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Iverson in Baby Blue

Feb 23, 2006, 12:00 PM EDT


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It’s pretty surreal seeing Iverson wearing anything but a Sixers jersey.  We all knew it was coming, but actually seeing it is still a little shocking.

I didn’t see the game, but A.I. dropped 22 and 10 in a losing effort.

>>Video highlights and recap of the game [ESPN]

>>Sports Illustrated has a pretty interesting play-by-play of Allen’s Denver debut.

Iverson brings the crowd to his feet after penetrating the zone with a
nifty misdirection and crossover dribble (nifty, I say!); driving left
and finishing right off the glass for his fifth and sixth points. He
follows it up with a gorgeous lob pass on the next possession to
DerMarr Johnson for a dunk. Reminds of when Larry Brown used to call
plays for A.I. to hit Larry Hughes or Jumaine Jones with the same pass. I wonder if Karl and Brown ever get together. You know: talk shop, pick each other’s brains.

>>The Fanhouse thinks Iverson looks bad in baby blue:

The black felt representative of perhaps the toughest NBA city. It’s
been replaced by the fashionable and trendy sky blue, representative of
a city without a consequential NBA past. It’s sunk in now. This is
really happening.

>>Philly’s lone remaining A.I. put up a career high 31 and led the Sixers to their first victory of December.  Their losing streak ended at 12. [ESPN]


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