Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nevermind, Iverson won't play in All-Star Game

I guess there was no point in getting upset at the fact that Allen Iverson was elected to start in the All-Star Game this season. Iverson, who hasn't suited up for the Sixers since January 31st, has announced that he will not play this weekend in the All-Star Game due to family issues. Apparently, Iverson's daughter has some health issues and he is going to continue to stay with his family at this time. With the way Iverson loves the game of basketball, you know something very serious must be going on with his daughter. I hope that everything works out for her and the Iverson family.

To replace Iverson, the NBA added Knick David Lee to the team. Lee is a worthy replacement who is certainly having a much better season than Iverson. Also being replaced in the All-Star Game is Kobe Bryant, who will sit the weekend out as he continues to deal with an ankle injury. He was replaced by Jason Kidd.

The Sixers will now be without representation at any event this All-Star weekend. No Sixer is playing in the Rookie/Sophomore Game, the 3-point contest or the dunk contest. What a time to be a Sixer fan!

While Iverson never deserved to be in the All-Star Game, I still hope his family situation clears up soon and he can get back on the court. While the Sixers are playing well without him, the sooner he comes back means the sooner his daughter is healthy.

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