Blog Focus: Where Will Allen Iverson Sign?
Now that Allen Iverson's career with the Memphis Grizzlies is over after, um, three games, plenty of debate has been going on online about where he will end up, ranging from New York to Europe to his career's over.
Let's take a look at some of the theories in the NBA blogosphere:
The Score: "The Daily News mentions that the Knicks considered signing Iverson during the summer, but thought better of it. However, after their 1-9 start to the season, they may roll the dice. Plus, he comes with the added bonus of being an absolute gift to the local media, providing an ample distraction for them to get all worked up about, and maybe gives a the folks piloting that disaster a bit of a reprieve from the spotlight."
Zags Blog: "Iverson, 34, becomes an unrestricted free agent Wednesday and the Knicks have an open roster spot. In order to open up playing time, the Knicks would likely have to sever ties with veteran Larry Hughes, one of six key Knicks with expiring contracts."
No Guts, No Glory: "Iverson left the team on Nov.7 to deal with "personal matters," but the biggest reason, in my opinion, for his departure was his off-the-bench role wasn't what he expected. It took a lot for the 10-time All-Star, former scoring champ, and MVP to sign a 1-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, but to play in Memphis and come off the bench is simply beneath Iverson."
The Baseline: "Allen Iverson was, and still is, heaven or the great below. He shakes basketball to its very foundations or, according to some, is foolish enough to think he can. He changed the game, though not necessarily for the better. We have been forced to take him at face value, and in the process awaken all sorts of even more inspirational, or degrading, feelings about race, culture, and the structure of American society. "Ambivalence" doesn't even fit. That was Kobe; Iverson is a player who exists in two different worlds."