We made it through another week, and the season is slowly creeping towards us. So without further ado, here are today’s suggested readings from across the web. On occasion of his retirement announcement yesterday, it is unofficial Allen Iverson day.
Allen Iverson: Best Pound-For-Pound Player in NBA History?: By Andrew Lynch (@AndrewLynch)
Usually when you hear the phrase “pound-for-pound”, you think about boxing and smaller guys who are great fighters but wouldn’t stand a chance against heavyweights simply because they are too little. Well Andrew Lynch of Hardwood Paroxysm tried to apply it to basketball and figure out who is the best “pound-for-pound” player in the history of the league. Check it out to see where Iverson ranks.
David Roth is a brilliant writer who can be found at SB Nation and The Classical (where he is the editor) among other places. With Allen Iverson’s retirement announcement, Roth penned his thoughts about the dynamic guard’s career in terms of both the impact he made and the legacy he leaves behind.
In another piece over at SB Nation, the always excellent Paul Flannery writes about his memory of Iverson. He explains the charisma and power Iverson had to take over games and whole arenas with his play and how exciting it was to watch Iverson when he had everything working.