During this era we also enjoyed the emergence of Allen Iverson or AI as he is affectionately called. A young kid from VA who was somewhat of a poster child for how me and my friends lived our lives and how we viewed life. AI embodied a hip hop generation fascinated with living the good life and unapologetic for it's stamp on history. AI was not only the answer on the basketball court, he was the answer for a society that continuously questioned the actions of kids of his generation, of my generation.
Today, the Philadelphia Sixers have retired Allen Iversons #3 Jersey. It is truly an end of an era. Gone are the days of AI crossing over Jordan or stomping over players. Gone also are the days of timbs and levi's, 40's and blunts and new biggie records. Well for most people anyway O_o Coming from a generation that out-used verbiage like flava, keep it real and that's my bond I'm so grateful to have been a part of it. I'm also grateful for a guy like Allen Iverson who put us on a platform and said we here and we ain't going no where. He showed the world that jewelry, music, style and beliefs aside, take us how we are good or bad. Salute to you AI and thanks for giving the world THE ANSWER!!