56. "Same basic thing, refusal to adapt, indifference from the league" In response to In response to 44
At least Iverson got a last opportunity from a Sixers team who wanted to repay his time there and was desperate to sell tickets. No one cares enough about Melo for that type of situation to come about here. From a basketball standpoint, it's pretty similar. Guys who wouldn't take a lesser role willingly and didn't adapt their games to their aging bodies. At least Iverson could sort of play in his bounce-around period, Melo looked pretty washed, but that's splitting hairs. Shouldn't take away from what either guy did during their NBA careers, like winning four scoring titles, as many steals crowns, a league MVP, going to the Finals ... and also whatever Melo did.
And you will know MY JACKET IS GOLD when I lay my vengeance upon thee.