Earlier this month at Rucker Park, two legendary New York rappers made an appearance to promote the release of the Allen Iverson x Reebok Question “EBC” and the “A5″ presented by Footaction.
Jadakiss and Cam’ron were on hand to help and coach basketball teams rivaling against each other at the famous court in Harlem.
Rucker Park is a basketball court in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, at 155th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard across the street from the former Polo Grounds site. Many who’ve played at the park in the Rucker Tournament achieved a level of fame for their abilities, and several have gone on to play in the NBA.
Killa Cam’s squad—including Ron Artest—rocked the Reebok “EBC”, which commemorated the 20th anniversary of Allen Iverson playing at Rucker Park shortly after being drafted to the NBA in 1996. Iverson teamed up with Coney Island native Stephon Marbury to suit up for Diddy’s squad.
Some sizes of the shoes are still available on Reebok’s website for the exclusive kicks released on August 5th. Jada’s team was laced up in the Reebok A5, which was designed by Jada himself and inspired by the Reebok commercials he did back in the day with Iverson.
Iverson played for 14 seasons in the NBA. He played both shooting guard and point guard positions, and was an eleven-time NBA All-Star, won the All-Star game MVP award in 2001 and 2005, and was the NBA’s MVP in 2001. Before retiring in 2013, Iverson teamed up with Reebok to launch his shoe that now have become widely popular.
Iverson’s different fashion style and cultural influences he had in the game helped with the creation of his shoes.
In 2001, Iverson teamed up with hip-hop artist Jadakiss to help with the release of his 5th model of the Reebok ‘Answer’ with an iconic commercial. 15 years later, they’re back again.