Iverson’s Return About More Than Wins and Losses For 76ers

December 5th, 2009 by Bill Sudell Leave a reply »
The Sixers' decision to bring back Allen Iverson has created a buzz in Philadelphia that this organization hasn't experienced since the 2001 season. NBA basketball in his town had become about as irrelevant as Philadelphia's lingerie football team.
Love him or hate him, Iverson has a way of finding himself at the center of attention. And let's face it—the Sixers need as much attention as they can get.

It's not about him taking minutes away from Jrue Holiday or who will start once Lou Williams comes back. This team isn't winning anything anytime soon. LeBron James isn't sitting out there as the prize for team with the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft. Losing to acquire a better draft slot was always a weak argument to me anyway.

What the Sixers need most is to recapture their place on the Philadelphia sports map.
Unless you are the most ardent die-hard, the Sixers have provided very little reason to watch their games. Walking around the city, it's rare to see anyone wearing Sixers gear. The Wachovia Center is a cold, quiet and empty place these days during NBA games.

Earlier this year, the Celtics came to town and the ar ...

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