LeBron James Has Decisions To Make, But He Can Learn From Allen Iverson

July 6th, 2010 by Isaiah Rhodes Leave a reply »
After all the nostalgia of the 16th title for Los Angeles has subsided and the NBA draft festivities have concluded, the one thing that is bubbling is free agency.

The potential of blockbuster deals is the talk of the summer and certain players are at the center, but what makes these players a commodity?

Is it actual performance or is it the potential of dollars that can be brought to a franchise for years to come?

While we examine this, let’s look at LeBron James and Allen Iverson. These are two players who revived their initial franchises desperate need of winning. Their transcendent impact also put them at the forefront of the NBA.

After years of facing tremendous pressure, one was forced to leave under bad circumstances, and the other has a chance to change the face of his city and the league forever.

In Iverson’s case, he peaked early in terms of winning with the Philadelphia 76ers. From year one to year five Iverson’s teams went from 22 wins to 56. Every year, they showed steady improvement, with the only constant being Iverson.

In year two, Larry Brown came and forced Iverson to become ...

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