“I was surprised,” Coach Jordan said with a smile before turning serious. “He wanted to practice today to show leadership. He feels good about our growth. It’s very encouraging.”
76ers coach Eddie Jordan understood the irony yesterday when he was asked about Allen Iverson’s participating in practice after he had played 34 minutes in the team’s 93-92 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday.
The veteran guard is nursing a troublesome left knee that has made his availability day-to-day.
“We had our opportunity to win the game,” Iverson said. “We were one shot away. We had a lead in the fourth quarter, and we let it get away. It’s extremely hard to come in here after a loss, especially a loss like that. It’s something we have to do. It’s our job to come in here and give everything you’ve got.
“We tried to get something out of the practice, and that’s what we did today.”
A.I.’s gratitude. Iverson on being second among Eastern Conference guards in the All-Star Game fan voting:
“That’s an honor. Without the fans, there wouldn’t be us. I think my situation is unique. I haven’t played as much as the other guys, but the fans want to see me play. That’s a good feeling, just to know that people that support us and make us want to see me play. That’s a great feeling, but it’s also a tribute to the teammates and the coaches I’ve had.”
Instead of losing after they led by double digits for the third time in four games, the Pistons rallied to beat Indiana 114-110.
“It was like deja vu all over again,” said Allen Iverson, who finished with 17 points and 12 assists. “We blew the big lead against the Sixers and again against the Wizards, and this could have been the third one tonight, but we buckled down and did what we needed to do to win the game.”
Iverson finished with 17 points and 12 assists.
Dal – finally some signs of life out of the Pistons. Iverson has been made a scapegoat ever since his trade. Now that A.I. has moved to 2-Guard, Rip moving to SF, and Stuck running the point, the Pistons have a quicker line-up. Hopefully, they keep it up.
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: