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Old 12-09-2006, 03:28 PM
BuzzRavanaugh BuzzRavanaugh is offline
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Default Hey Philly guys whats up with AI>>

Why isn't this guy afforded legend status. The guy is just warrior and plays hard every night--but stirs up more shit than anyone in the NBA and seems on is way out all the time.

Takes a horrible team to The Finals and played injured through it and it was one of the amazing performances.

By all accounts he hammers like a porn star.

Guy just has horrible people around him-- no marketing or people skills.
Buzz, I dont go to games. I buy all the Directv packages and watch them from the comfort of my own home! I dont like listening to all the fans nonsense at games! I pay for blonde women to come over and have sex with my hispanic hottie maid, and sometimes I get involved to make it a threesome! I like to lay in my pool during the day sipping on drinks that have umbrellas!

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Old 12-09-2006, 03:54 PM
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Default Hey Philly guys whats up with AI>>

I only know what I read, Buzz .. him an Mo Cheeks on the outs, but I know he wont be comin to Seattle .. too far from home. That's too bad.

Match AI vs TO and AI is the better athelete performance-wise.
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:33 PM
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Default Hey Philly guys whats up with AI>>

Is it just talk?? I heard yesterday about a move up North to play with Keven G.
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Old 12-09-2006, 04:36 PM
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Default Hey Philly guys whats up with AI>>

The owner of the team stated in a halftime interview that A.I. had most likely played his last game in a Philly uniform and he would try to fufill his request.

Only question is who is going to pay and how much they eat.
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Old 12-09-2006, 05:10 PM
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Default Hey Philly guys whats up with AI>>

Minnesota's owner came out today and said that a deal between the teams wouldn't be done because they won't be able to match contracts - they'd need to give Philly somewhere between $18-22 million in salaries back, and the only guy that Philly would really want would be Randy Foye. A three team trade is still a possibility, and hopefully it goes through. For all AI has done for Philly, he deserves a shot at a winner as his career creeps to an end. While Minnesota still wouldn't have the talent that the rest of the West does, it would give a historically clutch player a shot in the playoffs, which is a dream for KG. I would think that the Clippers would be a possibility as well, as Billy King is enamored with the thought of Livingston and Maggette. Boston also seems like a strong candidate, which would probably lead to Billy King's firing when AI came back to Philly and dropped 60.

It's a shame it has to come to an end, as he's perhaps the most popular player in the city's history. While he hasn't always been a model citizen, he plays his ass off every night only to see his team get embarassed. The fans seem to care so much about him that everyone wants to see him traded - not so much for the state of the team as opposed to seeing AI get a shot at a winner. He'll be given nothing but love and respect upon his return to the city, which very few athletes have ever gotten after asking to be traded (Schilling is one of the few that comes to mind).

Philly needs to blow the whole thing up by getting rid of Cheeks, King, Webber, and Dalembert while building a young team for the future. Hopefully they get a top 2 pick and get their hands on Oden or Durant - pairing one of them with Iguodala, Carney, and the young players acquired via trade would be a great start to rebuilding.
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Jesus, Joseph & Mary! I couldn't agree more!

<div class="FTQUOTE"><begin quote>"Philly needs to blow the whole thing up by getting rid of Cheeks, King, Webber, and Dalembert while building a young team for the future"</end quote></div>

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Old 12-09-2006, 05:57 PM
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Here's where he's likely placing calls:

1. Denver: This nearly happened in February, when the Sixers almost pulled the trigger on a deal that would have sent Iverson to the Nuggets for a package including Kenyon Martin. King denied that any talks with Denver got serious, blaming loose lips on the Nuggets.

Believe whomever you want.

But the Nuggets still have interest. With Martin shelved for the rest of the season, Carmelo Anthony is seeking a true second scoring option. Yes, J.R. Smith has been better than advertised, but George Karl, who has coached the likes of Gary Payton and Anthony Mason over the years, won't be intimidated by Iverson, and he is intrigued by playing his high-octane style with Iverson and Anthony flying up and down the court.

The Denver package would almost certainly include guard Andre Miller - whom the Sixers don't especially like, but desperation makes for strange conversions - and either of two veteran forwards, Eduardo Najera or Joe Smith. To make the deal work cap-wise, Philly would have to take a body or two from the pile of Julius Hodge, DerMarr Johnson or Jamal Sampson.

They're talking.

2. Boston: You all know how close things got around the draft, when the Sixers, Celtics and Jazz nearly pulled off a three-way deal that would have sent Iverson to Beantown, Carlos Boozer (and Boston's first-round pick) to Philly, and Wally Szczerbiak to the Jazz. Discussions have cooled considerably since then, with the Sixers still reluctant to move Iverson within the division and Utah certainly no longer taking calls about Boozer.

Without a third team, however, a deal with Boston is far less likely. Boston's not trading Paul Pierce, and the Sixers aren't much interested in Szczerbiak. The Celtics aren't wedded to all of their young players (Gerald Green and Delonte West are the current untouchables, with rookie Rajon Rondo an almost), but they no longer have contracts with enough loot to make a one-on-one deal possible.

That could change if Philly could coerce a team like, say, Minnesota to get involved along with Boston. (No, not for Kevin Garnett; think Ricky Davis and Mark Blount.)

They've talked. They'll probably talk again.

3. Indiana: The disappointing Pacers are looking to shake things up, and Larry Bird has always been an Iverson fan. The question, though, is whether Indiana, reeling from numerous public relations disasters involving its players, can bring A.I. to town. If they answer yes, they'd want to keep Jermaine O'Neal (otherwise, what's the point of the deal?), so the trade would have to involve point guard Jamaal Tinsley. The Sixers would certainly also ask for rebounding machine Jeff Foster. But would the Pacers also part with second-year forward Danny Granger or Marquis Daniels, the former Maverick?

Hear they're talking, but don't know how seriously.

4. Memphis: Any trade talks involving the Grizzlies have been on hold - at least that's what Jerry West has been saying - while the majority interest in the team was being pursued by former Duke player Brian Davis' group.

But it looks as if the Davis purchase may come a cropper, with the league taking the unusual step of publicly rebuking Davis last week for not providing all of the financial information the league needs to consider his bid.

If the faucet is eventually turned back on, the Grizzlies - 28th in the league in attendance through Thursday, at just more than 15,400 per game - desperately need someone who can fill FedEx Forum on a more regular basis.

5. Sacramento: A long shot, but if the Kings really are shopping Mike Bibby (not for Iverson, just shopping him), you have to give them a call.

6-29. Atlanta, Golden State, blah, blah, blah: We don't see another player out there now, but it takes only one phone call to change that.

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