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Iverson not the answer at Palestra event

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08:03 AM ET 09.22 | We may have to put this edition of the Allen Iverson comeback on hold, too. After hearing there was a possibility that [Iverson] might be a participant in Sunday's "Battle of I-95" at the Palestra, I had two thoughts: logically he could play for either team given his Newport News upbringing and Georgetown attendance for college (Team Melo candidate) or because of his accolades as a Philadelphia favorite son over his 10-plus seasons as a Sixer (Team Philly candidate). The second thought is he really going to play? The answer to that thought is no. Gary Moore, Iverson's longtime friend and manager, confirmed that the now 36-year-old Answer will not participate.

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September 22, 2011  08:36 AM ET

He still has his market if he plays in China

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September 22, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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Say what you will, but Iverson is a HOFer. One of, if not the best ever little tanacious scoring machine with a muscle heart. He has a lotta hate out there, but his accomplishment speaks volumes if you can get around the hate.

I could not agree more.

September 22, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Did you think it was Practice, Bro?

September 22, 2011  09:48 AM ET

I have to say that I kind of feel a little sorry for AI and the way his career is ending. How did this happen?

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September 22, 2011  10:27 AM ET

just go away.......and stay away

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September 22, 2011  12:01 PM ET

Iverson not the answer at Palestra event

Iverson hasn't been the "Answer" for a long time. Too bad; all the talent in the world, and no damn sense.

September 22, 2011  12:16 PM ET

A I is the Answer to Miami Heat as Riley needs a PG and he likes old players.

September 22, 2011  12:32 PM ET

His image finally did him in. He did a lot as far as helping the NBA become profitable but in the end he was to "street" for the white audiences that were paying his million dollar contract. He did not fit the image of a person most white observers would imagine their daughters being with or their sons becoming.

Remember when David Stern implimented the dress code because too many of the black players were wearing baggy jeans, shirt tail out of pants, Timberland boots untied, tatoos and braids, ball caps with doo rags underneath the ball caps, the ice/bling/jewelry dangling from around their neck with the stones in their ear, driving the finest of cars, living in Mansion and banging all that white ****? That attitude had to stop, that image was too appealing to the young white kids and a lot of white families attending the games had a vision of their daughters being caught up in the game. You know that image of having too much control and having too much success doing something your extremely good at without having to slave to hard to get it.

Players such as Artest (Metta World), Rasheed, Zach Randolph, J.r. Ryder and every player that resembles the Dennis Rodman era will have to go if it depends on the white dollar that pay the black players.

September 22, 2011  12:33 PM ET
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A I is the Answer to Miami Heat as Riley needs a PG and he likes old players.

I approve this message!

September 22, 2011  12:34 PM ET
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Did you think it was Practice, Bro?

And this one too

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September 22, 2011  01:54 PM ET
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Say what you will, but Iverson is a HOFer. One of, if not the best ever little tanacious scoring machine with a muscle heart. He has a lotta hate out there, but his accomplishment speaks volumes if you can get around the hate.

Agreed not to mention he play some pesky defense

September 22, 2011  01:55 PM ET
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He was never the answer to any team. He was always the problem.

Wrong he was the answer for a few years in Philly...withought him they'd a never met the Lakers in the ship

September 22, 2011  03:42 PM ET
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I thought AI was dead....

You don't get paid for thinking....do ya?

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September 22, 2011  04:56 PM ET
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Wrong answer! It was Larry Brown coaching a mediocre team in a very weak eastern conference back then. The Answer became the problem after that accidental finals appearance. His head got too big and thought he could do it all by himself....

WRONG ANSWER!!! lol...He waas the MVP of the league that year and led the league in steals at 2.5per game, and averaged 31.1 points per game....He had a playoff high of 48 points and beat the lakers in game 1, he might of lost the series but he still had great performances and averaged like 36 ppg in the series, so after all that you cant tell me that coach larry brown was the only reason they made it there, now im not saying he was the greatest team player, but during his career at Philly he was one of the greatest scorers to ever play the game....so THE ANSWER was an offensive answer, defensive answer, but not a team player answer

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