Friday, August 28, 2009
Wanna know what really pisses me off? When someone who was completely inept and horrible at his job decides to criticize someone who did his job better than just about anyone else, even if he caused some waves along the way. That's why this gets me ticked the hell off:
A.I.’s former GM warns that bringing in the free agent guard may not be such a wise move: “King, a former national defensive player of the year at Duke, spent 10 seasons in the Sixers’ front office, eventually trading Iverson to the Nuggets. ‘Everything is about Allen, and it can’t all be about Allen at this point in his career,’ King said. ‘He’s no longer that intimidating figure who can just blow by everybody. So he’s got to do other things, and I’m not sure he will…(Iverson’s) personality is to say, ‘I can still do this. I can take all the shots and stay out late and do everything I did in my 20s,’ King described.”
Hey, Billy, just shut the fuck up already. If you hadn't completely hamstrung the organization with your ridiculous contracts and horrific moves (Samuel Dalembert, Kyle Korver, Kenny Thomas, Brian Skinner, Chris Webber, Glenn Robinson, etc.), if you hadn't drafted Larry Hughes over Paul Pierce and Dirk Nowitzki, if you actually ever brought in another all-star in the prime of his career instead of washed-up, maybe Al would have learned to be a little deferential. Maybe he would have learned to take fewer, better shots.
Maybe if he wasn't put on a team where no one else could score, he wouldn't have created all these bad habits. Maybe he still would have, but at least the guy went out there and did his job on the court for over a decade. At least he gave his all when it mattered most, made himself into one of the greatest Sixers, one of the greatest players ever. Sure, he made plenty of mistakes and acted selfishly, foolishly, stubbornly. But he also did his job and did it well.
You, on the other hand, helped turn a franchise that rose to the city's forefront because of Allen Iverson turn into an afterthought due to your incompetent moves and unthinkable contracts. Fuck you, Billy King. Duke sucks and you suck.
Just shut the fuck up and go away. Forever.
Update: Thank the heavens for the reason and intellect of Shoals.