GM 22 RECAP: HANGOVER EFFECT

Posted by: Philadunkia
12/10/09 12:04 pm EST

stuckeyWhile the buzz of Allen Iverson’s return to Philadelphia on Monday has definitely worn off, the Sixers and those in the stands last night appeared to be suffering some lingering effects from the three day Iverson-palooza that has been going on here in Philadelphia.  Wednesday night the 76ers came out flat, played inconsistently and dropped their 11th straight game in front of a weak 12,000+ fans who were so quiet you would have thought the Wachovia Center was a funeral home.

We really can NOT begin to express our frustration level with last night’s loss.  During this 11-game losing streak, the Sixers have lost six games by five points or less, so there absolutely have been some Ws that have disappointingly slipped away from the Sixers.  But we don’t remember being more confident that the Sixers would break this awful streak then we were right before last night’s tip off and that’s what rips our guts out about last night’s L. 

The Pistons who were already missing Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince became further depleted when during warm ups, sharp shooter Ben Gordon decided that his ankle was bothering him too much to give it a go.  We liked the Sixers chances when the Pistons were missing just Rip and Prince, but with addition of Gordon to their injured list, our confidence soared and we put a bottle of champagne on ice.  The streak was about to end.


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1996-97 REMEMBERED

Posted by: Michael Kaskey-Blomain
09/08/09 9:56 am EST

iversonnstackAs 76ers legend and eventual Hall of Famer Allen Iverson draws closer each day to reality that he could possibly be a member of lowly Memphis Grizzlies in 2009-10 and one time Sixer great Jerry Stackhouse remains an unrestricted free agent deep into September, Philadunkia’s Michael Kaskey-Blomain took a moment to look back at the 1996-97 Philadelphia 76ers and ponder what could have been…


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WE’RE TALKIN’ ‘BOUT GAMBLIN’

Posted by: Philadunkia
04/14/09 4:35 pm EST

56111053Since he is out for the rest of the season with a “back injury” and not playing in games or going to practices (insert joke here) for the Detroit Pistons, Allen Iverson has a ton of time on his hands.

 

What better way for Allen and “Cru Thick” to kill a few hours on a daily basis then to hit the casinos in downtown Detroit. Given Iverson and his “Cru’s” ability to show self restraint and not cause a scene, what could possibly go wrong?

 

Well according to an article in the Detroit News, Iverson was recently banned from both the MGM and Greektown casinos in Detroit.
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