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Spoken
11-27-2009, 03:05 PM
This thread was started on November 27, but the latest as of Monday, November 30 is that the Sixers have met with Allen Iverson to discuss signing him

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=5090

UPDATE: And on Dec. 2 the 76ers and Iverson agreed to a deal: http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=5097

Styles p
11-27-2009, 03:18 PM
id love to see this happen.

Luigi
11-27-2009, 04:51 PM
I like it for Iverson.
I don't like it for Philli.

I have been rooting for a 76er return since he got moved from Denver. However, the Grizz thing makes it harder to happen somehow.

Iverson's welcome to Phili as a Nugget:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNcY-xn65rU

BALLin01
11-27-2009, 05:16 PM
I don't like it for either one of them. AI will always be remembered as a Sixer but right now I think Philly is more focused on developing Holiday and Williams because they aren't going to challenge for a championship anytime soon and Iverson won't change that.

beasted86
11-27-2009, 05:16 PM
Philly is currently out of the playoff race right now with everyone playing as pretty much expected except Brand. Lou was really accelling, Thad is about on par with last season, Iggy has been good, Dalembert is about as effective as you'll get for the limited minutes they are now playing him, and Kapono & Carney are spreading the floor as expected.

I really don't see a reason why Philly wouldn't want to try experimenting with Iverson, especially with Lout out for the next 2 months. Starting out the season 5-9, with most of your players playing as expected is not good. There's only so long the "new coaching system" excuse will work.

You aren't suddenly going to insert a rookie PG into the lineup and expect a swing in the win %.

chocolatethunder
11-27-2009, 07:13 PM
Philly is currently out of the playoff race right now with everyone playing as pretty much expected except Brand. Lou was really accelling, Thad is about on par with last season, Iggy has been good, Dalembert is about as effective as you'll get for the limited minutes they are now playing him, and Kapono & Carney are spreading the floor as expected.

I really don't see a reason why Philly wouldn't want to try experimenting with Iverson, especially with Lout out for the next 2 months. Starting out the season 5-9, with most of your players playing as expected is not good. There's only so long the "new coaching system" excuse will work.

You aren't suddenly going to insert a rookie PG into the lineup and expect a swing in the win %.

Well, Lou Williams was excelling for Lou Williams at least, but Thaddeus is having an awful year. Dalembert has been terrible, Kapono has been inconsistent and Carney's minutes have been erratic as has his play. Have you even seen a Sixers game this year?

Luigi
11-27-2009, 07:18 PM
I don't like it for either one of them. AI will always be remembered as a Sixer but right now I think Philly is more focused on developing Holiday and Williams because they aren't going to challenge for a championship anytime soon and Iverson won't change that.

Why don't you like it for Iverson?

Kobe4life
11-27-2009, 07:29 PM
so its a trend to not sign iverson when the lakers have ****ty guards like farmar LOL

chocolatethunder
11-27-2009, 07:33 PM
Why don't you like it for Iverson?

Why would he want to go to another **** team? Philly isn't built around him and he would be terrible there. His run in the NBA is over. He might latch on with someone but you can just forget about it. No one wants him. What's the sense of him going to a crap team and jacking up a bunch of shots every night? He needs a team to be built for him and at this stage in his career no one wants to do that. It's not like he practices much or is a good locker room guy. Coaches and GMs don't want him anywhere near young players.

BALLin01
11-27-2009, 09:38 PM
Why don't you like it for Iverson?

Why would he join another mediocre team? When Lou Williams comes back his minutes will be reduced than will complain, even as an AI fan I can admit this. At this point, the only reasonable destination for him is Charlotte. He respects Larry Brown and will listen to what he says and I think Larry Brown is the only coach in the league that knows how to use AI to the best of his ability.

HylianNightmare
11-27-2009, 09:41 PM
Why would he join another mediocre team? When Lou Williams comes back his minutes will be reduced than will complain, even as an AI fan I can admit this. At this point, the only reasonable destination for him is Charlotte. He respects Larry Brown and will listen to what he says and I think Larry Brown is the only coach in the league that knows how to use AI to the best of his ability.


AI stephan jackson, gerald wallace, and tysone chandler:bowdown:

BALLin01
11-27-2009, 09:50 PM
AI stephan jackson, gerald wallace, and tysone chandler:bowdown:

AI/Augustin
Jackson/Brown
Wallace/Murray
Diaw/Diop
Chandler/Mohammed

Not bad.

phoenix18
11-28-2009, 03:43 AM
READ MORE http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/10440372/Sixers-appear-ready-to-bring-back-Iverson

SO I hope it goes down..:violin:

If it goes down, this will be Iverson's audition to the rest of the L. If he does well, they will probably trade him to better team.

