Allen Iverson Has an Old Man’s Injury

by December 22, 2009

With Lou Williams set to take his place in the starting lineup tonight, A.I. knows the clock is ticking: “Allen Iverson has been diagnosed with arthritis in his left knee. He knows what it is, he knows the way the 76ers will want to treat it, and he knows how it feels. But only one word popped into the 34-year-old’s head when he heard the diagnosis. Old. ‘That was the worst part of the whole thing,’ Iverson said with a laugh yesterday after he watched the team practice at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. ‘You could have said anything but arthritis. I mean, that sounds so old. But it’s something that I’ve got to deal with and that’s what it is.”‘