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Calling for The Answer?

Allen Iverson might still prove to be a free agent answer for the Miami Heat.

Apparently, Heat president Pat Riley hasn't abandoned his interest or pursuit of the 10-time NBA All-Star Iverson-badDetroit and former league MVP just yet.

According to a source close to Iverson (pictured right) on Thursday, Riley reached out to the 10-time NBA All-Star recently to let him know that the Heat "has continued interest in (Iverson's) services" and also that Miami "could be a great opportunity for us."

Speaking with reporters by phone from his Los Angeles home earlier this week, Riley acknowledged that there had been Heat interest in both Iverson and free agent guard Jamaal Tinsley. But Riley also said there were no plans to bring in a player to start ahead of rising second-year guard Mario Chalmers.

Riley also suggested he was less likely to bring in an established veteran now than before the Heat lost out in its chase for Lamar Odom, who was the team's top free agent target. Odom re-signed with the Lakers last week and turned away from the Heat's five-year, $34 million offer.

Obviously, Riley isn't ready to completely close the door - ever after Odom slammed one shut - on an Iverson addition to a roster that needs a proven, veteran perimeter scorer to complement Wade.

In addition to the Heat, Iverson had received at least some level of interest from the L.A. Clippers, New York Knicks and Memphis Grizzlies. The Clippers and Grizzlies were, at one point, reportedly ready to offer Iverson a one-year deal for about $5 million. Those teams were interested in A.I. as much for his potential box-office appeal as his slightly diminished but still productive basketball skills.

Iverson has said from the start of free agency in July that he would prefer to sign with the Heat and play alongside of Dwyane Wade if a deal could get done. But the Heat has downplayed its interest publicly and likely would only be interested in Iverson at a price between $1.3-$2 million for one season.

According to the source, the Heat has not yet made a concrete offer to Iverson. But Riley has told Iverson's camp that he will soon get back to them. Riley, according to the source, also asked that "before (Iverson) considers accepting any (other) offer, to please get back with him."

With each passing week, Iverson's market value only seems to decrease. His age (34), image issues and demands to be able to compete for a starting job make him an ill fit for many teams.

But at a bargain basement discount, he might be a worthwhile, short-term investment for the Heat.

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"According to a source close to Iverson (pictured left)" Damn... A.I. got fat!

way to insult ai, miami. You know you really aren't that great a team. I have to laugh at these teams who don't want their young players upset. I thought players went to camp, competed and the best players started.

I guess that's why these teams are consistent losers. What would make you think that a person would want to plunk down that kind of money for a ticket to see second rate players who may pan out, but may not and consistently see a second rate team. That just isn't the american way. don't insult ai - he's done nothing to deserve it.

AI needs Miami and Miami needs Wade.

The only issue is that if Chalmers starts, even if Iverson is cool with it, Mario will have a lot of pressure on himself to come out performing. It'll be tough to have a better player waiting on the sidelines.

There's no risk at all in signing Iverson. He's been working out all summer and he's in all out "prove" mode. And both AI and Riley are looking for 1 year deals.

No one's insulted AI, it is what it is. AI is past his prime, and he's a locker room killer. If he can come off the bench great, if he can't then he won't have a team to play for. That simple.

That's why no one has signed him yet.....the whole NBA has dissed him. You know practice...it's only practice.....not a game....but practice. Great quote AI.

correct that to "AI needs Miami and Miami needs AI"

(altho Miami does need Wade)....ah...long day.

anyway.....SIGN IVERSON,PAT!

@Fatty. You are a fool. That had me cracking right after I read it. Anywho, we have a 2nd year player that can learn alot sharing minutes with AI. I mean we are investing in a point guard that is not proven at all. He was steady but no where near spectacular last season. He has to beat AI in training camp to solidify a starting nod.

If you look at what happened to the Pistons when they got AI last year there coach got ripped by him and then fired. Then Rip got upset because he was the Pistons starting 2 guard and leading scorer for about 6 year and they benched him. Sheed wasn't getting involved and he's with Boston now. All AI had to do was go to Detroit and be the best 6th man in the NBA but instead he chose to milk an injury, rip his coach, mess up the chemistry and worst of all take a championship contender to the 8th seed and a first round sweep.

He can't start here because he needs the ball and he plays no defense. He gets steals but he can't keep people in front of him. Chalmers did the same thing last year but unlike AI he doesn't miss "practice" and he is working on those things this offseason. Iverson might is a bigger name but I'd take Flip Murray who accepts his role and plays harder.

joey_k are you nuts? Not alot of people play harder than AI. And missing practice? He missed zero in Denver and one in Detroit. It was just news because he's AI.