Styles p
11-28-2009, 03:58 AM
i hope this happens. it cant hurt us at all.

Ruslan`
11-28-2009, 04:00 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/10440372/Sixers-appear-ready-to-bring-back-Iverson

PHILADELPHIA

Ruslan`
11-28-2009, 04:01 AM
Make it happen Ed :applause:

OhNoTimNoSho
11-28-2009, 04:05 AM
oddly enough this is the perfect fit;;

the sixers are struggling with attendance, scoring, guard play
its like a perfect match, but it could be bad, or could it?

miller-time
11-28-2009, 04:12 AM
to bad about the pistons memphis history.

76ers
Nuggets
76ers

doesn't look bad on a stat sheet.

cotdt
11-28-2009, 04:18 AM
Awesome. Good for Iverson. Someone please post that youtube of Iverson returning to the 76ers as a Nugget.

Styles p
11-28-2009, 04:20 AM
Awesome. Good for Iverson. Someone please post that youtube of Iverson returning to the 76ers as a Nugget.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNcY-xn65rU
i was there it was a awesome game.

hotsizzle
11-28-2009, 04:29 AM
Very happy about this. Mark my words, Iverson still has a lot left in the tank. He's the perfect fit for this philly team, they basically have nothing to lose either as they looked terrible. I think AI will be good for Jordan's system too

eliteballer
11-28-2009, 05:20 AM
[QUOTE]Numerous team sources confirmed on Friday that the 76ers' brass has already talked

Lebron23
11-28-2009, 05:21 AM
Welcome Back Allen Iverson.

http://blacksportsonline.com/index/allen-iverson.jpg

kraze94
11-28-2009, 05:52 AM
That would be sweet :bowdown:

LAClipsFan33
11-28-2009, 06:18 AM
If I were him I'd play true point and average 9 assists to shut all this cawnswer bullsh*t up

ukballer
11-28-2009, 06:24 AM
I for one would LOVE to see this happen. :cheers:

I've been highly critical of AI's demeanor the last few months, but I dunno, it just seems like this could end up being a happy ending, I really hope it is for him.

pete's montreux
11-28-2009, 06:36 AM
Come home, Allen, come home.

Bodhi
11-28-2009, 06:36 AM
I hope it works out. It's much better than him retiring in Memphis.

Doranku
11-28-2009, 06:40 AM
If I were him I'd play true point and average 9 assists to shut all this cawnswer bullsh*t up

Nah, Iverson was never one to be affected by the media. He's not going to go out of his way to prove a point to the haters. Dude's just gonna go out there and play his game.

Apples
11-28-2009, 06:45 AM
Nah, Iverson was never one to be affected by the media. He's not going to go out of his way to prove a point to the haters. Dude's just gonna go out there and play his game.

Exactly, which is why I never understand the criticisms about him when it comes to basketball. He has and always will be the same player. His game hasn't changed much at all since he came into the league, so why should it suddenly be expected to change now? He's still very good and no one can say he ever took a play off.

NLZ
11-28-2009, 07:34 AM
Does this make him a good fantasy option again?

plowking
11-28-2009, 07:55 AM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/10440372/Sixers-appear-ready-to-bring-back-Iverson

Honestly I'd love for the dude to come back and tear it up. It's incredible to see all the uneducated fans running around screaming that he's a cancer. The guy is an MVP and one of the best scorers ever. I don't care if he's shooting 44%, to be able to create for yourself over and over is impressive as anything in the game of basketball.

Guy is a legend, and up there with the best of players, and should be remembered as a top 35 player of all time.

Abraham Lincoln
11-28-2009, 07:56 AM
Honestly I'd love for the dude to come back and tear it up. It's incredible to see all the uneducated fans running around screaming that he's a cancer. The guy is an MVP and one of the best scorers ever. I don't care if he's shooting 44%, to be able to create for yourself over and over is impressive as anything in the game of basketball.

Guy is a legend, and up there with the best of players, and should be remembered as a top 35 player of all time.
:applause:


Would be even better to obtain a ring, however he always said he would not be a freeloading leecher at the end of his career.

Rocker09
11-28-2009, 08:51 AM
That would be great for AI...going back to where it all started......I see him starting for Philly...

Batman
11-28-2009, 08:53 AM
That would be great for AI...going back to where it all started......I see him starting for Philly...

very classy move, by philly if they do this.

KingJay718
11-28-2009, 09:20 AM
Not a Sixer/A.I. fan hardcore, but I hope it happens. It will be a good look for A.I., the league, and the Sixers can really benefit from his return. I think he would have no problem coming off the bench there, because he is familiar with alot of the player personnel there. A.I.2, Lou WIlliams, Rodney Carney, Willie Green, Sammy D, and so forth. An Iverson Sixers jersey in the new color scheme would be a good look.

