The musings, ruminations, and mercurial attitudes of fiction/cultural politics writer Sidik Fofana
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Allen Iverson and the Divorce between Basketball and Hip-Hop
Once the NBA's version of Samson snipped his cornrows for the first time, it was a symbolic bookending of an era between roundball and rap. Allen Iverson was a rapper disguised as a ball player. His jumpshot was a rhyme. His crossover, a punchline. Just like a gangster would say, "Probation?", Allen Iverson said "Practice?" Now he's retired. Here's to my favorite ball player, AI.