George Karl actually said that he was one of the hardest workers in practice. First one there last one out.

we should sign and trade A.I with DIAWARA, MAGLOIRE & BEVERLY to memphis in exchange for a young center more likely MARC GASOL & MIKE CONLEY a point guard to back- CHALMERS....... IT'S A GOOD DEAL!!!

pursue a trade deal to UTAH... HASLEM,JAMES JONES & QUINN for; CARLOS BOOZER PF & CJ MILES SF to back-up on BEASLEY......THIS MOVES COULD RILEY MAKE D-WADE HAPPY...

BLOUNT is still in the roster & free agent LUTHER HEAD=waived contract...& BUY-OUT CONTRACT OF BLOUNT!!! AS A RESULT WE GOT 13 PLAYERS FOR THE SEASON AS WHAT RILEY PLAN & WANT...

OUR LINE-UP NOW WOULD;

SG WADE/COOK/(*WAFER)
PG CHALMERS/CONLEY/(*WAFER)
SF BEASLEY/WRIGHT/MILES,CJ(SG)
PF BOOZER/(O'NEAL,J)/DOZIER
C O'NEAL,J./GASOL,M/ANTHONY

*SIGN UFA (ROCKETS) VON WAFER SG/PG TO COMPLETE THE 13 PLAYERS THAT RILEY WANTED!!! LET'S MAKE WADE STAY ON HEAT ORGANIZATION THIS COULD BE THE HELP WADE WANTED....

hope to see WRIGHT played as HE was before also for O'NEAL as HE was in INDIANA.... especially hope no one gets hurt or injured more likely if we could have BOOZER... for our own hero "the flash" D-WADE to stay healthy and strong... for COOK being consistent in hitting jump shots & draining 3's... great expectation on BEASLEY & CHALMERS for thier 2nd season....

on 2010 a lot of free agents good prospect for the team i think would be: LAMARCUS,ALDRIGE (PORTLAND)PF/C 6/11 HOPE THAT RILEY COULD ACQUIRE HIM... FOR FUTURE 1ST ROUND PICKS, OUR TEAM HAS 2 PICKS... SO IT COULD BE GOOD IF ONE OUR PICK WOULD BE; GREG MONROE C/PF 6/11 FROM GEORGETOWN..., AND THE OTHER ONE WOULD BE 6/6 SG... THIS ADDITIONAL PLAYERS FOR THE TEAM + THE LINE-UP ABOVE=16 PLAYERS IN ALL, COULD MAKE THE HEAT A CONTENDER FOR FINALS UNTIL 2013 I GUESS...
GOD BLESS THE HEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The KNICKS should be intrested in A.I. If teams(Memphis) are offering A.I one year deals, knicks should offer him a one year deal, since they want to do some moves in the 2010 season.
A.I can be a good fit also for Dantonis offense. Hes quick and he can shoot(perfect for Mike).

Somebody please contact the knicks and tell them about this.

Beasley will not start again.He will have to come off the bench and provide instant offense
.The offense could not go thru him with A I on
the floor.Beasley can't get a shot on the 2nd unit.Talk about a confidence booster for the 2nd best guy on the team.You would think,there
is no way this could happen.Then again,he is young and this is Miami.

AI does play hard and I exaggerated there and the Heat were a few wins away from home court advantage last year. They were also 1 win away from the 2nd round. Maybe Iverson can get us those wins and help us take another step. I think Wade would be happy with that kind of improvement. But AI has to get it his way and I don't know if Riley and Spo agree to his terms. If they do then it wouldn't be an issue because he can just go out and play.

NEW POLL: JUDGE THE MIAMI HEAT
How would you grade the Miami Heat's offseason and future plans so far? Great Job, Mediocre or Failure?
http://www.micropoll.com/akira/mpview/601588-189436

Results so far: 64% Failure, 27% Mediocre, 9% Great Job

we would NOT need AI on our rotation He is a great player but the again He will not fit on our team... it could be better to us if RILEY would sign and trade Him together with; MAGLOIRE,DIAWARA & BEVERLY to MEMPHIS for; MARC GASOL & MIKE CONLEY... this could be the HEAT needs...

