No One Generates Love/Hate Like AI

This is a column on Allen Iverson. It will contain several references to some form of "polarization" or "controversial," nod to the sheer fantasy of Iverson's best games and invoke the pound-for-pound metric. It will also generate more comments than anything else posted here all month, most of them made by readers who made up their minds beforehand. The same is probably true for its author, who didn't even bother to make notes for this one. ↵
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↵Allen Iverson has cut ties with the Memphis Grizzles. As with everything else in Iverson's career, some of us will put it all on the veteran guard, others, the second party involved. As usual, it is the kind of situation that seemed doomed from the outset. Should the Grizzlies have realized that Iverson wouldn't come off the bench, and really didn't need him making a claim on the starting slots of their young guards? Or is this the time that AI should have either swallowed his pride and, as a Hall of Famer on a subpar team, either become a quasi-assistant or pay his dues in the rotation to prove his humility?
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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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