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Where could Allen Iverson land?

Aug 23, 2010, 8:04 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for iverson_sixers.jpgRumors leaked out this week that Allen Iverson could play next season in New Orleans or Orlando. And as quick as those rumors started, officials from those teams shot them down.

Iverson scares NBA teams because last season he showed he was not ready to accept a non-key role, even though that’s what his game now demands. The experiences of Memphis and Philadelphia have teams scared.

But where could he end up? NBA.com took some guesses.

New York Knicks… Has there ever been a more perfect setting for a gutty, gritty actor like Iverson to take his final bow than Broadway? No little guy has ever been slapped and hammered down to the floor like A.I., but kept getting back up and never forgetting his lines. He’s been a star of the highest magnitude and could live in the spotlight of Madison Square Garden.

Charlotte Bobcats… Larry Brown knows that he can’t resist a challenge and that he is the one coach who has been able to battle through the idiosyncrasies and get the most out of Iverson.

New Jersey Nets — Does the Russian billionaire Mikail Prokhorov with all of those rubles to burn in his deep pockets really want to make his NBA debut with Jordan Farmar, Travis Outlaw and Troy Murphy as his headline acquisitions out of the great 2010 Free Agentpalooza?

There are other teams suggested, like the Miami Heat, which is simply not going to happen.

But the fact of the matter is none of these teams makes sense because they are trying to build something and Iverson would be a major distraction. Unless he really has learned lessons from the disasters of last season in Memphis and Philadelphia.

Maybe he has. Maybe he hasn’t. But is an NBA team trying to rebuild going to take a risk on that?

  1. Anonymous - Aug 24, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    please get ur facts straight!!!

  2. cj - Aug 24, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    and you are a frustrated person who never reached his own full potential in life and so you must lash out at those whom you think you know something about….i’d love to see all the bad choices you have made in your life…oooops I forgot that will never happen bcuz u have had the luxury of privacy to f*#% up.point a finger at someone else and 3 point back to you you ignorant peon.

  3. af1 - Aug 25, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    everybody deserved a second chance,give my idol a shot ,nobody does better than AI.

  4. christian - Aug 25, 2010 at 10:16 PM

    he should go to charlotte because we need help at point guard and allen iverson would fit good in charlotte

  5. chris - Aug 30, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    fuc* u matt d know why i aint capitalize the 1st letters of your first and lass name cause you only do that wen u mentioning or talkn bout sumbody important that not bein u cock boy u aint shi*.. for everbody on here that keep sayn he need to go to the nets, knicks, clippers yall all mus love doo doo cause the teams yall b mentioning are shi* teams he could easily get on the lakers regardless if he a bench player or starter he could probly even start.. its funny as shi* to me how muggs will name out all these random bums like
    brandon jennings who only had like one or two tight games so far and everybody sayin he had this great season cause of it.. or if iverson averages 17 and 7 in a season and deron williams averages the same but iverson loses in the first round and deron willams never made it 2 the playoffs people will say deron willams had the better season jus cause its deron williams.. who btw aint better than iverson either (if yall haters forgot iverson played 10+ seasons players is gonna have to do better than 1 or 2 games or jus 3 or 4 seasons to surpass all the acolades he won.. regardless if iverson wins a ring or doesnt win a ring be4 he retires i cant name 10 nba players from 2003 up to now maybe even b4 2003 that have resumes that look like iversons not even queen lebrick gay boy james resume can compete)just because you have a job on a nba team or found a job on an nba team that dont make u better than sumbody that dont give u brownee points players have got schooled of the court by joe shmoes i hear stories bout it all the time lebrick got beat by sum random bum that works in a warehouse for a livin in a basketball contest so dont make me expose all the so called
    young players/ fake leaders/ clean cut players in the nba today cause i will.. all those players like brandon roy who have jobs still dont have the resume of a 35 year old iverson thats a fact so sit on that and rotate david stern as* lickers/iverson haters.. to the people on here that suck the feet of guards like steve nash and chris paul let me ask yall sumthn where did chris pauls team first pass first mentality get him? oh thats right he lookn for a new team 2 they both musta had help though cause how could they average so many assist each season nashs pass first mentality team first mentality aint take him to the finals iversons so called me first attitude took him to the finals though, the only final nash is ever gonna see is the final stage of his pointless no drive worthless career.. guess every1 on here agree with the whole send franchise players to small market teams idea too cough* cough*
    carmello anthony why the fuc* are they tryin to send him to
    new jersey they suck cough* read dead
    real sick cough*..
    keep sayin muggs like kurt hinrick are so called better than iverson jus cause he on a team and got a starting job youll sound like you know what u talkn bout when u talkn bout sports 2 people youll sound like a real sports expert. Sike!

  6. chris - Aug 30, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    if it was up 2 iverson haters 2 pick who plays in the nba we would have a bunch of suspect fags that look and ack like gay kanye west

  7. chris - Aug 30, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    fuc* your life matt d

  8. chris - Aug 30, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    fuc* your life matt d

  9. JOSH - Aug 31, 2010 at 2:40 AM

    DAM I WISHED THE LAKERS COULD HAVE GOTTEN HIM JUST TO SIT AND WATCH OR EVEN PLAY I MEAN PHILL HAD TO DEAL WITH RODMAN AND ARTEST U THINK HE CAN HANDLE IVERSON AND TEACH HIM A THING OR TOOO DAM OR EVEN THE HEAT I JUST WANT HIM TO WIN A RING SO HE CAN BECOME A HALL OF FAME THE DUDE WAS A MONSTER THROUGH OUT HIS CARRER! AND POST 16 IS PIN POINT ON THIS STUPID NBC SH*T

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