Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 at 7:20 am  |  34 responses

A.I. To Participate in European 3-Point Contest

According to Polish media, NBA superstar Allen Iverson will participate in a three-point contest which will be held on September 19, just before European championship final game. Iverson will compete against a 36-year-old shooter from Poland, Andrzej Pluta.

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  • http://www.manutd.com Z


  • danthephxman

    If he ain’t got a contract he wouldn’t wanna lose it!

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    if true, oddest news of the offseason so far. the fact that Iverson, who was averaging a 25/8 (more or less) two seasons ago can not find a contract while teams still pay the likes of Mark Blount or even Pargo (who just came BACK FROM GREECE) is absurd.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel


  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    in fairness, the fact that most teams are reluctant to sign him has nothing to do with talent, i mean… damon jones still gets checks, right? the detroit fiasco is what worries everybody. he had an opportunity to showcase his capacity to adapt to a new role at this stage of his career and basically said: ”eff that”. an unhappy iverson could derail your season.

  • Marcel Mutoni

    According to Google Translate, it’s for a Reebok event.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Z: you are right, but come on, he’s not the first Nba player to think the milky way revolves around him but still gets employed. This is sad, that THE post Jordan Era player (yeah, yeah, Kob’s, Vince, Lebron, Shaq, bla bla) can’t get on a team, he’s had since late April to negotiate with possible suitors!

  • rav

    suprised real madrid havent come in for AI tbh

  • http://slamonline.com Erildas Budraitis

    Marcel Mutoni – yes.

  • Rumar

    The proper form is:

    “against 36-years-old shooter from Poland Andrzej Pluta.”

    (I’m Polish so trust me)

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    No Polish casino is safe

  • Captain Jean Luc-Picard


  • Whistler

    Anyone remember Iverson in the NBA All Star Game 3 point shootout? That was UGLY!!

  • Clockwork

    A.I. shoots 3 pointers well ?!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno


  • mj23

    At this point in his career, A.I. is doing all he can to be relevant.

  • http://Soulbanger.tumblr.com Tapion786

    If AI wants came to the playground, I’d pick him up

  • RM

    I will blame the Detroit fiasco solely on Michael Curry and especially Joe Dumars. You can’t send off your best player (by far), your PG, your team leader, and expect everything to run smoothly. A.I., find a home in the NBA, please! And Michael Curry is one sorry coach. No need for him in the L.

  • LeoneL

    Why not? He gets paid to show off his new found stroke from the three-point land.

    Hope he’s signed by the Cats…

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Not to burst your bubble Mr Andrzej Pluta but frankly, Allen Iverson is not known for his three pointers… Going up against an NBA player generates quite an audience, but it won’t mean much unless you face up against Ray Allen or Peja.. Well, unless he requested for ray ALLEN and they accidently got him ALLEN iverson :P

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Are we sure the Polish media is trustworthy?

  • tavoris

    Allenp, how quick do you think this thread will reach 100 comments? Pretty trivial news, but AI threads are known 2 draw ire rather quickly…

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  • tavoris

    it’s a Reebok Event, ppl…he’s a spokesman for Reebok…simmer down

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    A.I. auditioning for a European contract? If he is, he picked the wrong skill. Could we get this guy in a Floating in the Passing Lanes contest?

  • playboi

    I bet a million dollars that a.i.’s gonna lose the three point shootout. Just like last year and all the years he’s been in the league. He just sucks at winning, but that really means nothin to the a.i. fans. He single handily brought detroit to a .500 mediocre squad. But that’s how all of his squads roll, losing.

  • Trucestiles

    Playboi is a pedestrian watcher. To say AI riuned detroits season and that AI is not a winner, you watch to much of the media and sour people who are scared to admit that the times have changed and the face of professional sports isn’t always gonna be traditional..

  • http://sevendeu2u.wordpress.com/ Seven deuce

    I don’t even want to watch the debacle that this will be. Unless, he’s practicing on his treys – and we all know how he feels about prac……

  • mtobi

    In the 3pt contest of the polish 2008 allstargame Pluta got 25/30 shots, with an 8 made shots streak. Good Luck AI :P But that will not stop me from being there in an Iverson tee and getting his autograph on it ^^

  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    AI cant hit a 3 point shot if it was to save his life!

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  • rog123

    The only person responsible for ai not finding a team is ai. he cannot be the best player on a championship team so he wants to be the man in a playoff contending team. He had his chance in philly to be the man but besides one finals appearance, he did a poor job. The epidemy of selfish is ai. Btw if he came off the bench he would win the 6 man of the year award

  • DMZ

    i really hope that goes to rome or somthing to train up learn lesson or 2 [million] you konw like like Josh Childress i think he’s coming Back well and his afro is nice [just say'in].