Rocker09
11-28-2009, 09:37 AM
Not a Sixer/A.I. fan hardcore, but I hope it happens. It will be a good look for A.I., the league, and the Sixers can really benefit from his return. I think he would have no problem coming off the bench there, because he is familiar with alot of the player personnel there. A.I.2, Lou WIlliams, Rodney Carney, Willie Green, Sammy D, and so forth. An Iverson Sixers jersey in the new color scheme would be a good look.

Yeah...I just want AI to have a good ending w/ his career...He's not that old yet and I think he still has a LOT left in his tank....

BALLin01
11-28-2009, 11:43 AM
Hmmmm.....the more I think about it I think this is a really good move. By poor shooting by Green and Holiday last night they could really use him. My only concern is the same concern I had from the start is how AI is gonnna handle less minutes when Lou Williams comes back.

HylianNightmare
11-28-2009, 12:02 PM
Do It!

BALLin01
11-28-2009, 12:04 PM
http://www.kicksonfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/reebok-question.jpg

He should bring back the Questions:bowdown:

kuniva_dAMiGhTy
11-28-2009, 12:07 PM
http://www.kicksonfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/reebok-question.jpg

He should bring back the Questions:bowdown:

http://sneakermestupid.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/answer4e_large.jpg

AI's best shoe ever

BALLin01
11-28-2009, 12:13 PM
AI's best shoe ever

Both are pretty damn sick.

BlazersDozen
11-28-2009, 12:53 PM
Sixers have a lack of oustide scoring. Lou Williams is now out. What's the worst that could happen? The city loves Him.

EDIT:
Sorry didn't see the sticky (I'm at work sneaking on here). This thread can be deleted.
Iverson is a good outside shooter now?

Damn, I must've missed something.

D-Rose
11-28-2009, 02:44 PM
Wow...PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!

Iverson gets on a legit playoff team with a big role....

He needs Philly and atm they need him.

I'm praying for this to go down...

FrenchDude
11-28-2009, 03:10 PM
Wow...PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!

Iverson gets on a legit playoff team with a big role....

He needs Philly and atm they need him.

I'm praying for this to go down...

Amen to that!

I'd love to see him on a Sixers jersey again.

Styles p
11-28-2009, 03:21 PM
http://sneakermestupid.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/answer4e_large.jpg

AI's best shoe ever

def i got the ones above but black where the white is and white where the black is.

Hamburgers
11-28-2009, 03:26 PM
so its a trend to not sign iverson when the lakers have ****ty guards like farmar LOL

Jordan>>>Cryverson

BALLin01
11-28-2009, 03:29 PM
Jordan>>>Cryverson

Hotdogs>>Hamburgers

saadbaig3
11-28-2009, 03:31 PM
man it sure would be amazing to see the greatest sixer of all time retire in philly....if you have any doubts, just look at the sixer record books

http://www.nba.com/sixers/history/awards_postseason.html

http://www.nba.com/sixers/history/awards_inseason.html

http://www.nba.com/sixers/history/playoff_individual_game.html

http://www.nba.com/sixers/history/top5_season.html

Samurai Swoosh
11-28-2009, 03:35 PM
http://sneakermestupid.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/answer4e_large.jpg

AI's best shoe ever
I actually agree ... very underrated shoe. I had that exact colorway and the white / red. Love the Questions, but I too think these were better. Back when Reebok came out with quality products.

:oldlol:

ThePointGuard11
11-28-2009, 03:37 PM
http://www.kicksonfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/reebok-question.jpg

He should bring back the Questions:bowdown:

Hands down his best shoe :bowdown: I can't wait until Tuesday to see what happens.

Samurai Swoosh
11-28-2009, 03:37 PM
Does this make him a good fantasy option again?
What do you think?

He's still got star caliber talents, no one can still guard him.

And if he gets the green light, with venegence on his mind for all the teams that passed over him?

It could get real ugly for opposing defenses.

Luigi
11-28-2009, 05:28 PM
Why would he want to go to another **** team? Philly isn't built around him and he would be terrible there. His run in the NBA is over. He might latch on with someone but you can just forget about it. No one wants him. What's the sense of him going to a crap team and jacking up a bunch of shots every night? He needs a team to be built for him and at this stage in his career no one wants to do that. It's not like he practices much or is a good locker room guy. Coaches and GMs don't want him anywhere near young players.

AI isn't going to make it to a contender. Philly is probably among the more competetive teams he could get right now.

