-telling “Question” and “Answer” sneaker series. The newly-minted Hall of Famer was merely paying respect to Michael Jordan, who he attributes much of his basketball inspiration to.