RILEY must do something now!!! make some moves to upgrade the team... dont wait for 2010 free agency!!! bringing some big names in the team would not mean for championship... teamwork is the key to success... we dont need a franchise player on our team...
our team has good enough,if only they are to stay healthy... we just need back-ups on our key players... the line-up above is good enough when its done... 2010 free agency is just completing the journey or puzzle for the finals... a good prospect where we would get from free agency on feb.2010 that also be an impact to the team is, LAMARCUS ALDRIGE of PORTLAND... so if this done we have 14 players on the team... by 2010 draft class our team has 2 1st round pick... so, if we could get this 2 prospected draft= we got 16 players if we kept them all... im sure that this 2 prospect draft would possible join on the 1st round... i hope that we get lucky to get them..., no.1 prospect is; GREG MONROE 6/11 C/PF of GEORGETOWN and the 2nd is; JOSH HEYTVELT 6/11 PF/C of GONZAGA... THEN I GUESS THE HEAT WOULD BE A CONTENDER FOR CHAMPIONSHIP UNTIL 2013...

the team roster & rotation on 2010-2011 would;

G/SG WADE / COOK / WAFER/(MILES,CJ)
PG CHALMERS / CONLEY /(WAFER)
SF BEASLEY / WRIGHT / MILES,CJ
PF O'NEAL, J. / BOOZER / DOZIER /(ALDRIGE)
>MONROE,G. / >HEYTVELT,J.
C *ALDRIGE / GASOL,M./(O'NEAL,J.)/ANTHONY,J.
(MONROE,G.) / (HEYTVELT,J.)

*2010 FREEAGENCY.

>2010 1ST ROUND PICKS; (PROSPECT)

TOTAL PLAYERS = 16


GO HEAT!!! RILEY MAKE THIS HAPPEN & WILL SEE IF ODOM WOULD EXIST... LOL!!! GODBLESS THE HEAT!!!!

HEAT line-up accdg. to AGE;


O'NEAL, J. PF/C 6/11 31YR.OLD
BOOZER,C. PF 6/9 28YR.OLD
WADE, D. SG 6/4 27YR.OLD
ANTHONY,J. C 6/9 27YR.OLD

WRIGHT,D. SF/SG 6/9 24YR.OLD
DOZIER,R. PF 6/9 24YR.OLD
WAFER,V. SG/PG 6/5 24YR.OLD
GASOL,M. C 7/1 24YR.OLD
ALDRIGE,L. PF/C 6/11 24YR.OLD
CHALMERS,M. PG 6/1 23YR.OLD
HEYTVELT,J. PF/C 6/11 23YR.OLD
COOK,D. SG 6/5 22YR.OLD
MILES,CJ SF/SG 6/6 22YR.OLD
CONLEY,M. PG 6/1 22YR.OLD
BEASLEY,M. SF 6/9 20YR.OLD
MONROE,G. PF/C 6/11 19YR.OLD

FEEL THE HEAT!!! GO HEAT!!!


Yes Mike, AI is part of the answer. Again: AI+ DW= 45pts, 12+ assists, 3.5 steals, 15+ FT per game. That's production you can believe in.
p.s. Mario would get the fact he is the future PG of the Heat, but that this year and possibly next he would learn from one best guards ever to play the game--Mario needs to speed up his game to be a really effective PG-who best to teach him that aspect of his game than AI.

Greg Monroe will be a lottery pick. I do not think the Heat will be in a position to draft him. ( unless they have a total meltdown this season and finish in the bottom five.)P.Paterson or G.Lawi might fall to them in the middle of the first round. As for A.I. ... I think he would help the Heat make the playoffs .The east is much improved with Washington and Toronto looking like playoff teams this year.

I watched AI play for years in Philly, and let's face it, the Sixers have stunk ever since he left. While he has some weaknesses, his strengths (uh, such as scoring) far outweigh them. He played very well in Denver, but nobody did well in Detroit because Curry was a God-awful coach and few of those players were happy underneath him.
AI would love to play alongside Wade, just as he did Anthony in Denver, and he wouldn't have to guard the lightening-quick PGs of the West. Do it Miami!
Oh, one more thing: You will never find a more candid, interesting postgame interview than AI. He's the real deal. A fascinating guy who has really matured. Plus, he was able to rest up his body last year and will be ready to go, guaranteed.

A.I. hasn’t lost a step. He is as good as ever.

He was just willing to sacrifice his game for the Pistons who were a slow down team that due to a pouting Rip Hamilton back stabbing him in the locker room were simply not willing to play when Iverson was on the court.

