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AI is Talking Bout Broke

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Moderator1, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Even if he spent 500,000 on tatoos, that isn't where his money went.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I am sure that over the past 15 years probably tens of millions of dollars landed in casinos and $2 million (more?) of it is untraceable because it ended up with strippers via his entourage. But there was a link awhile back with an accountant's take on what a movie star spends per year. I would love to see such a true, educated breakdown of where Iverson's money went.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Ewing can't read his
  4. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    But Ewing gets at least three steps across the key before he opens the degree.
  5. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Maybe if he cared about practice he wouldn't have had to look so hard in games for ways to help his team put points on the board. Maybe he already would have known more about his teammates' strengths and weaknesses.
  6. king cranium maximus IV

    king cranium maximus IV Active Member

    The only way that Sixers unit was going to put enough points on the board to win games was for Iverson to do his thing. Period.

    "How the hell can I make my teammates better by practicing?"

    None in the anti-Iverson camp have been able to answer his question.
  7. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Holy crap that is a dreadful roster. I was going to say I seem to remember Eric Snow probably being the best player Iverson teamed up with in Philly and that's probably about right (Mutombo I think was well past his prime by then, right?).
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    That list is a tremendous reminder of just how spectacular AI was in getting the team to the finals.

    I'll send him $5 as a thanks for the memories.
  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    So him spending 82 days of the season trying to make the players around him better was better than him spending 200 days chasing that same goal? Your logic mystifies me.
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I can buy that. They have pretty similar career numbers, McKie slightly better. Neither was close to averaging double figures.
  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Really? Then why do teams practice? You're beginning to sound just like your hero's worst moment. You can have your great memories about Iverson. Just don't fail to see he could have -- and should have -- been an even better player and, more important, a better teammate.
  12. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Practice is completely overrated in the NBA particularly. I remember the stories about how Pat Riley and the Lakers used to rent ballrooms at the hotel for "practice" -- yeah, great workout there. Sure, Iverson probably should have taken a bit more interest in the overall game plan. Then again, wasn't the game plan going to be "hey Allen, run around and get yourself open enough to hoist it 30 times"? I think he knew that play already.

    In any case, I would not want to imagine a world without "we talkin' bout practice," so I am glad it all unfolded the way it did.
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