Fans and enthusiasts can now rejoice and breathe a sigh of relief. Allen Iverson has returned to the “City of Brotherly Love.” The news that had plenty of supporters in a tizzy, is now a mere afterthought as he’s set to give his first NBA team a boost in their roster. No surprises here. Did anyone really believe the league would let a capable marquee player sit out without a bigger probable cause than a cry for attention? Who does he look like? Latrell Sprewell?
Iverson, his agent and business manager met with team president Ed Stefanski, coach Eddie Jordan and two other members of the organization Monday to talk about returning. He was offered a one-year, non-guaranteed contract Tuesday, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the talks were private.
“We had, at times, a rocky road with Allen Iverson, but we also had a fantastic run with Allen,” Peter Luukko, COO of Comcast-Spectacor, which owns the 76ers and Flyers, told The Associated Press. “The expectations with Allen have changed dramatically. We’re not looking for Allen to individually lead this team the way he has in the past.”
After the ticker-tape parades and jersey sellout fiasco’s, it needs to be down to business for the befuddled 76ers. What good could come out of this? The hopeful say the situation is a win-win for both parties. AI gets to keep his assprint off the chair cushions while the Sixers can look to compete (with some) of the teams in the Eastern Conference. All eyes will be on Iverson as he’s expected to suit up next Monday against who else?
His former team, the Denver Nuggets.
But regardless of the outcome, he’s back. Him and the boy Jay got more in common than just ballin’ and rhyming. Get it…ahhh nevermind.