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Re: “The Iverson Dilemma: Logic Doesn't Live Here Anymore

BruceVangarden- And if that is all you have then all I can say is 'pity da' foo'!

Posted by jackflash on 11/04/2009 at 6:41 PM

Re: “The Iverson Dilemma: Logic Doesn't Live Here Anymore

BruceVanWyngarden- Geez it is really feeling surreal. Do I really have to point out to you that YOU are supposedly the editor of the Flyer (my objectivity allowed me to use this euphemism over some other possible metaphors) and as the Editor you should be objective instead of admittedly subjective. Well at least if you are attempting any journalistic ethics.

Posted by jackflash on 11/04/2009 at 6:33 PM

Re: “The Iverson Dilemma: Logic Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Chris Herrington- Anyone is free to disagree, but your preoccupation with Iverson coming off the bench comes off as being something more visceral and your logic about the team breaks down when you consider that Conley probably shouldn't be playing more than 15-18 minutes a game anyway. On what planet is a team successful when their startng POINT plays 18 min and is their worst starter. Point guards set the tone for a team and lead on the court. Unless you consider wimpy drives to the basket and the inability to score or gather assists as good qualities in your team leader and point guard, then the idea of Conley starting over Iverson is simply wrong. Are you sure your preoccupation with Iverson being the sixth man, isn't related to a desire to keep him in his place?

Posted by jackflash on 11/04/2009 at 5:49 PM

Re: “The Iverson Dilemma: Logic Doesn't Live Here Anymore

To Bruce VanWyngarden (you wrote-"including the coach trying to deal with the problems Iverson's outsized ego is manifesting")

Hmm. No need to be surprised at the lack of objectivity from your writers after reading your quite subjective view of Iverson. Hmm..You could have written, 'including the coach trying to deal with the possibilities Iverson's superstar talent presents to a team that has a history of losing.' Gosh what has happened to quality journalism in this country.

Posted by jackflash on 11/04/2009 at 5:10 PM

Re: “The Iverson Dilemma: Logic Doesn't Live Here Anymore

You think Coach Hollins is being level-headed? Hmmm.. it seems more like Hollins understands that if Iverson starts the expectations for the team and for Hollins will go up...and unfortunately when it comes to job security, NBA coaches aren't much different then politicians, they know that the lower the 'EXPECTATIONS'...the better chance they will keep their job if things don't go well.

Posted by jackflash on 11/04/2009 at 5:01 PM

Re: “The Iverson Dilemma: Logic Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Past the question of whether the attacks on Iverson by the press is race-based, there is the question of how in the world any intelligent person would want to start Conley over Iverson. Keeping in mind that when teams have had effective sixth men as one of their leading scorers and best players, they have not had as bad a starting five as the Grizzlies have. To not start Iverson, is to actually believe that Conley is a decent player and not remember that Iverson's 18 min last night were better than any 18 min that Conley has played in his NBA career.

Posted by jackflash on 11/04/2009 at 4:23 PM

Re: “The Iverson Dilemma: Logic Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Chris Herrington- This is not about my over-reaction, but rather yours. I have many favorite players including Mayo and Gasol, this is simply about pointing out what sportswriters like you seem to enjoy doing. You take a special joy in going after Iverson, it seems to make you less objective and you simply forget the things you learned in journalism school (not sure if you went), about making sure you get the story right and making sure you are reporting in a fair unbiased manner. If Iverson were white, or a black player who had not been sufficiently villified by the press (hmm say Elton Brand), don't you think that reporters would be raising cane with why the Grizzlies and Hollins hadn't even named him a starter by now (even if he had to start the season coming off the bench due to injury).

Posted by jackflash on 11/04/2009 at 3:45 PM

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