Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Sixers can't get it done vs. Mavericks for seventh straight loss - Bob Cooney, Philly.com
Roadkill: Sixers drop seventh straight to Mavs - David Jiminez (AP), via CSNPhilly.com
Another tough loss for the home town ballers, this time losing to the Mavericks on the road. At least they made it close this time around, losing by two points to one of the top teams in the Western Conference.
Of course the games are just a side show to the real topic on every one's mind in Philadelphia as the Allen Iverson circus continues to tease. Kate Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer is now saying that the Sixers are very likely to sign their former franchise player. Yesterday Iverson and his agent met with members of the Sixers, including GM Ed Stefanski and head coach Eddie Jordan and the group discussed the idea of bringing the next retired number home to Philadelphia for two hours.
Marc Stein of ESPN goes as far as saying that Iverson could be suited up in a Sixers jersey as early as Monday night against the Denver Nuggets. Talk about drama. The Sixers and the Iverson camp will deny this but Stein says it is all just a formality at this point;
But sources stressed to ESPN.com that plans behind the scenes have progressed to a level where Iverson's return is now regarded by both sides as far more likely than not. Although it remains unclear whether Iverson has the leverage to command anything more than a pro-rated share of the $1.3 million veterans' minimum, all indications late Monday suggested that only an unforeseen about-face by the Sixers could prevent Iverson from formally rejoining them by week's end.
- Marc Stein, ESPN December 1, 2009 (updated)
This is really interesting to watch. I have not been glued to watching one player since Roy Halladay.