The Question Is Will Allen Iverson Be the Answer for the Philadelphia 76ers?

December 4th, 2009 by Scott Duncanson Leave a reply »
Every so often, I love to see superstar athletes who seem to think they are bigger than the sport get humbled. There is no single athlete that is bigger than their team and league. Even the best of the best, from Jordan to Gretzky paid homage to past players and constantly proclaimed their love of the sport they play.

To begin with, I always admired Allen Iverson's passion for the game. He plays hard, and never plays scared. There wasn't a single game I watched Iverson play where I thought he was going half-ass, or wasn't playing at one hundred percent. However, I wouldn't want him on my team.

To begin with, the guy dribbles sixty times before shooting. Half of his assists come when he gets stuck passing the ball after running 10-15 seconds on the shot clock. Plus his desire to be a prolific scorer, at all costs, hurts the team's chemistry. Besides his one Finals run in 2001, the Sixers were an above-average team at best. He never really had a player to demand the ball.

Nowadays at age 34, there are players 10 years younger who could match his speed, and his scoring prowess, without the bad shot selection. No team will ever win with Iverson sho ...

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