Even if he has options that are more competetive, going home to a fanbase that appreciates him would be a major bonus. Don't count that out. The man kissed the 76ers floor in his return as a Nugget (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNcY-xn65rU at 0:50).

Why would Iverson want to go to 5-11 76ers? I think it is obvious. At least he could retire without a bitter taste in his mouth.

usama123
11-28-2009, 05:47 PM
http://sneakermestupid.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/answer4e_large.jpg

AI's best shoe ever

ya the black and white ones were sickkkkk,
i have 2 pairs, the original red, and a got them in blue and white too

Reverend Hoops
11-28-2009, 05:53 PM
Hmmmm.....the more I think about it I think this is a really good move. By poor shooting by Green and Holiday last night they could really use him. My only concern is the same concern I had from the start is how AI is gonnna handle less minutes when Lou Williams comes back.

Where are you getting this understanding from? If anything Holiday will get the axe as far as minutes are concerned when Lou comes back.

crisoner
11-28-2009, 06:29 PM
http://www.kicksonfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/reebok-question.jpg

He should bring back the Questions:bowdown:


I'm a fan of these kicks. Classics!!!

Luigi
11-29-2009, 10:24 PM
What's the latest on this?

76ers fans, sound off.

NoGunzJustSkillz
11-29-2009, 10:28 PM
I actually agree ... very underrated shoe. I had that exact colorway and the white / red. Love the Questions, but I too think these were better. Back when Reebok came out with quality products.

:oldlol:

probably the only reebok i've owned besides the classics back in the day.

Samurai Swoosh
11-29-2009, 10:29 PM
probably the only reebok i've owned besides the classics back in the day.
Yupperz ...

The only ones I owned Reebok was the Questions, Answers, Answer 4s

Soopa
11-29-2009, 10:30 PM
What's the latest on this?

76ers fans, sound off.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091129/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn76ers_iverson

Luigi
11-29-2009, 10:34 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091129/ap_on_sp_bk_ne/bkn76ers_iverson

Too bad. I would have liked to see it.

Samurai Swoosh
11-29-2009, 10:40 PM
probably the only reebok i've owned besides the classics back in the day.
These are rarely mentioned but are some of the best most comfy shoes I've ever played in ... the 1st pair of "Answers"

http://www.pickyourshoes.com/answer_1_blue.jpg

insidehoops
11-30-2009, 05:50 PM
The Philadelphia 76ers are considering adding Allen Iverson back onto their roster and today they took the first step in making it happen.

Monday, the Sixers met with Iverson to talk about a possible reunion.

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=5090

Abraham Lincoln
11-30-2009, 05:51 PM
Make it happen Ed!

Undisputed
11-30-2009, 05:57 PM
Seeing AI in a Sixers jersey again would be a pleasant return to normality. He'd be a good fit for the Sixers at this point. AI said he just wants to be wanted somewhere, and that somewhere is Philly. I don't see how anyone on the Sixers could think having AI is a bad idea.

cotdt
11-30-2009, 05:59 PM
Seeing AI in a Sixers jersey again would be a pleasant return to normality. He'd be a good fit for the Sixers at this point. AI said he just wants to be wanted somewhere, and that somewhere is Philly. I don't see how anyone on the Sixers could think having AI is a bad idea.

The management will make it happen unless they are retarded.

Shih508
11-30-2009, 06:12 PM
Get It Done Alrdy!

big baller
11-30-2009, 06:14 PM
I am not even a fan of the Sixers, but if he goes back to the team I will definitely buy an AI Sixers jersey.

GOBB
11-30-2009, 08:33 PM
Be a worthless move in my book.

OneMoreSucka
11-30-2009, 08:37 PM
Wow...PLEASE MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!

Iverson gets on a legit playoff team with a big role....

He needs Philly and atm they need him.

I'm praying for this to go down...
Legit playoff team? :confusedshrug:

D-Rose
11-30-2009, 08:43 PM
Legit playoff team? :confusedshrug:
Well not contender but they should make the playoffs...much better team than Memphis or NY

OneMoreSucka
11-30-2009, 08:47 PM
Well not contender but they should make the playoffs...much better team than Memphis or NY
Yeah they're better than those teams, but you need to be better than a lot more to make the playoffs. They're 5-12 right now, I think just finishing .500 will be a stretch.

Luigi
11-30-2009, 08:56 PM
Hey! I'm glad this is alive again.

GOBB
11-30-2009, 09:00 PM
Sixers are playoff contenders by default. Legit they are not. Having AI is like having Andre Miller. I rather this team challenge for the ECF, be one of the teams with the Orlando, Boston, Clevland and Atlantas or lottery. The in between crap is for the birds. The goal is to win, I get that. But when Lou williams gets back what happens? When EJ benchs AI because he thinks the unit he toyed with/put together is playing the best what happens?

