Iverson Gets a Present, Predicts Playoffs and Beyond

More from the Iverson press conference, this time via the Memphis Flyer:

The Grizzlies introduced Allen Iverson at a press conference in the lobby of FedExForum before a large group of local media, civic dignitaries, and excited fans. Even before he took the stage, Iverson proved a uniting force, as Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowry and former mayor Willie Herenton shook hands before taking seats only a few feet apart.

Asked what his expectations were, Iverson spoke his first words as a Griz player: "To win. When you talk about the Memphis Grizzlies, a lot of people say just getting to the playoffs is enough. My goals are a lot different."

Iverson, who touchingly seemed to tear up midway through the press conference, said all the right things: "I look at the roster and see the young talent that we have and I know we can be a good team."

We'll have more as the news and analysis continues to emerge, but as far as I'm concerned, this makes it all complete:

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