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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Iverson, Hamilton address last season

The Memphis Commercial Appeal ran an intriguing story on Allen Iverson in Tuesday's paper. Iverson addresses his season with the Pistons and in typical Iverson fashion doesn't hold himself accountable for any of it.

What was interesting about the article was the comments from Richard Hamilton, who throws former Pistons coach Michael Curry under the bus. It was common knowledge Hamilton and Curry didn't see eye-to-eye, but the comments were a little surprising. Here is an excerpt from the piece, which can be viewed in its entirety here.

"M.C. lied to us a million times," Hamilton said of Curry. "He sat me and A.I. down one time and was like, 'I'm going to lean on both of you the whole year, just don't go to the media. Say you'll do whatever for the team and blah blah blah.' This was a week before he brought me off the bench. He lied. So I feel for what Allen said."

He added: "I think the person that we had didn't know how to take advantage of (our roster). Instead of taking advantage of it, he killed it."

Hamilton also discredited the idea that the Pistons, although upset about losing Chauncey Billups in the trade with the Nuggets, were unwilling to accept Iverson as a teammate. Asked if he ever had any problems with Iverson, Hamilton said: "Oh, no, no, no. We loved him, he loved us. We were all friends, we were all brothers. Like I said, certain people make it complicated when it shouldn't be complicated."


Anonymous Rocity said...

It was visible Michael Curry didn't know what he had when the trade was made. That's a deadly combination AI and Rip that's virtually unstoppable.

October 29, 2009 at 5:21 AM 

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