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bandit12
07-15-2011, 10:40 PM
Neither makes much sense....

http://www.myfox8.com/videobeta/92787391-513d-462c-966f-24bb58215524/News/Allen-Iverson-in-Greensboro

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f120/wynnedIII/funny/ae182b6c.jpg

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f120/wynnedIII/funny/50eb1392.jpg

spreedom
07-15-2011, 11:16 PM
Good luck with that.

joew8302
07-15-2011, 11:29 PM
Nice free masons hat

Kemo
07-15-2011, 11:39 PM
He would be a perfect fit in Miami .. and could revitalize his career ..

xBulletproof
07-16-2011, 12:20 AM
Nice free masons hat

Huh? I see no Freemasonry signs anywhere there. A joke I missed?

joew8302
07-16-2011, 12:29 AM
Huh? I see no Freemasonry signs anywhere there. A joke I missed?

No, its been a long night. I might have been the one missing something.

indygeezer
07-16-2011, 12:42 AM
The hammer and scikle of Communist Russia (CCCP)....that I see but no free mason insignia anywhere.

xBulletproof
07-16-2011, 12:49 AM
The hammer and scikle of Communist Russia (CCCP)....that I see but no free mason insignia anywhere.

It kinda looks like the square and compass at a glance. I just left the George Washington Masonic National Memorial not long ago. Odd timing.

Eleazar
07-16-2011, 12:58 AM
I guess Iverson is a communist now, or just trying to stir up trouble.

MrHale
07-16-2011, 02:30 AM
I guess Iverson is a communist now, or just trying to stir up trouble.

Or just wearing a hat

King Tuts Tomb
07-16-2011, 02:33 AM
I hope he does come back. One of my favorite players ever and I'm sure he can help out a good team if he can keep his ego in check.

Peck
07-16-2011, 03:52 AM
I hope he does come back. One of my favorite players ever and I'm sure he can help out a good team if he can keep his ego in check.

Is that even possible?

King Tuts Tomb
07-16-2011, 04:17 AM
Is that even possible?

I'm not sure, that's why I said "if." When I watch him interviewed he comes across as one of the deepest, most introspective, humane athletes I've ever seen. For whatever reason he can't always carry that with him when he deals with teammates and coaches.

Richard_Skull
07-16-2011, 07:11 AM
He would be a perfect fit in Miami .. and could revitalize his career ..

One of my last summer predictions (between friends and family) was that Iverson was going to join the Heat. Maybe I was just a year (or 2) off.

PacerDude
07-16-2011, 07:50 AM
I'd prefer that he just go away. I've had enough of him. Talented - yes. Obnoxious / annoying / disruptive - yes.

And doesn't Miami have enough trouble already with only 1 ball for 2 1/2 egos ?? Adding Iverson would just compound the problem.

ballism
07-16-2011, 07:53 AM
I don't see the Miami fit. But a Boston fit, if he works hard and accepts the bench - sure.

PacerDude
07-16-2011, 08:31 AM
............. if he works hard and accepts the bench - sure.Uh, yeah. We ARE talking about Iverson - right ??

BlueNGold
07-16-2011, 08:37 AM
Iverson in Russia or Miami is fine with me. He will help both of them lose as he always has done.

At one time he was an entertaining offensive player. He's too old at this point to be very effective and he's just getting older. Honestly, Pat Riley is not dumb enough to sign a proven loser...particularly one well past his prime and with an attitude to boot.

Edit: Just wiki'ed him. He's apparently crashing and burning pretty quickly:

In a Philadelphia Inquirer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philadelphia_Inquirer) column published March 7, 2010, Stephen A. Smith (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_A._Smith) wrote that according to "numerous NBA sources", Iverson would "either drink himself into oblivion or gamble his life away", and that Iverson had already been banned from casinos in Detroit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit,_Michigan) and Atlantic City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_City,_New_Jersey). Smith also wrote that Tawanna, his wife of eight years, had separated from him and filed for divorce, seeking custody of their five children, as well as child support and alimony payments.<SUP id=cite_ref-65 class=reference>[66] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Iverson#cite_note-65)</SUP>
In November 2010, Kate Fagan, a 76ers beat writer for the Inquirer reported that Iverson was "broke" and heavily in debt, "by all accounts except his own", and that a member of Iverson's family had previously contacted NBA teams about a contract for him, as he would not be able to pay that person without a contract.

Source: wiki<SUP id=cite_ref-66 class=reference></SUP>

ballism
07-16-2011, 08:58 AM
Uh, yeah. We ARE talking about Iverson - right ??

In an era of Ron Ron and Z-Bo becoming Santa's little helpers.... I think we can at least imagine Iverson turning the corner after two humbling years.

And if there's no mind change - there's no comeback. It's a pointless speculation either way.

Tom White
07-16-2011, 09:00 AM
I'd prefer that he just go away. I've had enough of him. Talented - yes. Obnoxious / annoying / disruptive - yes.

And doesn't Miami have enough trouble already with only 1 ball for 2 1/2 egos ?? Adding Iverson would just compound the problem.

In that case, I'm all for him joining the Heat!

BlueNGold
07-16-2011, 09:14 AM
In an era of Ron Ron and Z-Bo becoming Santa's little helpers.... I think we can at least imagine Iverson turning the corner after two humbling years.

And if there's no mind change - there's no comeback. It's a pointless speculation either way.

Allen turned a corner awhile ago...but he backslides. Anyway, the comparisons are not valid. Ron and Z-Bo are both younger and their games help teams win. Allen's game has always been too much one-on-one to maximize what his talents bring to a team. While he has been spectacular in the past, what he gives...which has been considerable...is at least partially given back due to his style.

But the problem with a turnaround at this point with Allen Iverson is his age. The fact he didn't play in the NBA last year probably hurts him. I suppose there's a chance he has a year or two of being a decent off the bench scorer, but that's only if everything falls in place. In any event, Miami already has Bibby for that type of role.

ballism
07-16-2011, 09:37 AM
It's hard to argue about his current talent level without seeing him play for a long time. It's all really pointless speculation at this point. If he still has anything left - close to what he had in Memphis - he could be a bench spark. If not... well, not. WTB some way to know without actual workouts. The last thing I saw was his last days in the NBA, and back then he still had the talent to be a bench specialist.

Btw, I don't agree with the whole "Z-Bo's game used to help his teams win in the past" thing, but that's off topic.

ballism
07-16-2011, 09:43 AM
Btw - those "comparisons" - not really comparisons, rather an illustration that it's silly to say mental change can't happen. I think it can happen at 30 or 36, age has little to do with it.
I didn't imply talent or play style.

mildlysane
07-16-2011, 10:06 AM
In Soviet Russia, basketball dribbles you....

Brad8888
07-16-2011, 03:57 PM
Das Vidanya, Comrade!

vnzla81
07-16-2011, 04:12 PM
Well he is not that old(36) I think we can sign him to 4years easy ......... :zip:

ballism
07-16-2011, 04:36 PM
Das Vidanya, Comrade!

Do svidanya, tovarishch!

Brad8888
07-16-2011, 07:30 PM
Do svidanya, tovarishch!

I :bowdown: to the :teacher: !

:shakehand

:thankyou:

Bball
07-17-2011, 03:24 AM
Go away Allen Iverson....

Anthem
07-19-2011, 07:57 AM
I'd love to see AI in the league again.

Specifically, I'd love to see him play for the Heat.