D-Rose
11-30-2009, 09:05 PM
Yeah they're better than those teams, but you need to be better than a lot more to make the playoffs. They're 5-12 right now, I think just finishing .500 will be a stretch.
Last two years they have had a much better second half...but yeah overall they are boring right now.

LALakerFan4Life
12-01-2009, 02:51 PM
Source: 76ers and Allen Iverson Get Closer To Reunion

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/54/107763319_dbbb27519c.jpg

The Sixers are targeting next Monday's home game against the Nuggets as Allen Iverson's first game with back with the team if they opt to sign the free agent, two sources told ESPN's Marc Stein.

Iverson and his representatives met face-to-face with two Philadelphia officials for two hours in Dallas on Monday before the team's 104-102 loss to the Mavericks.

While the 76ers insist that no decision has been made, sources have stressed that plans to sign Iverson have progressed to a level where a reunion is more likely than not.

Stein is reporting that only an unforeseen about-face by the 76ers will prevent Iverson from joining the team by the end of the week.

"No doubt he's coming back," one source said.

However, one source did caution that nothing should be considered done until it's truly official. The Knicks appeared to be just as close to signing Iverson earlier this month, only to decide against signing the future Hall of Famer.

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4702589

Kujo
12-01-2009, 04:36 PM
So what happens when Lou Williams comes back? Is A.I. going to pout, forcing the Sixers to release him?

Never imagined A.I. ending up back with the Sixers with the way things ended, but they're desperate right now.

G-train
12-01-2009, 05:38 PM
This is pretty sweet.

BALLin01
12-01-2009, 07:16 PM
Lol. They play Denver and Detroit next week.

phoenix18
12-01-2009, 08:01 PM
Lol. They play Denver and Detroit next week.
:oldlol:

Beat me to it.


AI is going to drop a 5-0 on Detroit.

DustBytes
12-01-2009, 09:29 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/images/247584/0_61_121906_AllenIverson.jpg

markymark
12-01-2009, 09:56 PM
Lol. They play Denver and Detroit next week.

Stuckey better fake an injury or something. He will be raped big time.

kurple
12-02-2009, 08:59 AM
Iverson vs. Pistons will be interesting..

But I don't think AI holds a grudge against the Nuggets, everyone, AI included thought that AI would be better in Detroit if he wanted his championship.. Nuggets fans (most) love AI, and he loves them.

PistonsFan#21
12-02-2009, 09:53 AM
LMAO at all of you guys thinking he can drop 50 on us...the guy shoots less than 40%FG. Calculate how many shots it will take him to get his 50pts. Maybe on a 18-45FG night he will

insidehoops
12-02-2009, 10:17 AM
This morning, the 76ers and Allen Iverson agreed to a deal:

http://www.insidehoops.com/blog/?p=5097

BFRESH44
12-02-2009, 10:18 AM
Suprised to see him agree to a non-guranteed deal. Shows how desperate he is.

DukeDelonte13
12-02-2009, 10:33 AM
Suprised to see him agree to a non-guranteed deal. Shows how desperate he is.

Im sure he and his agent knew no one was going to guarantee him anything after the memphis debacle.

dirkdiggler41
12-02-2009, 11:12 AM
Suprised to see him agree to a non-guranteed deal. Shows how desperate he is.

He made like 20mill the last season he played for the pistons

justin43
12-02-2009, 11:12 AM
Good that he got a deal. Allen Iverson gets one last chance to show the world that he still has what it taikes to lead a team to victory.

ronnymac
12-02-2009, 12:18 PM
This is it for AI. He blows this chance and no Sane GM will ever again will take a chance on him.I personaly think this time around he'll make a concerted effort, but will that be good enough?all you can do is wish him all the best.

The_Walrus
12-02-2009, 01:25 PM
I'm a happy camper right now.
He should've never left Philly in the first place, I can't recall if he was forcing his way out or if the FO was desperately trying to get rid of him back in 06.
Either way, had he stayed put, we as basketball fans, would've better memories from the Allen Iverson era in the NBA. Once he retired for good, he would have been remembered as Reggie Miller or Stockton/Malone, a great player who gave all he had to his team, was loyal to the organization and it's fan base, but ultimately couldn't bring a ring to his city.
That's a pretty good legacy if you asked me, but he managed to destroy his reputation over the past 3 years... hopefully he can change it back during his second stint with the Sixers.

Having said that (lol Curb...) I don't think this move makes Philadelphia significantly better, actually I don't see how that improves then much at all.
But one thing is for sure, a lot of people will be making an effort to catch Sixers games on TV...

