Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and Safety Information/Your California Privacy Rights/Do Not Sell My Info/Children's Online Privacy Policy are applicable to you. He is most known for playing on the highly stylized, international AND1 Mixtape Tour; he has also appeared in several movies, most notably Ball Don't Lie.Boucher … It’s about that time!

“It was my job to make sure everyone was where they needed to be.

I thought it was just straight forward in the words with no back meaning. Boucher is 5'10" and weighs 155 pounds (177 cm, 70 kg). Although Slam was facing challenges getting credentialed to cover NBA games at the time, the publication was having little problem gaining access to NBA players. Boucher attended McNary High School but transferred to nearby Salem Academy where he made all-state honors. 32 for Slam, the bimonthly publication launched in 1994 that provided a lens into the lives of up-and-coming and established basketball stars that few publications could match. He is most known for playing on the highly stylized, international AND1 Mixtape Tour; he has also appeared in several movies, most notably Ball Don't Lie.

Iverson and other NBA players placed their trust in Slam. “Hip-hop and street culture was having a progressively more dominant influence on pop culture, and people like Iverson, Stephon Marbury and the Jay-Zs of the world back then all recognized the energy we were bringing,” said Don Morris, Slam’s creative director. “Whenever I bring up I worked for Slam, that’s the first issue I get asked about,” said Russ Bengtson, whose profile of Iverson for that issue was his first cover story for the publication.

After high school, Boucher attended Chemeketa Community College, where he played on the basketball team. Other images included Iverson in his 1999 Sixers jersey making a series of hand gestures.

Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers shoots the ball against Shaquille O’Neal #34 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game on December 5, 2000 at …

I had no clue on majority of the shit he said.

The Iverson shoot may have indeed accelerated McBride’s career, but he looks back on the images and thinks about what he could have done differently. “Iverson didn’t understand why we were doing it. “You never know when these guys are going to peace out,” McBride said.

Iverson finally showed up at midnight, pulling up in a stretch Hummer with an entourage that included family members and Que Gaskins, at the time the senior director of marketing at Reebok. “When I hear people acknowledge that cover, that’s special to me,” McBride said. Athletes and activism: The long, defiant history of sports protests Read now. He just didn’t want us to clown him.”. While bowling with friends in Hampton, Virginia, a 17-year-old Iverson (then a promising young high school basketball star) was involved in an altercation between his friends and a group of older white high schoolers from neighboring Poquoson. In some images (including the cover), Iverson posed in the throwback jersey, holding an ABA-style red, white and blue basketball. He was given no college offers in high school.



Boucher also took on the role of Spider-Man in a YouTube web-series he created. I’m honored to be connected to such a great image.”. The third episode featured NBA star Jamal Crawford, and further plans were made to feature other known basketball players. And while he recalls Iverson saying little in those subsequent shoots, there’s one comment from the then-Sixers guard that vividly stands out: “He said, ‘That’s the best picture ever taken of me.’ ”.

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Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Boucher now has his own YouTube channel where he posts mixtapes of him playing in local basketball leagues, fun and comical videos, tutorials, and other entertaining basketball videos.

“If I were to do it all over again, I would have lit the background more and made it harder and punchier.”, McBride shot Iverson multiple times for Slam.