by Nir Regev
Today I watched my childhood hero reduced to a normal person
Fourteen years ago I came across an individual different than the rest
A small basketball player, tiny in his world, who overcame in a land of giants
He was confident, he had heart, but most importantly he was fast
Lightening speed to be exact, you could never catch him
The only way to stop him was to hurt him
I watched the inevitable occur tonight and even though I knew the day would come
I didn't want to believe it
You see I've always believed in speed
Everything must be fast, everything must be instant
Everything must happen, or everything never will
In my youth I took pride in running against people
It was not enough to win, I wanted a gap forever stitched in their mind that they could never beat me in a race
Here was this rookie barely any taller than me running circles around the competition
He couldn't be stopped unless quite literally slammed to the ground by multiple people
He kept getting up over and over again, he was my role model, I looked up and I believed in the message, I believed in the Answer
The time came in the year 2001,that 'The Answer' made a dream run and prove what I believed to be true, that speed reigns over everything, and you can do anything without anyone's help
And it was so very, very close to being realized
Then a mere inch from the finish line something happened
He came in second
And It was never that close again
Every year after I watched, I cheered, I supported
I caught every game, every piece of news, every interview, every practice
But it never happened
In fact the more I wanted it to happen, the worst it got
That run was over nine years ago
As I watched my role model now officially cut from where he started it all, it's hard to watch
It's sad to watch
But the most difficult part through all this
Is the lesson that nothing is forever, that there's no going back to a certain time
Speed is a product of youth, speed burns out
You only get one chance with it
In the end it wasn't getting hurt that was Iverson's greatest enemy
It was getting older
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Allen Iverson has made the all-star team for the 10th time!!! Iverson is said to be very happy with the support loyal fans have given him and has stated he will play (he originally said last month he might sit out because of injury). I'm personally very happy AI will start and will be cheering him on for that All-Star MVP!
Friday, January 08, 2010
I'm very happy to announce that the Sixers have decided to sign AI through the rest of the regular season!! Non-parody post, Allen Iverson is my favorite player of all time.
Hopefully AI can salvage the season and bring the Sixers into the playoffs for one last run!
Monday, January 04, 2010
Ed Stefanski is reportedly unhappy with how the Sixers are playing. "The coaching staff, the players, we're all not happy, I've got to do my job!"
Eddie Jordan however, is happy with the teams 10-23 record, claiming marked improvement over what he originally expected. "When they let go of Andre, I thought oh man, I'm gonna get fired, but here I am!"
Nevertheless, the Sixers have big things to look forward to after such victories over the league best Nets and a Nuggets team missing half their starting lineup. Most likely the lottery.