Allen Iverson and the Pistons have decided he will not play again this season. Wow, did that go bad fast.
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Back to AI, however: is this good or bad, really? Good that they’re shutting him down and that at least, this unhappy marriage is over? Or bad that the Detroit experiment didn’t work?
@Joel O’s: not his fault!? Could have made an effort to adjust, no? Could have accepted bench role, no? Could have tried not to kill teams chemistry, no? Could have not given up on season to go pout instead, no?
none of this would have ever happened if they would have just kept billups. that trade changed me from a pistons fan to a cavs fan the second it happened.
I get where you’re coming from, Michael NZ. It’s hard to explain what went on over the last week or so, and a sad truth it is. It’s just… I don’t think we should’ve expected AI to change his ways – not to be necessarily “better”, but to be different – just because he landed in a classy, veteran organization like Detroit. I mean, you can only fault AI for being AI. I think he really tried to do what was best for Detroit in his own way, which sadly wasn’t the right way. And then when they started losing, it all went down from there.
Jukai, I’ll say this nice and clear, so your inbred moronic @ss can comprehend this: YOU ARE A JOKE. You make Allen Iverson seem like Albert f*ckin Einstein with the dumb sh!t you say.
And Michael NZ, you’re apparently just as stupid. Al should adjust to a system that benches him and plays him 18 minutes a game?
The Pistons traded away their best player, Chauncey, for an even better player in Allen Iverson (if USED properly). Then they make their best player, Allen Iverson, play 18 minutes a game in a system that CLEARLY ISN’T WORKING REGARDLESS? Oh, that makes sense (idiot).
Curry and co. should have created a new system, considering they don’t have the defensive and glass post presence of Ben Wallace anymore, nor do they have the point guard in Billups. What they do have now, is one of the best scorers to ever play the game, who just so happens to be their best player. And THEY DON’T USE HIM? Well, that makes about as much sense as Jukai’s idiotic arguments.
That’s just like trading Dwight Howard for Yao Ming, and then benching Yao Ming for Tony Battie. Let’s see if Yao doesn’t want to retire after that BS.
And I’m pretty sure you idiots who jumped off the Iverson bandwagon are the same morons who jumped onto the Celtics bandwagon last year. Yeah, shut up already kids.
I’m about to go, but I’d also like to add that the Pistons without Iverson and/or without Billups are turrrible. So I don’t see how Iverson “killed their chemistry” when they don’t use him properly.
And you people are also forgetting that Iverson is the man who once single-handedly CARRIED the Sixers to the Finals, offensively. And to those who say it was easy, that’s total BS. I’m pretty sure 50 point duels with vintage Vince Carter aren’t easy to come by.
PS: Please, don’t say provokingly stupid stuff to make me have to repeat myself! Seriously!
Haha, Teddy. “You make Allen Iverson seem like Albert f*ckin Einstein with the dumb sh!t you say”. That’s not being very nice to AI isn’t it? Heh.
got up this morning in asia, checked my online stuff and see that AI is practically suspended for the rest of the season? And i expected the mother of all reactions on slamonline, judging from the last post about him (370 comments) or the hijacking of Holly’s “post up” yesterday (500+ whatttt?). But so far, i sense some form of “good riddance”. I am FURIOUS. In my opinion this is not how you treat a living legend. In a nutshell they trade for his expiring contract, business wise a good decision, then he plays for them, at times great, but his game wasn’t right for the pistons anyway. So after 2 days of some grumbling in the media (weak, but hardly a new situation in US sports) he’s taken off the active roster like some rookie troublemaker? Joe Dumars can go suck a d*ck. I pray they miss the playoffs. This is a scandal.
how would a AI/DWade backcourt sound?
good luck entrusting the keys to your pistons bus to Rodney Stuck-in-the-mud-ey Joe D. Bynum’s the better PG at this point.
You missed the point, Joel. But nice try?
@ Darksaber: I’ve been telling these clowns this all along, but nooooo Jukai and Joel insist on being irrational. Jukai thinks he knows everything, yet he acts as if Iverson is his ex-boyfriend.
Read my posts above dun.
Again, read my posts above you bandwagon h@ters.
And again, I’ve noticed again just how stupid Jukai is. I don’t think he even watches basketball, he just watches Stuart Scott on Sportscenter for all of his basketball knowledge. The man is an idiot, plain and simple.
First, he underestimates Dennis Rodman– Not a top 20 PF? LMFAO
Then, he underestimates Al’s ability AND what he has done for this game. I think Iverson refused Jukai an autograph ten years ago, which sent him into depression.
What else was there? Oh yeah, Jukai thought Shawn Kemp was the “Rainman”. He thought Willis Reed and Wes Unseld were centers their entire career… He thought the Phoenix Suns could make the playoffs… The list is endless.
Iverson is a baby? Yeah right, and you didn’t just waste your entire afternoon responding to someone who was purposely annoying you.
