Allen Iverson: Many Questions, Only One Answer

November 10th, 2009 by Sean Singer Leave a reply »
It could be argued that Allen Iverson is in denial.

He can't come to grips with the fact that he's getting older, and with age his skills have diminished. His confidence remains unwavering, his pride unyielding. He simply refuses to accept the laws of nature.

"They want to put me in a rocking chair," Iverson has said on several occasions. "This year, it's so personal," he promised.

Just one game into the 2009-10 NBA season, Iverson began griping about his role with the Memphis Grizzlies. Hadn't he considered the possibility that he might not start, or receive the amount of minutes he deems acceptable, when he signed with Memphis? Some might call that delusional.

With the media vultures circling above his freshly braided head, everyone from sportswriters to casual fans are anticipating his demise with the decency of snarling sewer rats. The same people who would kiss Iverson's Reeboks earlier in his career are writing him off as a worthless bum. He's selfish, arrogant, and a disgrace to the NBA, they'll tell you.

What many fail to mention is that Iverson is perhaps the most honest athlete in the history of sports. Since he ...

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