What is left for the City of Brotherly Love, in the wake of the Allen Iverson trade yesterday? Jeff Garcia? Actually ... yeah, Jeff Garcia! Even the Flyers have lost a franchise-record seven straight. Darren Daulton, Philadelphia needs your time machine now more than ever.
Anyway, The 700 Level has a nice tribute to Iverson this morning. And one shouldn't miss the heartwarming goodbye penned by Glenn "Hurricane" Schwartz, Chief Meteorologist at NBC 10. (True Hoop has a great wrapup of all the goings-on yesterday.)
While some point out that this places the 76ers as the frontrunners for the Greg Oden sweepstakes, others think this isn't ultimately going to work out well for the Nuggets ... and particularly Carmelo Anthony. We're going to be asking Cultural Oddsmaker and Philadelphia native son A.J. Daulerio to chime in on Iverson later on ... but as for now, we at least know how Santa feels.
Our favorite take comes to us, not surprisingly, from Free Darko:
Before we get to the all-important quesion of how two 30 ppg scorers exists, read aloud the names of the Nuggets' roster: Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Marcus Camby, Nene, Earl Boykins and honorary participant Kenyon Martin. In a very objective, unremarkable way, that team is fucking insane, bananas, bonkers, however you like to call it. There is absolutely no way that, once everyone's on hand, this doesn't rival the Suns for must-watchitude. Swagger out of this world.