The last five full games Iverson played with the Pistons, he was stealing the ball, was lightening fast and averaged 21 points, 6 assists and 4 rebounds. And that’s without trying to take many shots.

Iverson is still a superstar. Just give him the minutes and the right team.

My only issue with AI as a 1 year lease is that he is a ball hog. Chalmers can't develop and Wade can't score if AI is busy dribbling in circles and taking shots. Unless the Heat are convinced that AI can either share the rock more and or mostly be on the floor when Wade is out, I don't think they will pull the trigger.

Wade was healthy last year, but you need veteran insurance. J.O. proved in the playoffs that his knees can't be trusted yet. Iverson gives the Heat that insurance. "Nobody plays better with 5 stiffs than A.I." (C. Webber, not me)

Worst case is that Chalmers doesn't get as many mins, but he'll get a better sparing partner than he's ever had.

People forget, but AI and Larry Brown took a getting-old Mutumbo, George Lynch, Aaron McKie, Eric Snow and Raja Bell team to the Finals! He is still a great player . . .

Nice Job yet again Mike, this is the kind of article we are looking for. I want AI badly. The man is a stud. D. Wade usually gets hurt, last year being the exception. I would love to have AI in to handle the scoring load when wade is injured. Also, AI deserves a chance to start. If you go ahead and assume Chalmers is the starter all season long, that breeds complacency for both the starter and the backup. Either way bring AI home lol!

Stop the B.S. and sign A.I. now!!! Heaven forbid that Wade goes down with a knee injury and now someone else has to pick up the scoring slack. And even at 34, Iverson can still post 25 to 30 points a game and get to the free throw line 10 times a game getting his defenders in foul trouble. Sign the man already before someone else does!!!

Sign A.I., Trade for Boozer, and watch D. Wade win MVP hands down this upcoming season. Did I say MVP? I meant Finals MVP.

cmon,..pat sign ai ai give him a chance to play.. and im pretty sure he is nw 100 percent and also he can help dwade in scoring punch with ai and dwade a team this team is gonna be a title contnder..and im sure about it this season is gonna be ai season and get his 2nd mvp award..

AI is great player... no question about that but in our team He could not be longer needed coz as RILEY says He will not bring another player that would start over CHALMERS, ai wanted to start rather than coming off the bench... AI could be good to us if RILEY would sign & trade Him together with DIAWARA,MAGLOIRE & BEVERLY to MEMPHIS in exchange for GASOL,MARC & either CONLEY,MIKE/WILLIAM,MARCUS this trade could be better on our team... at the same time will push the trade to UTAH; HASLEM,JONES,QUINN for BOOZER & MILES,CJ... we'll signed UFA, WAFER,VON... acquire WALLACE,G. exchange for DOZIER,R.+ CASH CONSIDERATIONS... waived contract of HEAD... BUY-OUT BLOUNT!!! then, we could assure D-WADE would sign an extension... at the same we are contender now!!! GO HEAT!!! GO RILEY DO IT!!!

so our rotation would look like this;

G WADE / MILES,CJ / COOK

PG CHALMERS / WAFER / WILLIAMS,M or CONLEY

PF BOOZER / O'NEAL,J.

C GASOL,M / ( O'NEAL,J. ) / ANTHONY

SF BEASLEY / WALLACE,G. / WRIGHT,D.

SO WE STICK TO PLAN TO HAVE 13 PLAYERS THIS 2009... BY 2010 FEB. FREE AGENCY ANTHONY, JOEL WOULD EXPIRE HIS CONTRACT WE COULD WAIVE HIM & ACQUIRE A GOOD FREE AGENT LIKE LAMARCUS ALDRIGE PF/C WHO COULD BRING IMPACT & SOLIDIFY OUR TEAM... THIS COULD BE OUR ROTATION ON PF & CENTER POSITIONS;

PF O'NEAL / BOOZER / ( ALDRIGE )

C ALDRIGE / GASOL,M. / ( O'NEAL )

SO, WE GOT 13 PLAYERS STILL ON 2010...


BY JUNE 2010 WE GOT 2 DRAFT PICKS 1ST ROUND...

GOOD PROSPECT 2010 DRAFT ON OUR TEAM MORE LIKELY;

PATTERSON,PATRICK PF 6/9 GEORGIA TECH.

MONROE, GREG C/PF 6/11 GEORGETOWN

AS A RESULT WE ADD THIS 2 DRAFT PICK TO MAKE OUR ROSTER 15... AGAIN WITH THIS PICKS WE UPGRADE OUR TEAM TO BE CONTENDER UNTIL 2013-2014... THE ROTATION AGAIN ON PF & CENTER SPOT LOOK LIKE THIS...

