In 1996 Reebok signed controversial rookie Allen Iverson to a ten-year sneaker deal. Iverson launched his professional career as a Philadelphia 76er wearing his signature shoe, the Question, which was followed by a number of Answers. For many, the Answer IV was the highlight of the series. Worn by Iverson during the 2000–1 season, it featured his portrait on the sole, and its sleek styling included a zippered closure.