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Before His Lifetime Reebok Deal That Will Land Him A $32M Check, Allen Iverson Reveals He Could Have Been The First Signature Athlete To Sign To The Jordan Brand

Allen Iverson grew up loving Jordan shoes, and he almost could have signed with the brand. During an interview with Complex, the basketball legend expresses feeling enamored with Michael Jordan and always desiring to sport his shoes. Little did the Hampton, VA, native realize, he would not only grow up to land his own shoe deal before his rookie season in the NBA but he would be in talks for a signature sneaker with the Jordan Brand. Sports Illustrated mentions that when Iverson was drafted to the NBA in 1996, he caught the attention of every major sneaker company. The Jordan Brand even created a prototype named after Iverson’s nickname “Bubba Chuck” to entice him. Had he signed to the Jordan Brand, he would have became its first signature athlete, Sports Illustrated reports. However, Iverson found Reebok to be the most convincing in its pitch. “Remember that like it was yesterday because that was a big decision for me,” Iverson told Complex. “Just looking back on it, I feel good...

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 5, 2024

How Shaquille O'Neal Turned A Visit To Carnival Cruise Line Into Another Home For His Chicken Franchise

Perhaps there is no off-limit terrain for Shaquille O’Neal, who is also taking over the seas! Among O’Neal’s various business ventures, he founded Big Chicken, a fast-casual restaurant that debuted in Las Vegas in 2018. While the the former basketball center has multiple ventures, he says he only pursues opportunities that he believes can change people’s lives, he previously told AFROTECH. “I try not to base everything on a monetary value,” he said. “I get a lot of deals. ‘Wear the shirt, put your name on it, we’ll sell it.’ I like investing in things that’s going to change people’s lives. I heard Jeff Bezos say that once, and that’s how he invests. So, I follow the strategy, and it’s been working very well for me.” Launching Big Chicken makes perfect sense for O’Neal. He grew up eating various chicken dishes made by his mother, Houston Press reports. “This is my creation—Excuse me, this is my mama’s creation. Coming where we come from, me and this little guy had to eat chicken a...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 28, 2024

LSU's Angel Reese 'Honored' As Mentor And Reebok's President Of Basketball Shaquille O'Neal Signs Her For Its First Major NIL Deal 

Shaquille O’Neal is already making major calls over at Reebok with the NIL signing of Louisiana State University basketball star Angel Reese.

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 17, 2023

Shaquille O’Neal's Big Chicken Fast-Food Chain Signs 20-Unit Development Deal

Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken is expanding its presence to the state of Michigan.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 29, 2023

Shaquille O’Neal Invested In Google ‘By Accident’ Then Learned He Hit The Jackpot While Reading A Newspaper

It wasn’t until reading a newspaper that Shaquille O’Neal realized he struck a pot of gold.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 20, 2023

Lawsuit Alleges Shaquille O’Neal Received Nearly $750K From FTX

According to a lawsuit, FTX is looking to collect some of its profits, and this could impact the pockets of Shaquille O’Neal and Naomi Osaka .

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 11, 2023

Amended Complaint In Federal Class Action Lawsuit Accuses Shaquille O’Neal Of Ghosting His Astrals NFT Project

Shaquille O’Neal is being sued again for his involvement with an non-fungible token (NFT) project.

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 8, 2023

Shaquille O'Neal Practices 'Respectable Nepotism' With His 6 Children By Having Them Create Business Plans Before Giving Them Money

His name is Shaquille O’Neal, but that doesn’t mean he’s just opening his wallet whenever his children ask for money. Instead, O’Neal practices what he says is “respectable nepotism” to ensure they have advantages when working toward success.

Shanique Yates

Aug 21, 2023

Shaquille O'Neal Reacts To News Of Popular Streamer's Lucrative $100M Deal — ‘They Pay Him... Just To Play Video Games?’

While Shaquille O’Neal has accomplished a great deal in his life, he hasn’t scratched the surface of this sector.

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 26, 2023

Line Wraps Around The Building For The Opening Of Shaquille O'Neals First Big Chicken Houston Location

Business just keeps on booming for Shaquille O’Neal. One of the NBA legend’s numerous ventures is being the co-owner of Big Chicken. In April 2022, it was announced that the restaurant franchise was set to bring 50 new locations to Texas in cities including Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin, as previously reported by AfroTech.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 26, 2023

How Shaquille O'Neal's Decision To Walk Away From A $40M Deal Led To Affordable Shoes For Millions

Some years ago, superstar Shaquille O’Neal walked away from a $40 million shoe deal with Reebok. Today, the affordable shoe line he developed instead sells roughly a million sneakers a month.

Shanique Yates

Jun 22, 2023

Shaquille O'Neal's Multi-Million Dollar Moves Prove There's More To His Game — ‘I’ve Always Been A Businessman Who Is Athletic’

The NBA has experienced many shifts affecting how the game is played. One of those shifts is the visible absence of “big men.” Now more in tune with faster and more agile playing, the league was once filled with what some considered “true centers” regarding their overall size. And NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal was a part of that coveted group. O’Neal entered the NBA as the No. 1 draft pick to the Orlando Magic in 1992, according to the NBA website. Coming from a successful collegiate career at LSU, the 7’1″ center quickly made a presence for himself as a star player for the Magic. “Shaq put the Orlando Magic on the map – not just in the state of Florida or in the United States; he was this global phenomenon,’’ said Fox Sports Florida announcer and former Orlando Magic employee David Steele. “When we traveled, it was like a traveling rock show. Everybody wanted to see Shaq.’’ Throughout his basketball career, he played on six teams. However, O’Neal’s most notable on-court contributions...

Josh Rodgers

Jun 7, 2023

Shaquille O’Neal Hit With Another Lawsuit Relating To Cryptocurrency Allegations

The lawsuits against Shaquille O’Neal seem to be piling up.

Samantha Dorisca

May 24, 2023