by Marcel Mutoni

Except for perhaps the most unreasonably optimistic of Pistons fans, anyone following the Allen Iverson situation in Detroit had to know that things would come to a boil, and that A.I. would eventually reveal how he truly felt about coming off the bench.

The pivotal moment happened last night, after Iverson clocked just 18 minutes in yet another Pistons loss to the Cavs.

The Detroit News has the quotes:

“How many minutes did I play,” Iverson said after he scored 11 with three turnovers in 18 minutes. “It seemed way, way, way less than that. Eighteen minutes? Come on, man. I can play 18 minutes with my eyes closed. It’s a bad feeling, man. I’m wondering what they rushed me to get back for? For that?

“It’s a bad time for me mentally.”

“I am just trying to get through it without starting a whole bunch of nonsense,” Iverson said, after initiating the conversation about his playing time. “I’m looking at the big picture. If I vent my frustration then it’s like, given who I am, I’ll be the one everybody points the finger at. I am just going to try to laugh to stop from crying.”

Two games into his new role, and the guy is already sounding like a manic depressive. Oh, and did I mention that there are less than 10 games left in the regular season?

Deee-troit Basketball!