The Tarnished Legacy of the Greatest NBA Draft Ever

March 2nd, 2010 by Lou Cappetta Leave a reply »
Although it had been rumored for weeks, and a foregone conclusion by many basketball fans, Yahoo Sports is reporting that Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76er's will once again part ways.

Iverson, who hasn't been with the team since Feb. 21 due to personal reasons, has likely played his last game of this nightmarish season, and maybe of his career.

If this is the end of the road for Iverson, it's a less than glorious end for one of the NBA's all-time greats. Basically being exiled from the Memphis Grizzlies after only three games, then once again by the Sixers is surely not the way Iverson thought his Hall of Fame career would come to a close.

As sad as this may be for Iverson, as a member of the 1996 NBA draft class, it may be fitting.

Iverson was the No. 1 overall pick in that draft, a draft many consider to be the greatest of all time. Yet, despite the overall perceived greatness of the 1996 NBA draft class, as time passes, its legacy gets more and more tarnished.

As good as this group of players has been on the court, they have also had their fair share of issues off the court, and as those players get older and th ...

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