Monday, December 14th, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  27 responses

Allen Iverson’s Knee Drained

Charles Oakley may think he’s a cry baby, but Iverson isn’t letting the procedure on his knee stop him from suiting up tonight: “For the second straight day, Allen Iverson did not practice with the Sixers. Iverson had 55 CCs of fluid drained from his knee yesterday. The team said he is day-to-day with synovitis of the left knee. ‘I think my knee will be a lot better being as I got it drained,’ Iverson said. ‘I think they said 55 CCs. That’s a lot. That’s more than I ever had before. I think it stems from me starting so fast and not having a chance to get a chance to practice and stuff, and not doing any running, just not playing over a month and jumping right into the fire. Hopefully, that’s what it’s from. I guess as much as I play, I guess it will go away, hopefully.”‘

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  • K-Nasty

    Iverson returning to Philly hasn’t quite been the feel-good story I was hoping for.

  • Brian

    What a warrior!

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    He’s going to play wit it like DP would say.

  • http://www.dsenyard.com dsenyard

    Maybe he should come off the bench and ease back into starter’s playing time…

  • jay

    whatever it is…it dont sound good!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com barnabusb

    Maybe he should have kept playing ball during his time off in Detroit, and then during his summer off, and then during the first chunk of the season off, and then after he was let go of Memphis.

  • http://www.sonicbids.com doyouwantmore

    You had plenty of chances to practice.

  • Stargazey

    Free Iggy.

  • http://www.sixers.com 360vue

    No need to free Iggy Stargazey, sack Jordan.

  • M-Blog

    Charles Oakley ? Lmao ..He needs to go finish rubbing MJ’s toes and get a hair cut ..

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    dsenyard Posted: Dec.14 at 11:39 am
    Maybe he should come off the bench and ease back into starter’s playing time…
    And maybe you’ll wake up and see what happens when A.I. even allows himself to take a back step…

  • Yesse

    Well he isnt going DNP so he is a soldier.It’s kinda sad though.I wanna see him play.

  • http://slamonline.com tealish

    Great game for Iverson today. A much needed laugher with Philly on the right end of it.

  • http://slamonline.com Dave

    Wait, Iverson’s not practicing with the team and it’s not a headline? Slam, you disappoint me!

  • Sturm Drang

    55 mL? WTF. That’s more than 1/4th a cup. That’s really age catching up there.

  • chintao

    What a colossal waste of awesomeness, when one fantastic force of nature opposes another. It kinda makes me want to cry.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    geez, people act like he’s the only player in NBA history to play through injuries…

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    You’re a hater.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    It ain’t hate man, it’s the truth. I appreciate that he plays through injuries, but players do it all the time, it’s not that big of a deal.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    You felt the need, on an article about Iverson getting his knee drained, to point out that Iverson isn’t the only player who suffers and plays through injuries. And you wrote it with an exasperated tone.
    Sir, you intensely dislike Iverson to the point that other people’s praise of him irks you. Even when that praise isn’t that profuse.
    That sounds like hater behavior. Don’t be ashamed, lots of people are haters.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    So are they gonna auction this off too? ;)

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    Yeah Wayno has a passion for hating on AI.

  • rikson

    @allen: Maybe he is just feels that other players should get the same appreciation for playing through injuries ?! Hmm… thought of that? No…?! Of course its much easier to claim its hatin…. so stup1d!

  • rikson

    AllenP clearly is a wayno-hater

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    That’s what I’m sayin here. Players do this all the time, yet when it’s AI it has 75% of the posters on here swooning over him saying how much of a warrior he is and how big his heart is…sure didn’t seem like much of a warrior when a certain unsustantiated back injury befell him last season…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    whatever though man, you can take the easy way out and call me a hater because I disagree with you. Go ahead and do your thing man…

  • ConeyIslander

    I didn’t even know a knee could hold 55cc’s of fluid in a knee! I had 18 and it looked like a jug full!