PF O'NEAL / BOOZER / PATTERSON / (MONROE)

C ALDRIGE / GASOL,M. / MONROE / (JO)


SO WHAT YOU THINK NOW FOR A TEAM IF THIS HAPPEN....???? = A DYNASTY!!! lol.... oh yeah!!! GOD BLESS THE HEAT!!!

If AI and Wade are on the team, how is Beasley ever gonna get the ball? Oh yeah, and Jermaine O'Neil is expecting to be more involved too. Iverson is a great *guard*, but not a great point guard. For what a real point guard can do for a team, look no further than Chauncey Billups. Heck, Derek Fisher would help more than Iverson starting as point guard. He only started as point in many of his years because he is short. Otherwise, he's no point guard.

IVERSON is the hardest working player in the NBA, he gives 100% in every game.
Pat Riley is so knowledgeable in basketball, he knows AI would be a great asset to any team.
Detroit disrespected Iverson, the team was going downhill BEFORE he played for them,the Pistons were never great after they lost Larry Brown and Ben Wallace.
Stuckey is their star and he is NOT ready to be!

From the Ira Winderman's latest Q&A: "I, too, have been surprised by how definitive Pat has been in talking about the role Michael will have at small forward and drawing a line when it comes to Chalmers starting no matter who is added."

Should we laugh now?

Don tinfoil hats?

Frolic on grassy knolls?

That's why most blog (blather? bleat? bloviate?) while fewer *do*.

It's also why Riley, mistakes and all, will always be a better bet to NBA owners than any hack leading the blind and blindered.

What Riley recently said about Chalmers starting is simply Rileyspeak for "We picked Mario. Mario was a steal. Mario has a tremendous future. Several teams have asked about Mario. Mario is staying put."

When USA Basketball ignores Beasley but invites 1st-year contemporaries likw Eric Gordon, Anthony Randolph, DJ Augustin, Kevin Love, Brook Lopez, Greg Oden, OJ Mayo, Russell Westbrook, Javale Mcgee even and despite Beasley hanging out at the Thomas & Mack Arena in Las Vegas during team practices, it probably *isn't* just Beasley-hating psychos who perceive MB-the-rookie as something less than the sum of his scoring parts.

Fact: Beasley is 1 of only 3 players of *any* height, *any* position at *any* age over the last 4 seasons who -- when projected over 36 mpg -- would average 26+ppg, 10+rpg but require 24+% of team usg/touches despite a PER of less-than 20 to put up those numbers [ www.tr.im/w0WG ].

The other 2?

Zach Randolph.

Antawn Jamison.


Great numbers, lousy teammate. Err, rather a lousy teammate for WINNING teams. (n.b. Yes, IW, for similar reasons the Lakers will NOT repeat nor revisit the Finals with Con Artest even IF they stay healthy, ergo Odom's "regret").

Ibid. Glenn Robinson for earlier correlates.

Can/will Beasley change? Get a clue? Understand the big AND small things to help his team win? Maybe. Possibly.

But Chalmers, according to more meaningful numbers, is already there, and should only get better if he continues apace.

How so?

Rio finished *5TH* among ALL rookies last year in Win-Shares -- i.e., each share is based on the positive or negative offensive/defensive production of each player PER POSSESSION *regardless* of team won-loss record. In BBR's formula a player can actually accumulate negative win shares based on negative-net oncourt time [ www.tr.im/w0YT ].

Hence, rookies like Rio, Marc Gasol, Brook Lopez, Kevin Love -- even Rudy Fernandez -- ALL earned more win-shares than Rose, Beasley or Mayo despite gaudier per-minute "numbers" by the latter and the "hype" that goes with it.

So where DOES Chalmers rank among rookie starting (25+mpg) guards over the last 10 yrs qualified by 4+ win-shares and a projected assist-average of 5+apg over 36 mins?

5th among the only 10 who qualified (25+mpg, 4+ win-shares, 5+apg/36mpg [ www.tr.im/w0V3 ].

4th among 22 who earned less than 4 win-shares as rookies [ www.tr.im/w0Uh ].

Is making any list where Chris Duhon qualifies something to crow about? Maybe not.