Hawksauce
12-02-2009, 02:07 PM
Nice, Iverson's first game is on my B-Day. :D

I haven't seen him play for a while now and I'm talking since he's been with the pistons. I didn't get to see him play as a grizzly but then again that did last long so... I'm definitely catching this Denver game.

NuggetsFan
12-02-2009, 02:13 PM
Man I'm pumped to see Iverson actually play again and get some good minutes. I want to see him destroy the Pistons.

Rasheed1
12-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Glad to see AI come home... I might get some tickets just for the nostalgia of it all..

triangleoffense
12-02-2009, 02:53 PM
It's nice that he went back to Philly and hopefully he'll retire there but it's kind of sad knowing that he could have signed with the Lakers, Boston, Cleveland, or the Magic for the same price (vet's minimum) during the offseason or even after Memphis if he would have shown any sort of example at all that he would act right and maybe change himself for the better this time. Instead he takes the 10mil year deal at Memphis which is drastically overpaid for him at this stage and then sits on the bench for 2 games and then gets released.

Seriously..

crisoner
12-02-2009, 03:25 PM
OK where is junkifunki at? AI is back with the Sixers we need that guy back on these boards to make it really official.

big baller
12-02-2009, 03:37 PM
:cheers:

GiveItToBurrito
12-02-2009, 03:46 PM
It's nice that he went back to Philly and hopefully he'll retire there but it's kind of sad knowing that he could have signed with the Lakers, Boston, Cleveland, or the Magic for the same price (vet's minimum) during the offseason or even after Memphis if he would have shown any sort of example at all that he would act right and maybe change himself for the better this time. Instead he takes the 10mil year deal at Memphis which is drastically overpaid for him at this stage and then sits on the bench for 2 games and then gets released.

Seriously..

I thought Memphis deal was for 3 million, which is around the vet minimum for someone with 15 years in the league or something like he has...

Anyways, I'm glad he's back in Philly and I've been calling for it since last year. He makes perfect sense there, and I'd actually like to see Sweet Lou stay on the bench and go back to being an instant offense guy. If AI just plays 30 minutes a night as a combo guard in the Princeton, he'll be a great pick up. He'll probably average something like 18 a game since he'll be playing fewer minutes, but he gives them a good playmaker and might even work out as a de facto point guard.

markymark
12-02-2009, 04:02 PM
Man I'm pumped to see Iverson actually play again and get some good minutes. I want to see him destroy the Pistons.

You're not the only one. I hope they'll be at full strength next week. Does anyone know if Rip and Tayshaun will be playing?

Crazy Style
12-02-2009, 05:00 PM
http://www.nba.com/gallery/iverson/career1_18.html

Not sure if Vinny is ready to verse him again.

G-train
12-02-2009, 05:22 PM
Watch Brand and Iggy now get an extra spring in their step. They have been doing ok lately, but now they have another 'win at all costs' player with them.
Dont be surprised by a scrappy 76ers team (starting the below) causing an upset or 2 come playoff time:

Lou Williams
AI
Iggy
Thad
Brand

halffttime
12-02-2009, 05:27 PM
sounds like the perfect plot to a basketball movie.. i don't think they're gonna win a championship anytime soon if ever, but it would be pretty sick if they can get far into the playoffs and do some damage.. the best way to leave the game for philly's own adopted son..

BALLin01
12-02-2009, 06:33 PM
He's back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rockon:

OneMoreSucka
12-02-2009, 06:37 PM
I hope Philly starts Williams :oldlol:

Mateo
12-02-2009, 07:19 PM
This is it for AI. He blows this chance and no Sane GM will ever again will take a chance on him.I personaly think this time around he'll make a concerted effort, but will that be good enough?all you can do is wish him all the best.

Why should he have even gotten this chance? He went cancer on his last team after the 2nd game. Quit on them. Quit on his teammates. He's a cancer and quitter ---- this is a proven fact, not opinion. Why does he deserve this chance?

GOBB
12-02-2009, 07:55 PM
Why should he have even gotten this chance? He went cancer on his last team after the 2nd game. Quit on them. Quit on his teammates. He's a cancer and quitter ---- this is a proven fact, not opinion. Why does he deserve this chance?

Opinion, no facts spewed. Nice try. Hi hater. :cheers:

Jasper
12-02-2009, 07:58 PM
Sixers are playoff contenders by default. Legit they are not. Having AI is like having Andre Miller. I rather this team challenge for the ECF, be one of the teams with the Orlando, Boston, Clevland and Atlantas or lottery. The in between crap is for the birds. The goal is to win, I get that. But when Lou williams gets back what happens? When EJ benchs AI because he thinks the unit he toyed with/put together is playing the best what happens?

