"I always thought that when I left the game, it would be because I couldn't help my team the way that I was accustomed to," it read. "However, that is not the case."
So, what AI is saying is that as long as the coach will let him dominate the ball and disrespect his teammates, then he is OK.
His approach is to give him the ball, and get out of his way on offense, and then rest up for the next offensive possession. At what point does he figure out that maybe he was the problem, and not the answer?
Has he EVER done what was best for the team if it did not involve him handling the ball and taking the shot?
The moniker "Me, Myself and Iverson" is as fitting as any athlete has ever had. His infamous rant about practice is by far the most telling press conference I have ever seen an athlete give. My guess is that he still does not see anything wrong with that.
When he came into the league, there were a lot of very selfish players, and the league was full of rim hanging, ball grabbing, showboating idiots. AI fit in great with that group, and while he was an amazing talent, he has to be the most selfish player of his generation. I will miss watching great teams with great players beat whatever team he would be playing for.