When Iverson first came into the league, I didn't have a lot of respect for him because I thought he was just another thug who was concerned primarily with himself. His tats, dreadlocks, street talk, and posse made me think he was just another NBA gangster. But as the years went by, I started to gain respect for him. I don't know if I just judged him too quickly or if he matured. Anyway, I really admire how hard he competed and how fearless he was.
Last edited by cyclonestate; 11-26-2009 at 09:10 AM.
I like that he felt that his individual accomplishments were nothing since he hadn't won a championship. That's the mentality that's missing from the league by and large. Of course, the last couple seasons haven't necessarily seen him demostrating that belief...
He'll be with a contender by the end of the season.
I am one big AI fan. I was not neccesarily a fan of how he conducted himself all of the time, but I loved how he played. He is a small guy, however he was not afraid to get hit. I have a lot of respect for that. I know he wants to win a championship. I would bet a fair amount of money he is not done this year. My pick is the Cavs. It makes sense. He gives them someone else who can create their own shot when teams focus on LeBron. It would also be a place that he cannot possibly expect to be a focal point. I also think he would jump at the chance to win a championship. He want's one bad.
I love AI. I would love to see him get a chance with a contender. I'm also a fan of the Nuggets, and would love to see him find his way back there...despite everything. But, even if he does hang it up...he's had a pretty stellar career, and had nothing to be ashamed about. He gave it all his entire career...outside of a couple of "practices". I hope he finds his peace...
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