Allen Iverson Belongs in New York

August 21st, 2010 by Stephen Rosenberg Leave a reply »
First off, let me begin this article by stating that I am not an Allen Iverson fan. I wouldn't call myself a hater, and I certainly respect the man's scoring ability. However, throughout the years I've become more and more fed up with listening to his stubborn remarks and "me-first" attitude toward his place on teams. With that being said, let me explain why I think he should be picked up this season.

It just doesn't make sense. If there is one thing I haven't been able to agree with over the past couple of years, it is the statements being brainwashed into the viewers heads that Iverson is washed up and incapable if playing up to the standards of his best years.

Sure, I'll agree that he may not be as fast at 34 years old as he was at 26, but where is the evidence that he cannot play as well as before? In 2008, A.I. was scoring 26.4 points. He was scoring the same per game when he was 27. Let's take a look at what he's done since then.

In Detroit, he was traded in as a starter, but was quickly replaced by Rodney Stuckey, and being a bench player and not even No. 1 scoring option, Iverson still averaged 17.4 points per game.

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