Allen Iverson: Me First, Team Later

November 17th, 2009 by Fred Richani Leave a reply »
Just when you thought the "me first" culture in New York Knicks basketball was changing, post-Isiah Thomas era, THINK AGAIN!

Knicks president Donnie Walsh claims his team will at least look into signing the recently-waived guard Allen Iverson. Yes, A.I.'s tenure with the Memphis Grizzlies is done already. Go figure.

Sure, on the surface, New York looks to be a good fit. Iverson would have a great coach in Mike D'Antoni and a nice cast of young guys that desperately need a spark at 1-9. But here's the thing: New York is a good fit for A.I., yet the future Hall of Famer is NOT a good fit for the team.

Why, you ask?

His tenure at Memphis barely lasted a couple of weeks. His stint in Detroit last season was embarrassing to the game, considering the fact he openly complained about coming off the bench.

I mean if he was a backup to say, Acie Law, then I could understand. But the guy was backing up Richard "Rip" Hamilton, a.k.a. former NBA champion. A.k.a. the leader of the Pistons, who last time I checked has been to a lot more Conference/NBA Finals than Iverson has in his entire career.

How about Iverson's time in Denver?

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