Well, I’m done with this “E-Beef”, as long as Joel O’s and Jukai stfu about me, even though they know I’m right about Al.
Although, it was pretty entertaining .
AI will comeback next year that,s good for him, just the stupid coach of piston michel curry idiot
AI will comeback next not to stupid coach
piston not making the playoffs, good coaching job mchael kurrie booooooooo
lets everybody accept piston has a unexperienced coach,imagine 4thquarter blew up many points this s, coach never had time out and still slow,, grrrrr crazy piaston coaching stafff same w joe,, did everybody watch NBA TV commentator iverson splitting minutes w bynum .. crazy ha mcurrrry
a.i. was never a team player, never was and never will be! the only reason he’s out is because of his big mof***kin ego! tell him that he’s gonna start then you’ll hear from his bulls*** statement that he is willing to play tru the pain blah blah blah! dude aint hurt, he just a primadonna!
i don’t care
I agree with larrylegend
Good, Teddy. A petty insult fest was not my intent to begin with.
But back to the AI debate. Pointing fingers at the Pistons and saying AI was entirely not to blame is just as bad as absolving the Pistons of guilt and using AI as a scapegoat. The Pistons were not terrible with or without AI. They weren’t a championship team for half a decade, but they got to the ECF pretty much every time. That makes them AT LEAST 2nd-best team in the East for half a decade. In the same stretch, I don’t think AI’s teams won a single playoff series.
I don’t know if a die-hard Pistons fan like TAD will agree with me, but I don’t think the Pistons made a mistake taking AI. Sure, the results of the decision were bad, but that’s because hindsight’s always 20-20. They needed a change, needed to shake things up, and they did it. They took a gamble. It could’ve been a legendary move. It made sense at the time. The thought-process was sound. To just look at the results without thinking about the thought-process is shortsighted. So that’s why this mistake doesn’t make the Pistons organization any less professional and successful in my eyes. Because they asked the right questions.
On the other hand, you could argue that the Pistons suck. They sucked before AI came, and they suck with or without Chauncey. The Pistons suck in their entirety – coach, GM, players – and AI is the man and he is entirely free of blame for this mess. AI was their best player, so regardless of team chemistry or balance they should’ve played him a lot. It’s on them. 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.
Yet again, Russ finds a way to take a stab at Stephon Marbury. He must have really done something to you in the past.
I must be the only one tired of your backhanded, ‘could be considered stereotypical/racist’ comments, because the other people seem to find them funny. I don’t.
Teddy-the-Bear is right on too many levels.
I’m totally a racist. You caught me.
I bet anything that’s is the last time he wears a Pistons jersey
I et anything that that was the last time he wears a Pistons uniform
I like the thinking that the Pistons are somehow forcing AI to stay out for the rest of the season. Because, you know, AI is that shy, introvert type that wont speak up when something he doesn’t like is happening.
At least he now has plenty of time to practice for next season.
As long as Walter Herrmann gets his minutes, I’m cool with it.
A comparison: Having AI on your team and not using him is like dating Jessica Biel and not screwing her. Jessica may b*tch and moan and make you look stupid. But you still would tap that, daily.
Would you still tap that daily if she couldn’t make you cum even half the time?
It’s officially time for comments to be disabled.
the original Biel comment? Fun…ny. The comeback? TMI.
I don’t think A.I. really learned to play basketball the right way.And he’s been enabled to perpetuate that level of play his entire career.I’m not saying he’s physically inept or unable,just that as his career winds down,his inadequacies are becoming more and more apparent….
Okay after this post,I’ll be back to cracking wisely…
JE how long have you been around? There have been worse cases of arguements/stupidity around here.
Although this was just plain sad, and not in the least entertaining.
*Reads a stupid comment about my own statement- continues sighing*
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JE kinda has a point. The comments section is not nearly as enjoyable as it once was. Arguing is fine, that’s what it’s there for. But I don’t have time to sort out the legit comments from the juvenile insults getting thrown around by dudes like teddy.
i’m a Pistons fans and I also like Iverson. And all I can say about the whole Iverson debacle is, “damn”
I feel what you are saying. But you have to admit though that Iverson has always had a problem playing with other stars. He carried the 76ers all by himself which is great and has been his greatest positve but also his greatest negative as well and that’s the point. He’s been so used to that that he’s never known how to play with other stars such as Carmelo, Josh Smith, just to mention a few in Denver and now Detroit. Don’t forget that the Stackhouse was traded to Detroit ’cause he and Iverson couldn’t play together. I agree with you that if the Pistons traded for him then they should have known how to use him and use him properly but Iverson has always wanted to play “his way” and he has done this his whole career and now he’ll be leaving detroit which is a damn shame ’cause we could sure use him in the playoffs!
He didnt play with Josh Smith?
free ai case the piston’s suck
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