Archive for July, 2010
In a deciding Game 7 against the Toronto Raptors in the 2001 NBA Playoffs, Allen Iverson scored 21 points and career-high 16 assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to victory. Iverson had an off-night, mainly due to being double, even triple-teamed, but quickly adjusted by distributing some amazing passes to his teammates.
Heat guard Mario Chalmers just got injured on Monday. Maybe Miami could use a point guard who can drop 16 assists?
The suspense is building up. Allen Iverson is yet to announce his next team after declaring that he wants to play this upcoming season. Miami Heat have just signed sharp-shooter Mike Miller to complement the Big Three. Could an announcement to sign Allen Iverson be next? Writers continue to speculate: Could Allen Iverson Play A Role In Miami “Thrice”?
Also a good read: 5 Reasons Why Allen Iverson Should Join Miami Heat’s All-Star Cast
The lure of greatness continues to fill the Miami Heat roster. The question is if Allen Iverson is next? The Miami Heat have just managed to lure former Cleveland All-Star Zydrunas Ilgauskas to sign for the league minimum-salary. The prospect of playing with former team member Lebron James on star-studded cast was too much to resist.
This author from the Washington Post believes that Allen Iverson could bring fireworks to the line-up:
Suppose Miami signs Allen Iverson? You want some instant offense off the bench, a guy who can give Wade a breather and score 12, 14 points in a flash and be a matchup nightmare? Iverson says he’s ready to come back, that his family is healthy, that he’s refocused on helping a team in whatever way he is asked. The one thing Iverson doesn’t have is a championship ring, and Miami seems like just the place for him.
Did Allen Iverson struck gold last week with Lebron’s Decision? This DailyPhiladelphian.com author suggests that LeBron James may have cracked the door open for AI to not only play in 2010-11, but cap his career with the ring he covets.
There’s strong indication that Allen Iverson has been in talks to sign with Miami based on the fact that Lebron and A.I. share the same agent, Leon Rose.
The Heat need AI and AI needs the Heat. It’s a marriage made in Leon Rose’s office.
See, Leon Rose is the agent for Dictator James; he’s also AI’s agent. In fact, Leon rose to the top of the NBA agent profession based on his recruitment of Iverson from David Falk, the former King of the Agents.
You don’t think Rose wants Iverson back on the court? You don’t think he’s going to talk to James about AI joining the team?
Why else does it make sense for Iverson to join the Heat? Well, it just makes basketball sense – A.I. is at a stage in his career where he is a distributor
Aside from the agent connection, AI playing in Miami makes basketball sense. If nothing else, Iverson showed that he is willing to pass and doesn’t need to hog the rock during his brief layover in Philly last year. He was clearly a different player from the 2001 Iverson we all fell in love with.
Let’s hope that this opportunity is seized.
Could Pat Riley’s next move be to sign Allen Iverson? There is a lot of speculation out there about Pat Riley’s next move is to secure a veteran point guard after signing Lebron James, Dywane Wade and Chris Bosh. Allen Iverson could be a very good fit for the team. Allen Iverson has already said that he is willing to contribute in any possible to a championship-contending team, no matter how many minutes he’ll be putting in. What do you think?
I’m sure you all have heard the news by now. Yes, Lebron is moving to the same team that have been trying to sign Allen Iverson since last year’s off-season. Will Allen now join the super-team in Miami? Is this why Pat Riley was speaking to Iverson earlier?
This could be an excellent opportunity for AI to win a championship. Lebron, D-Wade both played together with AI in the Olympics and seem to be good friends. Could Allen Iverson finally win a championship with them?
Lots more to come soon. Stay tuned!
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Allen Iverson has made a spirited declaration from his Twitter account saying that he wants to return to the NBA this season:
Iverson Tweeted: “I want to return to the NBA this season, and help any team that wants me, in any capacity that they feel that I can help. I’m disappointed and I owe my fans more than what they have seen of me the last couple seasons. However, now that my family is healthy and rock solid, I can concentrate fully on doing what I do best! At the camp, I will help teach kids some of what it takes to be successful in life. On and off the basketball court.”
This is a huge relief to all AI fans around the world that have been anxiously waiting for the good news – that one of the greatest players will once gain return to the court this year. It’s also great to hear that his family is healthy and rock solid – an indication that his daughter has recovered from her mysterious illness last season.
This opens up the trade rumours to a potential team that “wants him in any capacity that he can help”. As mentioned earlier, Miami Heat could be one of the suitors. There’s a lot of uncertainty the free agency market at the moment as Lebron, Dywane Wade, Chris Bosh make their moves this off-season, but surely there will be a team out-there that can use this 11-time all-star and future hall-of-famer.
Where do you think AI will land?