- Allen Iverson* - The Hornets want him, but the Hornets don't want him. That about sums that up. Iverson is publicly saying all the right things, but it's not making a difference. No one seems to want him, and because of what happened last year, he brought this upon himself. If he really has learnt humility, is it too late to make a difference? Not yet, but nearly.
Allen Iverson - I can't think of a single team for whom signing Allen Iverson is a good idea. I mean, if it didn't work out on Philadelphia, where WILL it work out? As far as I see it, Charlotte remains the only possibility. And I think it would have happened by now.
Allen Iverson famously drew the ire of NBA commissioner David Stern when an album he had made under the soubriquet "Jewelz" was said to contain defamatory and hateful lyrics about homosexuals. Iverson eventually consented to changing some of the lyrics, one of which was "come to me with those faggot tendencies and you'll be sleeping where the maggots be." Ultimately, the album was never released. But this song was; named "40 Bars," it contains the aforementioned lyrics, and differs from most of what we have heard so far. Whereas much of the above is people talking about how good they are, Iverson instead chooses to talk about how bad everyone else is.
[...] The All-Star game itself was not half bad, either. The first and thus far only All-Star game to go to double overtime, it saw 300 total points scored, an in-his-prime Allen Iverson doing what an in-his-prime Allen Iverson did at All-Star games, and an in-his-prime Kevin Garnett dominate proceedings on his way to the MVP trophy. Shaq faced off with Brad Miller for the first significant time since Shaq tried to kill him, an amusing in-game report spoke of Antoine Walker and Paul Pierce’s outrages at playing so few minutes, Yao Ming looked woefully out of place on his way to two points and two rebounds, and the close finish saw the game’s very best turn up the intensity and play at something resembling their very hardest. It was good fun to watch, right down to the Zydrunas Ilgauskas experience. Even the 52 turnovers were aesthetically pleasing.
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that nation. If a league or division name is expressly stated, it's not
the top division. The only exceptions to this are the rare occasions where
no one league is said to be above the other, such as with the JBL/BJ League
split in Japan.