Archive for November, 2008
One day after a missed practice landed him on the Detroit Pistons’ bench, Allen Iverson spoke loudly with his play Friday night.
Iverson scored 17 points and led Detroit to a 107-97 victory over the slumping Milwaukee Bucks. “With everything going on, I wanted to play well,” Iverson said.
I’m glad Allen admitted his mistake and then made up for it. He led in scoring only playing 27min, 17pts, 7Ast, 5Reb, 3Steals.
Allen Iverson is no Stephon Marbury - missing a practice is not the same as refusing to play.
“First of all, I have no excuses,” Iverson said after Detroit’s shootaround. “It was a personal matter, but I just handled it the wrong way. I didn’t call and let them know what was going on.”
Pistons unsurprisingly pounded the Knicks 110-96. Iverson scored 16Pts (5Ast) among 8 players in double figures.
AI also sported new white/blue/red colorways for the Answer 12 (see photo).
Iverson’s done it again.. He didn’t show up for Pistons workout on Thanksgiving. Coach Michael Curry said Iverson will get fined, will not start the game against the Bucks, and may not even play.
After Detroit traded for the superstar, Iverson insisted he would do whatever Curry wanted him to and even mocked his famous rant about practice.
Here’s the new version of the Practice video:
Detroit loses two straight to Boston and Minnesota: Even with Iverson, Celtics blow away Pistons 98-80. Foye helps Timberwolves rout Pistons in Detroit. Iverson scores only 16, and 9 points in those games. It’s pretty simple: Detroit wins when Iverson is playing at his best.
Iverson debut his blue/white colorways for the Reebok Answer 12. Click image for larger photo.
Some of you may have noticed during last week’s game against LA Lakers, that AI was sporting a new pair of kicks. Some of you have been asking about what this shoe is. I’ve find out from my sources that this is the new Reebok Answer 12. It reminds us of the Reebok Question because of the solid-colored toe box. It also features Iverson’s initials on the tongue in bubble letters and his newly-acquired jersey number (#1) right below the shoelaces. These new kicks should be available in stores in February 2009 for about $100.
Iverson’s donation helps city expand gun buyback – good for Allen for helping his hometown community in Newport News.
Iverson’s a short-term answer to Pistons? – Probably a good move by Joe Dumars.
Iverson leads Pistons against Celtics tonight - Eastern Conference Rematch
Iverson had 23 points and Rasheed Wallace added 21, leading a fourth-quarter surge that gave the Pistons a 96-89 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.
It’s another example of how the top teams in the NBA can be beaten by the Pistons firing on all cylinders.
AI’s Line: 23Pts, 8-16FG, 4Ast, 4Stl
George Karl couldn’t handle AI, and says he was frustrating to coach
KG says AI gives Detroit a new look: “AI’s isolation is probably one of the hardest to guard in the league,”
Piston ticket sales, jersey orders soar after Iverson trade – Iverson’s jerseys are selling like hotcakes
Shaq ejected, but Suns still beat Pistons 104-86. Iverson had a bad night, scoring only 9 points off 4-17FG, he wasn’t even one of the 5 pistons who scored double digits.
In an interview on TNT with John Thompson, AI talks from the heart on how serious he is on winning a champsionship:
“I have to win a championship,” Iverson told TNT’s John Thompson in an interview Thursday night. “A lot of people tell me, day in and day out, that if I don’t, I still had a great career and I accomplished a lot of things. But I don’t feel that way. I feel like if I don’t win the championship, then everything that I’ve done goes down the drain.”
AI’s wrong, no matter if he wins or not, he will still go down as one of the greatest players who ever played (hopefully in the hall of fame). But his attitude is spot on. He needs to have that mentality and for the first time in his career, he has a champsionship-proven team by his side. He certainly isn’t getting any younger and in his 14th year, and last year of contract this is his one chance.
Similar thoughts on this post: Iverson’s First Real Chance
The new-look Detroit Pistons still have the Los Angeles Lakers’ number. Rasheed Wallace had 25 points and 13 rebounds, Allen Iverson added 25 points and the Pistons handed the Lakers their first loss of the season, 106-95 Friday night.
AI’s Line: 25pts, 7-12FG, 4Reb, 4Ast, 4Stl
This game really shows that the new Pistons are capable of beating the best and hottest team in the League right now. You can see the potential as the Iverson is meshing into the team. Expect more big wins to come.
The Lakers were the last undefeated team and were beaten by a Pistons’ team playing the second of back-to-back games. Kobe passed Gary Payton and Larry Bird on the all-time scoring list to advance to No. 22, while Allen Iverson, who scored 25, passed Elgin Baylor to move into 19th place all time.
Good post here:
And an even better quote from AI:
“This is what I don’t understand about this whole thing, the people who are talking about my health, about my mileage, none of them is named Allen Iverson. I don’t understand that. Why don’t you ask me if I am breaking down and I can say, ‘Yeah, I am breaking down,’ or ‘No, I ain’t breaking down.’ But people just expect me to be breaking down because of the way I play — and rightfully so, I guess. But I am fine. I feel great. I can still run with the best of them.”
It’s amazing that AI can still play at his level of intensity ate age 33. He may have lost a step, but is still a force to be reckoned with. What do you think?
“You have no idea (how good it feels),” said Iverson, who scored 30 points to help the Pistons to a hard-earned, 100-92 victory at Arco Arena Tuesday. “That’s a huge lift off of me. It just feels good. I wanted to get that monkey off my back and get that first win. Now we can try to get a whole lot more.”
So beating the King’s isn’t something to brag about since Martin was out, but it’s still a good win and shows what A.I. is capable of in full form.
Iverson’s Line: 30pts, 9-19FG, 9Ast, 7Reb
Allen has said that he’s willing to sacrifice whatever necessary to fit and succeed with the Pistons. But as this article thinks that AI needs to be the Alpha Dog.
Allen Iverson was welcomed to the Motor City with a standing ovation so loud that the public-address announcer couldn’t be heard.
Iverson said he got “chillbumps” when he was introduced and heard the roar of the crowd.
“That’s all you want when you get traded,” said Iverson, who has been dealt twice in two years. “You want to get that initial feeling of how they embrace and accept you.”
Iverson finished with 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting with four assists and four turnovers.
It looked like an easy win for Detroit at the start.
Iverson stepped right in, joining Hamilton in the Detroit backcourt, replacing Rodney Stuckey. He got a rousing cheer from the crowd at the Izod Center when he was introduced with the starters.
But New Jersey, which trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, played some of its best basketball of the season in the final two periods to hand the Pistons their first loss after four wins to open the season.
AI’s Line: 24pts, 6ast, 6-12FG, 37min
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Allen Iverson was traded from Denver to the Detroit Pistons on Monday in a major NBA shakeup that could but both clubs in better position for a championship title.
The 33-year-old guard, in the final year of his $21.9 million contract, went to the Pistons while Detroit guard Chauncey Billups, forward Antonio McDyess and Senegalese center Cheikh Samb were sent to the Nuggets.