But when you do MORE of the big OR little things to earn more win-shares AS A ROOKIE than Brandon Roy, Kirk Hinrich, Tony Parker, Deron Williams, Mike Bibby, Ramon Sessions, Raymond Felton, Jason Williams or even -- gasp! -- Dwyane Wade, it's hardly a head-scratcher when your team-president professes faith in your abilities and/or disinterest in signing a more experienced star/starter.

Heatstroked is an understatement.

Whereas "redbaby" is a thumbsucking diaper rash blogging without a clue?

"Yes Mike, AI is part of the answer."


Yeah spedbaby, the question was "Who will dumbass Heat fans pray for to guarantee LESS wins than the season b4?"

well, i have to say signing ai would look good on paper, but he has to come in knowing that this is a chance to prove he still is an all-star and can still play the game at a high level... but i would trade for camby and slide o'neil to the powerforward spot... then sign stackhouse to come off the bench or let him compete for a starting role at the smallforward spot... but this season for now looks troubled, i think a move or two is needed asap,... lets see what happens...

Okay...lets look at it like this. AI is still raw! He got his minutes cut and still had good numbers with Detroit. You dont trade for someone like AI and put him on the bench. He is still a 27+ points a game guy. The reason that Detroit lost is because of coaching. You dont put Rip or Iverson down. You make them work together. You put Stuckey down. He is not polished like AI or Rip. If we want to go back even further to Denver. AI was playing on a team when majority of the team was injured at a certain time. If it wasnt Camby,or Nana it was Melo. Like always AI gets the blame for that. How would ANY player do with two to three of there starters out majority of the season. Last thing. When will the world realize that AI is a shootingGuard just like Kobe, Wade, etc. He is suppose to have the ball in his hands. All stars have to shoot. Its all because of his apperience and most important. His height...just because you are short doesnt mean you have to be a point guard.

U got it right Blk Trucker!

AI would be a great addition to the HEAT. Players get injured, and the rookies need a veteran sparring partner.

I just want to add that RIP and the rest of the key players in DETROIT were suffering from a loss of a great leader -- Billups (lets not even talk about the coach).

Bring-in a controversial superstar who obviously does not fit into the DETROIT system and what do you get - further demoralization.

To blame AI for Piston's performance is unfair.

So Pat - get the man already. Please

AI should consider comming off the bench for the Heat. If he were in the game for those 10- 12 minutes Wade gets his rest and then the final 8 crunch time minutes I think he'd get the same ammount of shots as he would if he played 35- 40 minutes next to Wade and Beasley in a starting role. He probably should and would get more than 20 minutes off the bench but those would be the minutes he'd be needed the most. We almost got into the 2nd round without any other scoring threat in the starting lineup and no consistent scorer off the bench. Moving Beasley to a starters role and Iverson to the bench would easily resolve that. Having AI in that role could give us 10 more wins and deeper into the playoffs. If Riley can't get AI to agree to those terms he should still try to sign him and give him the spot ahead of Chalmers but I think that's the situation that would help the Heat and AI the most. AI gets the same ammount of shots and he gets to avoid having to play 40 minutes a night at 33 years old on a 6 foot 170 pound frame. All while proving he still can contribute and play at a high level.

ai have alot to show to his fans this year, any team that gets him will be better than last season also dont mention gates receipt will increase, notice that teams are not offering the usual expensive deals seems like only lebron, wade and koby can get those deals reason they entertain the fans iverson his great, its unfair what they are saying and doing to him i just hope that this year he is injured free and just shut up those player haters who could not even made their high school team or a team with wade he will shine miami dont sign ai this season wade will not be there next season the stands will be empty note that lebron said he is waiting until next year, can you imagine that combination or wade lebron and shaq plus AI thats a dream team.

chill, heatstroked.

Why is everyone always dogging AI's tenure with Denver? Didnt help them to 2 50 win seasons while he was there WHILE Nene and certain others were "hurt" all the time???? Somebody, explain. From what i saw, Denver lost to the SAME EXACT TEAM they lost to when AI was there IN THE PLAYOFFS. Guess who that was? LOS ANGELES. Somebody explain how "Mr. Big Shot" changed all that!

& please, cut the crap. AI's still got 3-4 years left in him of being an elite player (same thing for chauncey). AI + Wade would EASILY be the best backcourt tandem in the NBA. Pretty soon you'll see media hypocrites bragging about it and how they were "right all along" a few weeks into the season. Then all these "haters" will be no where to be found and have NOTHING to say. AI's "The Answer" for a reason. People need to stop acting like he gave his own self that nickname. We're talking about a 10-time NBA allstar and 2 time MVP here. Enough said.

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