When I reported about a week ago (AI Leaves Grizz For Personal Reasons) I was pretty sure that was the last you would see Allen Iverson in a Memphis Grizzlies uniform and now it has come to past.
According to the Commercial Appeal, A.I. will be waived within the next couple of days and will be able to sign with any team of his choice.
I believe that team to be the Cleveland Cavaliers remember where you heard it first.
The Memphis situation was destine for failure from the beginning. You can’t take a player who is use to be treated like a “Rock Star” and expect him to be happy with one of the worse franchises in the NBA. Add on to the fact Iverson thinks he is still the AI of 2002, so he could not and would not accept being a bench player on a bad team. I am surprised it took three game to be honest.
The question begs is Iverson willing to put his ego in check to be a bench player on a good team or will he continue to be a “cooler” wherever he goes and make the situation worse?
If Lebron makes the decision he wants AI in the Cleveland he will be there. If not don’t be surprised if he goes to the Knicks where he can shoot 100 times a game average 25 points and lose almost every night.
The sad thing about it, is Iverson would be a great 6th man if he would just wrap his mind that he isn’t an elite player anymore. He can be effective just not elite. I don’t think being around Lebron could help him at this point.
On the positive note this new development has given me another opportunity to implore you to watch this video:
ALLEN IVERSON STARRING IN “PRESS HOP”