What’s up Yard?! I know I’ve been gone for way too long but training camp is upon us and I’ve been real busy! Camp is actually coming to an end and I’ve got my first preseason game tomorrow as my Wizards face the Memphis Grizzlies (who recently signed Allen Iverson aka the Answer)! Since we’re playing against the Answer tomorrow, one issue that my team has brought up is the blatant disrespect that’s been given to him since the end of last season.
I’ve read article after article trashing the Answer. There was one article in which ex-GM Billy King states that the Answer has lost a step and has a questionable jump-shot at best! Upon reading this I was like – “what is he talking about?” Anyone who plays in the NBA knows that the Answer has still got it. If he lost a step, somewhere along the way he found it! I don’t even understand how someone with good basketball intelligence can say that. By the end of the 07-08 season, he averaged over 26 points per game. His season came to an end in May of that year with Denver. What his critics want you to believe is that from then until the end of the 08-09 season, he lost a step? I don’t even think that’s physically possible! What I’m trying to tell you Yard is that in a few months, the Answer did not lose a step, he simply got traded into a less than desirable situation in Detroit. And even then, he didn’t have a great year by his own standards but I don’t think that the 19 points and 7 assists he averaged is something to turn your nose up at!
Here’s the real situation – the Answer has always been a player to go against the establishment and when he finally slipped off his pedestal, everyone that had a problem with him decided to bombard him all at once. Saying things from “he’s a bad teammate” to “he’s not a leader” and things like that. I read one article that said that the Answer was the only thing holding the 76ers back from being a championship level team! From what I saw, he was the only thing holding them back from being a lottery team! He won every award possible from All-Star MVP and scoring champ to league MVP. Somewhere between all of these articles this seems to have been forgotten and left out. I’m hoping that the Answer returns to form and shuts up all of his critics so he can get the proper respect that a future Hall of Famer deserves!
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Aight Yard, I’m out!