Rip Hamilton will re-join his Pistons teammates tonight as they face off against the Charlotte Bobcats. His coach, Michael Curry, as he has been hinting for quite a while now, might have the unenviable task of telling either Hamilton or Allen Iverson that they’re no longer a starter.
But I don’t think Rip is hearing any of it. Our exchange went something like this:
So, what’s going to happen when you come back, do you think you will jump right back into the starting lineup?
Rip: “Yeah, that’s the only option.”
Well, there is another option — coming off the bench.
Rip: “That ain’t happening.”
Would it be too much to ask for a camera to be placed in the room when Curry has to deliver this bit of news to either Hamilton, or even better, Allen Iverson?