Allen Iverson and the Pistons have decided he will not play again this season. Wow, did that go bad fast.
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teddy he never played josh smith son
He meant JR Smith, I think. I am also feeling quite a bit of this FURIOSITY that Darksaber mentioned. This is a fúcking nightmare
Ladies and Gentlemen, your Destroyyyyyyyed Pistons!!!
So Allen – you dont want a chip? Time to change your philosophy…
wiz jordan=ai now..?? phulesse where are your b-ball brains?
AI a legend..hip-hop bball legend..but nba legend..?
puhleesee Bury me.
“And everyone who disagrees with this is a hater and is stupid and should go f*ck themselves because they are bandwagon fans who should shut up.” -> anyone who feels really good about his arguments would say stuff like this…
See ya next year, AI…………………in a orange Bobcats jersey
Nice knowin ya, AI. I honestly can’t think of a starting lineup that AI would make better. I mean, are the BETcats supposed to start DJ and AI together? They’re both midgets. Memphis already has OJ and Mike Conley, Kev Martin is in Sacramento, I guess the Knicks could use a SG, but I don’t see AI as a D’Antoni type of player… I know he’ll end up siging somewhere, but I fear it’ll be to “sell tickets and jerseys” and will end poorly.
cio: we need a scorer. Ramyond + Iverson with DJ off the bench for 3 point shooting and Bell for lockdown D is much better than Raymond + Bell with only DJ and Cariter Martin
I hope this isn’t how it ends.
@Allenp: How what ends? Him going to CHA or him ending his season in Detroit?
I don’t think Teddy likes you Jukai.
NBA legend? Oh, and co-sign Z.
“A.I. and Kevin Garnett were two players who, over the last decade, everybody wondered what would happen if they were surrounded by other good players. Well, KG became a champion and Iverson has tarnished his legacy forever. So I guess that answers that question.”
Juaki, it doesnt hurt Iverson that Curry = a terrible coach, that Rip Hamilton’s ego bruised Iverson’s, and that the Pistons are a team that are now playing without purpose because they were built as to be a contendor and are not one and all the players on the team realize this?
That comment is both correct and false.
It’s true that on the surface level it seems like it’s impossible for Iverson to co-exist with other talented players.
After all, Denver only won 46 games and 50 games in his two years there, and they couldn’t get out of the playoffs.
Detroit has self-destructed since he arrived.
However, I think the truth is more nuanced, and I hope Iverson gets one final shot to prove that he has what it takes to be a champion. If not, so be it.
Unfortunately for you BET, Will Bynum doesn’t suck at basketball. How about topping your previous career high of 25 in one quarter? There’s a whole lot of stuff going wrong with the Pistons this year (too numerous to even list right now), and the result has been mad inconsistency. Beat the likes of Boston one night, then go on a losing streak against the extrement of the league. If only they’d get Magic in the first round, that’d be interesting. Unless they somehow manage to f*ck up even their playoff spot, that is.
I agree with David Aldridge’s opinion on the matter. The Charlotte Bobcats is the only team that is a good fit for AI…
… But still would not be a championship caliber team. Does anyone feel like AI could fit on a team that could potentially contend for a title?
Tuomas, i was happy for Bynum
So was I. So was I.
So would AI be more affective within Detroit’s system than Bynum?
Spaceship: the whole problem is, his ego wont let him. Rip got hurt, then when he came back he said that he is not coming of the bench. Micheal Curry is a punk and will appease Rip, because Rip is well established in Detroit and has a huge fan base, so he will start Rip. Rodney Stuckey is the future, so i am guessing that Joe Dumars is forcing Curry to start him now, so that Stuckey can develop into a great point guard (which he will be) sooner rather than later. Since Dumars pays Curry, anything he says goes. That basically makes Iverson the odd man out. Does he deserve to be? No, Iverson is still better than Rip and better than Stuckey. However Micheal Curry cant start all 3 of them, and Rip/Stuckey have people vouching for them. Iverson is always hurt, and is hurt now, and is using that as a excuse. Could ‘vintage’ A.I. play right now? Yes. But this A.I. is in a unfamiliar location in a unfamiliar role, and doesnt like it, so why not just chill and use a legitimate reason as your excuse? That is exactly what is happening. If he came off the bench, who knows what he would do, but he wont allow himself to. He wont have any of these problems as a Bobcat next year.
So even though the Pistons have had constant years of success with Rip at the 2, including an NBA championship, knows the system in-and-out, and wont stop the ball movement which is key to Detroit’s system, Iverson should still get the starting not at the two over Rip?
Not following, BETCATS.
rip actually does stop ball movement. He’s the designated shooter. The problem was having Rip AND AI on the floor at the same time because then you have two ball-stoppers.
Plus, chemistry-wise, you can’t trade Chauncey and then bench Rip and not create some hard feelings. It was inevitable.
Thanks BET. Your the first person that I’ve heard intellegently defend AI since this topic arose.
Jukai, part of my point was that Rip built up his rep and was a fan favorite. You just stated the ways he did it.
Just to be clear: Wasnt Rip the one that came from the bench, even if he didnt want, and AI the one that wasnt mentaly able to come of the bench…
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