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The Answer thinks there are still more shots to be taken

Jun 18, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT

Allen Iverson was supposed to be through.

After a season where he had significant trouble finding a willing team to take him on, only to settle with Memphis, then ditch Memphis when things didn’t go his way, then headed to Philly where he was largely ineffectual, then leaving the team due to significant health problems with his daughter, the Answer was supposed to have been answered. The game was up, time to move on.

But not ti looks like we may be looking at another season of turnovers and ill-advised jumpshots as we watch his legacy fall further and further into nothingness.

Iverson’s personal manager told the AP that he was working out and that he will “absolutely” try to play next year.

This, quite honestly is not a good idea.

Iverson’s ability to contribute was always built on ISO scoring sets where he would do something amazing. But age has robbed him of his quickness and speed, and the jumpshot is broken in such an amazing fashion that the rim is actually considering suing him for break of contract. This latest comeback idea is simply not advisable. The fates have directed him to call it a career. And while getting that last ring would put an ample positive stamp on his career, no contending team is going to have a need for an aging undersized shooting guard masquerading as a point guard that can’t pass and demands a starting job.

Those just really aren’t in high demand. Iverson’s drive and will to compete are admirable. But even in a year with so many suitors with loads of cash, you have to wonder if Iverson will end up at the bottom of the bargain pile again.

  1. rj - Jun 25, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    i think he can still be as dangerous and explosive on court as he was in philly the first time, but…. if and only if he would be given more playing time and takes more shots… his career aint over yet,… look,… what happened to Detroit when they trow ’em,… they became the 2nd lowest scoring team last season…. its not about A.I there in Detroit then, to bag him as a cancer… man, with the issue of shots he take,… kobe takes 20-30 shots per game, and nobody ditch ’em, lebron does take a lot of shot either,… so does wade, and other stars…. so why ditch the BIGGEST UNDERSIZED SUPERTAR in taking his shots… how bout the atarting position..? in memphis…. they robbed him to give the starting position to Conley and OJ,,, man what happened to them,,, they fall short agen…. as to Denver for billups…. haha, not even a conference championship….. the thing is a ” SUPERSTAR ” like my man AI play or not play will be one of the greatest to play the game of basketballl,,, for his size to think…

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