My apologies in advance to Dipperdunk, I have always respected the 76er franchise. That is until they sold their souls to the two bit little tyrant.
To me he represents everything & I mean everything that is wrong with the N.B.A. from the late 90's till now. BTW, stop now if you are going to say that I am a hater because of his dress or his actions off of the court or better yet his color. I have zero problems with any of that because I don't care what a person does off of the court, however I have a huge huge problem with what he does on the court.
Oxford dictionary describes the word selfish as follows:
• adjective concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure at the expense of consideration for others. example Allen Iverson
— DERIVATIVES selfishly adverb selfishness noun.
Ok, so I added the Iverson part but you get my point. The very fact that this guy got to an N.B.A. title game tells you how absolutely pathetic the east has been from the time our team broke up in 2000 till the Pistons brought the gold back east last season.
This guy gets mad because nobody will help him score yet when he has scorers on his team he gets mad if he is not getting enough of his own. How many players have the 76ers had to get rid of over the years because this jackass couldn't work with them?
I also HATE this B.S. false toughness that he is always awarded by people. They keep saying over & over he is so small & he keeps going in & getting hit yet he keeps going.
Bullcrap!!!!! The fact is he is so damn small that he throws himself into players & he falls down & the refs. call the damn foul on the bigger guy. Only Ron Artest has ever really laid a hit on him worth doing & guess what, Big Al didn't drive the rest of the game. I wish some of those big guys would lay him out on his *** so we would stop seeing this selfish little *** charge up the middle.
Matt Goukas once said when A.I. was in his second year that if the refs. didn't call palming like they don't do for Big Al that Tiny Archiball would score 50 points every game. Or conversly if they called A.I. for all the palming he did do that he would average more turnovers a game than he would points.
Now to the way he acts on court. Like I've said countless times in the Artest posts, I don't buy into the crap that he hates to lose so bad that it causes him to act bad. I hold Iverson to the same standard. How many times over the years just here in Indiana have we seen him have to be litterally carried off of the court by one of the bigger players because he was crying to the refs. & in one case litterally crying.
Look, I'm no hypocrite on this. We have Reggie Miller & I don't like it when he does it either. But I've never seen LaSalle Thompson have to pick up Reggie & carry him to the bench like I saw Geiger have to do in the 00 series.
Sorry, I've been on to much of a Ron Artest push lately. It feels good to get back to hating on the enemy.
Sorry Dip. Hey, at least I love Andrew Tony