Grizzlies waive Iverson

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  1. Nemo

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    Nice post G-Man...

    Never saw the name Bernie Taupin posted here before.

    He is to Elton John what Darth Tater is to Roscoe.
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    That's so true. We really don't have that much time when you think about it. Eventually people will live well over 100 and will be able to play well into their 60's but thats not us. That's for the future.

    Couple of things I can respect AI for. He has been completely honest with what he has wanted to do so far. He made it clear to both the Pistons and the Grizz that he wanted to start and that's the way it is. So why be so surprised when he declined to take a lesser role.

    I never liked the role model label either. These guys are no different than the rest of us just because they have an athletic gift. It makes them no smarter or wiser than the rest of us. All most ask when they plop down $50 for a game is that they entertain us for the time that they are on the court and AI has certainly came through on that part of the bargain over the years.
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    Puleeze det, I've already had like 20 years of therapy. How do you imagine that I'm not like writing fan mail to AI, following his tweets, spending all my disposable income on his jerseys and shoes, buying courtside...it's all that therapy man.

    Co-signed. The guy has presence too. Hard to take your eyes off him.

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    New York pass on signing AI, is this the end?
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    If the Cavs and Bobcats pass on him, then it's for certain the Washington Generals will pick him up.
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    "Couple of things I can respect AI for. He has been completely honest with what he has wanted to do so far. He made it clear to both the Pistons and the Grizz that he wanted to start and that's the way it is. So why be so surprised when he declined to take a lesser role."


    Hmmmm.

    Oh yeh now I remember - Cause we paid his slack azz $20 frickin million!
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    Knicks wave at Iverson

    The New York Knicks won’t sign Allen Iverson, believing any short-term gain would hinder their plans to build for the future.

    Team president Donnie Walsh said Friday the team won’t make any additions at this time despite its 2-9 record. He added the decision to pass on the former MVP had nothing to do with Iverson’s ability to play or his character in the locker room.

    “I’ve always admired him,” Walsh said. “I think he’d be a great addition for a team that’s in a different position than we’re in and I hope he gets picked up.”

    “We just didn’t think right now we wanted to have that dominant force on the team right now,” D’Antoni said.

    “We’re going to stick with the plan and it just wasn’t the right situation. Allen is a great player, no doubt about it, but that’s not the route we’re going to take right now.”

    yahoo sports
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    After the debacle in Detroit and issue in Memphis, he probably won't get signed by anyone until after the break and probably to a team thats' lost a key player and is on the fringes of making the playoffs.
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    Maybe that would be a better situation than the Knicks would have been. Really I just can't think what would be a good fit. Here's a player who insists on being a starter and everyone already has their starters, young old or in between. You'd have to have someone get injured and you didn't like your backup guard choices. Allen would have to have a come to Jesus moment while he was sitting on no bench at all and realize that he was willing to be a sixth man on a team and then there would have to be a team that didn't already have a sixth man they like better than Allen AND whose coach and management trusted that he really would be okay with being a sixth man instead of agitating for more minutes the second he hit the floor....

    I MEAN IT'S IMPOSSIBLE...
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    Some of my best friends are slack azz's. Besides I believe the number was more like 19.5 mil.
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    Bynum is hurt, Rip apparently is out for the year with a sprained ankle and Gordon has no problem coming off the bench. Stuckey and AI already have some chemistry. It might be worth a shot.
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    Rip is supposed to be back after the West Coast trip next week.
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    Re: Grizzlies waive Iverson..now he retires

    Allen Iverson retires - Ball Don't Lie - NBA - Yahoo! Sports

    The failure to get it going in Detroit probably ruined it for AI

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    Guess it's not unexpected. But will some team allow him to do a Favre?
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