Latest Article of AI becoming a 6'er today :
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4705901

It had the city buzzing. Fans flooded sports radio stations to talk Iverson, TV stations cut in with live updates, and Internet message board posters were roused with his addition.

Jordan, speaking at Wednesday morning's shootaround, was thrilled to have Iverson.

"Without really seeing him on the floor, I would like to compare him to Brett Favre, a guy who people think is too old to play and he's almost having an MVP year," Jordan said. "That's off the top of my head. When I woke up this morning, I said, 'Maybe he can be that.' It's not a big maybe. I think he can be that."

And you know what - I believe Jordan. (he knows AI is the blue collar player of the league)
I also have to believe that the grit and savey that Iverson has will become contageous and the 76'ers are going to make some noise.
** One of the reasons I state that , before the season started Iverson said he was 100% juiced for the season , until the hamstring injury occurred.

Gobb - your the guy that always has the inside track on the Philly team , and I think Jordan if he is 1/2 a$$ as a coach knows that when Williams comes back , the princeton offense gets used , and when AI is on the floor it will be some semblance of that.
The guy I question the most is can #1 actually pick up the slack on the defensive end of the floor when AI is playing :confusedshrug:

GOBB
12-02-2009, 08:07 PM
I'll say this tho, I'll go to more Sixers games now than I have in the past 2 years thats for sure. :oldlol:


The guy I question the most is can #1 actually pick up the slack on the defensive end of the floor when AI is playing

Good question.

ConanRulesNBC
12-02-2009, 09:15 PM
Sweet! I can pull out that nice A.I. football jersey now. I got it in 2002 and probably wore it once since he was traded.

phoenix18
12-02-2009, 09:17 PM
Sweet! I can pull out that nice A.I. football jersey now. I got it in 2002 and probably wore it once since he was traded.

Yeah, you better make sure it isnt stolen.

ConanRulesNBC
12-02-2009, 09:40 PM
Yeah, you better make sure it isnt stolen.

LOL. It's fine. I've got it in my closet along with my authentic Wizards Jordan jersey.

hawkfan
12-03-2009, 11:48 AM
The Sixers need to go ahead and commit to starting and playing AI the rest of the season. Other teams have tried to change him into a reserve and they have failed.

When Williams comes back, he should come off the bench.

But is that bad? No, because Williams is a worse point guard than AI is.

AI gives the Sixers firepower that they are lacking.

Plus he will get fans to turn out, helping the team survive this season, as well as helping the team in the future financially.

Move makes a lot of sense for the Sixers, so long as they start and play AI.

DuMa
12-03-2009, 01:57 PM
Why are they waiting til Monday? They have a saturday game against Charlotte.

GOBB
12-03-2009, 03:01 PM
The Sixers need to go ahead and commit to starting and playing AI the rest of the season. Other teams have tried to change him into a reserve and they have failed.

When Williams comes back, he should come off the bench.

But is that bad? No, because Williams is a worse point guard than AI is.

AI gives the Sixers firepower that they are lacking.

Plus he will get fans to turn out, helping the team survive this season, as well as helping the team in the future financially.

Move makes a lot of sense for the Sixers, so long as they start and play AI.

Why should Williams come off the bench after he is having a great start to the season while finally given a starters job? Makes zero sense. He paid his dues on the bench as the 6th man. Placing him there again is silly. He's not your typical PG but he fits the kind of PG in EJ system much like a Gilbert Arenas did.

sergiorodriguez
12-03-2009, 03:17 PM
Does anyone still believe AI left the Grizzlies for personal reasons?

tontoz
12-03-2009, 03:30 PM
In other news Memphis has won 6 of their last 9.:lol

Mateo
12-03-2009, 05:21 PM
Opinion, no facts spewed. Nice try. Hi hater. :cheers:

really? So Iverson didn't quit on his teammates after 3 games with the Grizzlies. That didn't happen?

BFRESH44
12-03-2009, 06:08 PM
Press Conference on right now dude is in tears....:oldlol: :pimp:

sergiorodriguez
12-03-2009, 06:08 PM
In other news Memphis has won 6 of their last 9.:lol
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Sixers will go on to lose their next 6. Iverson really is the Canswer

Reverend Hoops
12-03-2009, 09:33 PM
The Sixers need to go ahead and commit to starting and playing AI the rest of the season. Other teams have tried to change him into a reserve and they have failed.

When Williams comes back, he should come off the bench.

But is that bad? No, because Williams is a worse point guard than AI is.

AI gives the Sixers firepower that they are lacking.

Plus he will get fans to turn out, helping the team survive this season, as well as helping the team in the future financially.

