Allen Iverson, Shaquille O’Neal and Tracy McGrady: The Next Big Three?

August 1st, 2010 by Noah Pinto Leave a reply »

Speculation involving free agents often boils down to a familiar battle: Common Sense vs. The Internet.

Common Sense would dictate that Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady - all once great stars - are washed up.   All three are defensive liabilities now.  All three demand the ball more than their diminished skills warrant.  All three have proved to be locker room cancers.

But the Internet will not be assuaged by the presence of mere facts.  The Internet is impressed by the fame of these players.  The Internet points to their former talents, neglecting the prominence of the word former.  The Internet says that most title contenders would be well served to pick up one of these three; that they could be the "missing piece!"  The Internet claims that at the very least, these Stars could draw fans to the seats.

In countless, breathless blog posts and comments, the Internet has made its opinion clear.

I'm sorry, Internet, but you're wrong.

At only 6'0", Iverson doesn't have the height to guard anyone but point guards, but at 35 years old, he no longer has the q ...

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