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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by markie8002000, Mar 5, 2009.
So if Iverson retires and goes into the Hall of Fame would he go in as a Piston? It would be great if Curry gave his induction speech.
That's cold. Here's a more AI-friendly perspective A.I. prepared to leave game quicker than he once played - NBA - CBSSports.com Basketball Procrastination is my best friend and the reason i'm up at 3 in the morning.
I try to keep a stiff upper lip. Not to get too down on the team. But everyone has checked out mentally, except Curry who never checked in. Stuckey, Rip, Tay, Sheed, AI. All checked out. I feel damn sorry for Dice. And Walter Hermann. I'm really disappointed in AI. I tried to stick with him, to try to keep an open mind, but a man's character is not set by how he handles being an All-Star or Scoring Champion. A man's character is determined when his back hurts and he is asked to make a sacrifice for the team. The contrast in character between AI and Dice is night and day. I'm actually anxious for the season to end now. This leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Also, if the AI drama carries on, I will have to ban more people, and I'm tired of that Plus, Ernie ran out of AI material that was even marginally funny about 2 weeks ago, but no one has the heart to tell him that. :P ;) Oh well.
Kinda sounds like a death sentence to any possible contract he could get this summer.
Interesting. I can see why he wouldn't want to carry on if he is not good enough to be a main player and lets be real 18 mins per game is a demotion, but he still thinks he is, so rather than saying all this stuff, he should try and show why he shouldn't be a bench player, prove your point with your play.
Good post here. I've been very concerned as well. I just don't feel like talking current season anymore. I'll be sad when Dice leaves. I just wish somebody coulda seen this mess coming, and done something about it.
This whole situation has been misjudged, mishandled, and just plain screwed up from Joe to Curry to the other Pistons players and right down to Iverson himself. I don't much care for anybody but Dice right now. It's time to clean house IMO. Start with the coach, and then dump every guy that decided to tank it when ever there was controversey this season, which would unfortunately be everyone except Antonio and the bench.
I'd rather this team just missed the playoffs entirely, which would at least have us holding out hope for striking it in the draft lotto. That won't happen though. Nothing better than a first round KO seems to be on the horizon. Followed by a mid-draft pick nobody knows.
I see the KO as nothing less than the appropriate ending to this season.
As long as his jersey are selling he certainly can get a new contract.
Now that is some old fashioned wisdom. It's all about the Benjamins folks.
Reading Curry's comments in the papers today, it seems AI is basically going to pick up Rip's scraps rather than being the sixth man, so I guess that's why he's mad, this is different from Rip going to the bench it seems.
After AI went off in the media yesterday, and presumably some things were probably said before that privately, AI is done with this team. TBH, I can't understand why they are even running him out there at all. It's pretty funny actually. The Pistons are no longer posting AI's post game comments on their site.
Gotta get into the playoffs to give the newbies more of a taste. Losing in the playoffs as a team can strengthen bonds. Stuckey can expereience what it's like as a starter when the other team has a full scouting report on him. Joe can see how certain guys react. If nothing else, MC needs to experience what it's like going up against a coach and team 4 games in a row.
Aren't all the 'AI Will Retire' articles saying the same thing? He wants to go to a team where he can start and that will let him dribble around as much as he wants until he can find his opportunity to score, but him dribbling all over the place looking for his shot is why he isn't starting here. It amazes me that people will say the Pistons didn't give him a chance or that the players tanked to get him sent to the bench.
I don't think it is a foregone conclusion that they'll get swept in the playoffs. (It feels like DET has lost 40 games in a row - how far behind were these other teams?) I feel there is an unbelievable run of bad luck mixed in with the poor play and if they could get most of their players on the court they'll be OK. They played the best team in the L on the road in their disjointed state with most of the players having bad games and had a chance to win.
I believe this then i look at who's coaching the team.
Me neither. He doesn't want to be here and team morale is at an all time low. It's just a bad situation from every angle.
i just read Mccloskey's comments Commentary: Allen Iverson's only concern is himself | detnews.com | The Detroit News and I cant believe they pay him to write what I said three months ago!!!!! LOL It's amazing what losing can reveal.
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