Congratulations Donnie Walsh, on ending a Hall of Fame career.
If AI went crazy then we would just release him because we would have signed him for chump change anyway.
What's the problem in wasting 1.4 million when we wasted 20 million on Stephon's last year.
The best pound for pound player who ever played the game. No one played harder than A.I, He always came to work, never took a day off, always 100%. I love him for his work ethic. He played banged up and injured. Guys twice his size put him in on the floor in numerous occasions every night but he came back for more and more and he never complained. Fantastic player that I would be proud to have on my team. If he had been an Knick during his prime we would all have been in tears right now. He was NBAs public enemy #1 with his gangster image. Gave David Stern headache. NBA did not show pictures of A.I when he won rookie of the year because they thought he looked like a gangster. Gangster or no gangster. I only have one word for A.I's NBA career. RESPECT
That's so disappointing he's retired instead of heading to New York. At the very least he would have been entertaining, put up some points and attracted defenders which would hopefully open up some team mates.
The worst part is the reasoning the Knicks didn't go after him, because they feel he'd take too many minutes away from developing players.... Who??? Duhon?!
We don't need a gimmick. We need positive change.
Anyone else not surprised? Its not like any team would sign him...
Ah well, I'll make do with highlights from the 2001 finals.
A.I leads the team to the second or maybe third round of the playoffs.
Any taker's in that theory? Remember, there is 6 months of hoops left this year.
He could still play. He should have waited for another offer. I'm sure it would have come sooner or later.
He's back !!!! I hope he lit up the scoreboard against The Knicks. Shove it down Donnie's throat.
Pumped to see him play Monday night. I got that NBA LEAUGE PASS MOBILE, since I live in DC, but wanted to keep an eye on my fantasy guys, but should be awesome for Monday that I'll be able to check this out on the IPhone. Anybody else have the app?
Routing against your own team. あほ.
I'm glad we flagged Iverson.
Donnie can sit back and be pleased he dodged getting a gimmick to delude or entice fans, while still achieving nothing. We have other goals in mind man. We don't need a repeat offending, problem child, wanna be gangster.
Surely you know that.
And if you think AI would have come in to this team and taken us to the playoffs, you're ****ing mental. He'll probably end up eating vaseline on youtube and then disappearing after a series of embarrassing events.
After watching his press conference last night I think the Knciks passed on a great opportunity to get one of the best players of the last decade, perhaps of all time. However I do understand what Ron Artest was talking about with the pressure of the NYKnicks. A.I. is an emotional guy that plays with a lot of passion. The knicks are a losing squad with a fan base as rabid as ever. NY would of chewed him up.
Still I would of got that jersey...
Good luck to A.I. (except when he's playing the knicks!)
What some people fail to realize is that Iverson is a motha****in Icon. He's the most influential baller in NBA history. He influenced so many kids who grew up in his era. People imitated his moves because they were revolutionary. They can also relate to the struggles he faced coming up in Virginia.
So, to all the haters: eat a dick!!!