Guidos love Sixers more than AI
Posted by Ricky - Sixers4guidos on December 13, 2006
To sum it up, these are my feelings about the Allen Iverson case. You all know the facts so no need to repeat it for the 198.000th time. Here we want to express our standpoint about the facts. Just for your information, I am writing this post without knowing where he will land, rumors are countless and we won’t follow them. Let’s wait for new facts, again.
1) I loved Iverson as a player. A Sixers player. No, please don’t come up with the lame “groupie” stuff. I am old enough to know basketball and to realize when you are watching a great player. And Iverson is a great player. Not a leader? How come a player that carries a team with George Lynch and Tyrone Hill as starting forwards to the NBA finals, not be a leader?
A loser? Well he might end his career without a ring, but in my book he will still be a winner. He would be at the Reggie Miller-John Stockton-Charles Barkley level. Winners who accidentally happen to end their careers without a ring. But the title is not the only standard to measure a career. If you think that Mark Madsen (two rings) is a winner while Iverson isn’t, feel free to do it. And move to another blog.
2) That’s why I really wish him good luck, and I hope he does win a ring elsewhere. If not with the Lakers, I would appreciate. But anyway…. hey, a bum like Antoine Walker & a jackass like Gary Payton (finally) got a ring: if Iverson won’t, it would be the confirm that there is something wrong in the NBA. Good luck Allen, then.
3) Now we (I mean: Sixers) have to move on and take the best offer for Iverson. I don’t care if he ends up in a team that doesn’t have a shot to get a ring. If the deal is good for the Sixers, let’s do it. Charlotte? Ok. Boston? Why not, if it benefits us. Clippers? yes, I always liked the Clippers ! Lakers? (Oh, well, the Lakers no, please…)
4) yes, because at the end of the day we will always be Sixers fan.
Players change, Sixers remain. True fans remain. We are true fans. Sixers fans, not [insert name of any player here] fans. We passed through the Sharone Wright, Fred Carter years, we survived the horrible “starred” jerseys of the Shawn Bradley era. And always loved the team. We won’t quit now, even if our beloved player is gone.
Go Sixers !