Allen Iverson: If Only

How many times have we said if only. If only things had been different. If only Allen Iverson had in his soul the desire to conform. If only he could have met others halfway. If only he could have eased up and hadn’t been stubborn and willful. If only Allen Iverson had a superstar teammate…

Shaq and A.I. Together Again

When Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson are shoulder to shoulder tonight, when they are inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame as the most extraordinary and iconic players of their generation, and after their numbers are reduced to a sum, there they will stand, two brilliant NBA scorers who, once upon a time, were the…

Lakers vs. 76ers: The Iverson Game

Every now and then extraordinary things happen in ordinary time. Such was the case on June 6th 2001 when Allen Iverson arrived in L.A. to play the defending champion Lakers who were 11-0 in the playoffs. It was supposed to be a NBA Finals rout. The Lakers incentivized dominance. Teams feared the Shaq-Kobe duo, the…