Today Is a Stronger NBA; Iverson No Longer Fits

November 28th, 2009 by C.J. Myles Leave a reply »
Everyone has been writing about Iverson. Unfortunately, I have yet to find an article that I agree with, so I'm lending my keyboard to the masses.

In a world where "The Greatest" had retired, one man stepped up to the plate of entertainment and created a meal for us to enjoy.

That man was Allen Iverson.

He had already shown great potential, and there are Youtube videos of him crossing over Michael Jordan, but essentially Iverson was the player that people used to replace the void in their hearts that Jordan left behind. Leading the Sixers to the Finals in 2001, he shocked the world by breaking out 48 points and shocking the Lakers in Game 1.

It was then and over the next four years that Iverson would post fantastic numbers for a team that wouldn't make it to the Finals again, much less past the second round of the playoffs.

From then, it all went downhill.

In 2002, after a first round exit, Coach Larry Brown criticized Iverson of missing practice, which then triggered the famous "practice rant".

What followed was a disruptive series of fired coaches, early playoff exits, and bad blood. I honestly find it hard to look ...

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