Move makes a lot of sense for the Sixers, so long as they start and play AI.

Eddie Jordan loves Lou. Holiday and Willie Green are gonna get benched/get less minutes.

TryToBeUnbias
12-03-2009, 09:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GLA8EkImR0

Hope he doesnt come back to rusty :cheers:

crossover03
12-03-2009, 11:51 PM
Originally Posted by tontoz
In other news Memphis has won 6 of their last 9.

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Sixers will go on to lose their next 6. Iverson really is the Canswer

Your logic is flawed.

Posterize246
12-03-2009, 11:53 PM
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
Sixers will go on to lose their next 6. Iverson really is the Canswer
They're on an 8 game losing streak. I'm sure ISH will give Iverson the majority of the blame for his first loss with the team.

crisoner
12-04-2009, 03:22 AM
I hope Iverson proves the doubters wrong...do your thing AI!!!!

Rocker09
12-04-2009, 04:57 AM
just watched the AI press conference....AI cried....wow...he must really love basketball....

Respect for not being afraid to show his emotions...

Jasi
12-04-2009, 06:08 AM
just watched the AI press conference....AI cried....wow...he must really love basketball....

Respect for not being afraid to show his emotions...

He cried because he was struggling not to say PRACTICE again

liljohnnywall
12-04-2009, 07:11 AM
just watched the AI press conference....AI cried....wow...he must really love basketball....

Respect for not being afraid to show his emotions...

Yeah I respect AI a little more. He doesnt deserve to be treated the way he has he is still a very effective player.

tontoz
12-04-2009, 08:43 AM
Yeah I respect AI a little more. He doesnt deserve to be treated the way he has he is still a very effective player.


Please explain how he has been treated poorly.

Rocker09
12-04-2009, 09:19 AM
Please explain how he has been treated poorly.

Look, AI has problems and he did make mistakes.....It's just incredible how the media put so much negativity onto the guy.....It's like they ignored all his past accomplishments and focused on his present mistakes...Nobody is perfect and I think AI is sincere when he said that what happened to him was a humbling experience....That guy was a former MVP and has won multiple scoring titles....I think it's time we try to look at the good instead of focusing just on the bad...

Cermet
12-04-2009, 09:31 AM
Well i didnt like AI before but now im starting to respect him. I mean in the conference he really was sorry I could see in his eyes. This time no faked emotions just pure regret of what bad he has done during his career. This time I want him to comeback and be succesful. Can't wait to see HOW and HOW GOOD he will perform.

markymark
12-04-2009, 11:00 AM
Well i didnt like AI before but now im starting to respect him. I mean in the conference he really was sorry I could see in his eyes. This time no faked emotions just pure regret of what bad he has done during his career. This time I want him to comeback and be succesful. Can't wait to see HOW and HOW GOOD he will perform.

bandwagoning b*tch :oldlol:

Cermet
12-04-2009, 11:44 AM
bandwagoning b*tch :oldlol:

I dont know where this comes from but I hated or even hate Iverson too. But now he showed that he is willing to change. Im not saying because he got so touchy and apologized I will start to like him but can give him a chance. Il look at a few sixers games and decide if he will go back to his old ways fine then he will get back to my NBA hate list.

KAJ=GOAT
12-04-2009, 02:13 PM
I'm happy for AI, as a person.

He seems to have finally accepted that he can't always just do things the way he wants just because hes Allen Iverson. At some point, we all have to realize that no matter how big a name one is, you still have to have some type of respect for self and others and know its not always about, "ME". Its about you and everyone else involved and working together as a unit.

Growing up is sometimes hard to do.

AI has appeared reached that point.


Plus, he just belongs in a 6er uni.

Good luck on the rest of your career AI.

KAJ=GOAT
12-04-2009, 02:19 PM
just watched the AI press conference....AI cried....wow...he must really love basketball....

Respect for not being afraid to show his emotions...


When you love something like that, and its taken away from you, it hurts, alot.

After I played my last baseball game in high school, I cried because playing that sport was the thing I loved the most growing up, and my competitive playing days were over.

KAJ=GOAT
12-04-2009, 02:20 PM
Look, AI has problems and he did make mistakes.....It's just incredible how the media put so much negativity onto the guy.....It's like they ignored all his past accomplishments and focused on his present mistakes...Nobody is perfect and I think AI is sincere when he said that what happened to him was a humbling experience....That guy was a former MVP and has won multiple scoring titles....I think it's time we try to look at the good instead of focusing just on the bad...
The media is on the "here and now" business.

darius15
12-05-2009, 01:06 PM
Is he playing tonight vs Charlotte, or on Monday?