Schoolin’ Iverson: Ty Lawson Spoils A.I.’s Return

December 8th, 2009 by Courtzide Seatz Leave a reply »

The emotion was tangible at the Wachovia Center on Monday night as Allen Iverson made his return to Philadelphia against his former team.

You could almost feel the energy emanating from the crowd as they awaited the familiar "a six-foot guard from Georgetown" pronouncement from the 76ers P.A. announcer, Matt Cord.

Yet, starting with the apparent refusal of Andre Iguodala to relinquish his final spot in the pregame player introductions, Iverson had to feel as though he was in unfamiliar territory.

AI was not without his moments throughout the game, he had 11 points, six assists, five rebounds, and most importantly 38 minutes.  But, what was missing from his performance was far more apparent than that which was visible.

There was no killer instinct. There was little passion. There was no noticeable fight at all in the dog. He seemed to be completely at peace with his 76ers reunion, b ...

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