To The Iverson Apologists: There Is No A.I. In Team

November 13th, 2009 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
On Saturday, Allen Iverson was officially granted a leave of absence from the Memphis Grizzlies to tend to a "personal matter".

To speculate on what those personal matters may be would be inappropriate, but one can not help but notice the timing. 

Iverson's absence coincides perfectly with his dispute with Memphis coach Lionel Hollins over his role on the team.

For Memphis fans, they are now getting a taste of what Detroit Pistons fans went through last year- an upset Iverson.

While I can not speak for Grizzlies' fans, I can only imagine what they are feeling because Detroit fans felt it last season when Iverson was essentially shut down for the year when he refused to embrace his role as sixth man.

My advice for Memphis fans is simple...count yourself lucky!

This is one of the rare occurrences in which a subtraction nets an addition.

The Memphis Grizzlies are an up and coming team. They are blessed with a very talented young core comprised of the uber-talented O.J. Mayo in the back court and a front court packed with a smooth-scoring Rudy Gay, a promising Hasheem Thabeet and a gritty Marc Gasol ...

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