Well after talking about how God directed him to Memphis to restart his career, God decided that since AI was not going to start for the Grizzlies it was time for him to take the road to Jericho, New York, or Miami.
This is such a shame. This guy still thinks he is too good to even consider coming off the bench. His pride is so huge that he’d rather sit at home or play at the local rec gym than to attempt to help an NBA team on the cusp win a championship.
There are plenty of great players who at some point came off the bench to help a team during their latter years. Iverson can’t score as prolifically as he used to, play the same amount of minutes effectively, let alone ‘D’ anybody up seriously. But yet in his mind if he isn’t introduced in the starting lineup he’d rather pass.
Of course he bailed out on the Pistons. He was set to get a second chance. Now he’s about to be Stephan Marbury or worse.
This has been a long standing issue for Sterling. And what gets me is the overwhelming silence around the league, including the NBA Players Association. What is most telling is the likes of NBA Czar David Stern not having one word to say about this owner in a league which is probably the most diverse in all of professional sports. This is the same David Stern who changed the dress code policy of players so that they don’t turn off sponsors with a ‘thug look.’ This is the same owner who fines and suspends players with the quickness for ‘off the court’ actions that hurt the image of the NBA whether convicted or not. This is the same David Stern who fines the likes of Mavericks owner Mark Cuban at the drop of a hat for merely speaking out on what he thinks will make the league better. Whether the commish agrees with Cuban or not, the very fact that he doesn’t hold the line in terms of some of his comments regarding league business, officiating etc. Cuban has racked up fines in the millions.
This owner discriminates to the point of having the United States Department of Jusice in his mix and there is complete silence from the NBA offices in New York. So what gives?