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There is no need for Allen Iverson to apologize to anyone for being voted as an NBA All-Star for the 11th time in his career. And if his critics don’t feel he deserves the nod to represent the Eastern Conference, well, that’s too bad. He’ll be ready to play the Feb. 14 game at Cowboys Stadium.
“The way I look at it is, what should I do?” Iverson said Friday night. “Should I worry about what those people say or concentrate on the million-plus people that voted for me. To me, it’s a no-brainer. My fans want to see me play and they have the right to put in who they want to put in the game.
“They voted me in, and it’s an honor. I don’t want to disrespect them by not participating in the game,” he said.
Iverson called the fan support a blessing and said fans love him because he’s never pretended to be perfect.
“I don’t try and be the perfect man in this world,” he said. “I don’t think people are ever going to look at me like that. They never looked at me like that. I think a lot of people in the world respect that, me being true and honest to myself.”
The 34-year-old Iverson refuses to accept this could be his last All-Star game.
That’s good news, we’re glad to hear that from A.I.
Allen Iverson has helped the Sixers win two games in a row since he was voted as a starter to the All-Star 2010 game. Iverson had 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in the 76ers’ 107-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
More importantly, Iverson is winning the respect of his team mates. His team first approach with the Philadelphia 76ers has earned him respect from his teammates and fans.
“He means a lot more than his numbers,” Philadelphia coach Eddie Jordan said. “His spirit gives us momentum, his spirit gives us confidence, it gives us a sounding board, it gives us a calming effect. He means a lot.
“He’s special to us. He’s not the Allen we used to know back in 2001, but he adds leadership, toughness and some experience.”
Iverson, whose reputation took a hit in recent years after turbulent stops in Detroit and Memphis, has impressed his 76ers teammates with his maturity.
“He’s been great with us,” said Philadelphia forward Elton Brand, who scored 23 points. “You hear the rumors and stories over the years, and it’s great to see him in this light because he totally has a positive image to me.”
“The most important thing is for us to take it one game at a time and not try to look forward,” Iverson said. “I think the sky’s the limit.”
We couldn’t agree more.
It’s official. The fans have spoken. Allen Iverson has been voted in as starter in the 2010 All-Star Game. And it’s all thanks to you guys! Thank you all who helped contribute by voting for Allen every day and making him a starter for the 11th time in his career. It goes to show that Allen Iverson is still one of the most popular players in the league.
Here’s what The Answer had to say in a statement:
“I just want to thank everybody for their support this season and it’s an honor that the fans have voted me into the All-Star game as a starter,” Iverson said in a statement. “The fans are who make us and make the NBA so popular. This year is even more special because I’ll be representing a city and fans that I love and a team that has been such a big part of my life throughout my career.”
Sources say that Allen Iverson has been voted into the Feb. 14th game in Dallas as a starter for the Eastern Conference. This will be Iverson’s 11th All-Star appearance. he NBA will officially release the voting results Thursday night during TNT’s doubleheader broadcast.
Iverson made his comments about the game on Friday. Suffering from arthritis in his left knee, he did not travel with the 76ers for last night’s game with the Detroit Pistons. That same condition caused Iverson to miss four games in the middle of December.
Last night, there was some talk in Detroit – where Iverson played 54 games last season after being traded from the Denver Nuggets – that the 6-foot guard was dodging the Pistons and their fans.
“That would never be the case,” said Detroit coach John Kuester, who coached Iverson as an assistant with the Sixers from 1997 to 2003. “Allen Iverson is one of the ultimate competitors, especially when you turn the lights on. That would never be the case.”
This is amazing stuff. Allen Iverson is now on track to be in the starting line up for the East Team in the NBA All-Star Game 2010. This is in no small part due to the fans (you guys!) for continuing to vote for Allen. Allen Iverson has moved into second among Eastern Conference guards in the latest voting released Thursday by the NBA.
Here are the top three guards in the East:
- Dwyane Wade (Mia) 1,314,215;
- Allen Iverson (SIX) 635,084;
- Vince Carter (Orl) 554,779.
It’s not over yet – so please continue to vote for Allen to maintain his starting spot.
Be sure to vote for Allen Iverson in the NBA All-Star Game 2010. Let’s all do our part to vote for Allen into the starting line-up. His main competitors in the category are Dwayne Wade and Vince Carter.
According to the latest poll results, Allen Iverson has 136,976 votes. (*While Allen Iverson appears among Western Conference guards on the paper ballot because he began the season with Memphis, his votes will count toward the Eastern Conference guards due to his signing with Philadelphia Dec. 3.)
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