Monday, November 9, 2009

Allen Iverson Certainly Not Memphis' Answer, Aussie Teams Go On Global Rampage, All Australian Team in the NBL No More!


Seven games is all it has taken for Allen Iverson to ask to have some time in Atlanta for personal matters. AI is kidding himself. What a whinger. Iverson is lucky enough to have a team this season so he should be grateful Memphis asked him to join their squad. Memphis are in a rebuilding stage with many young up and coming superstars on their roster. Oj Mayo and Rudy Gay could benefit from having Iverson as their mentor. If Iverson wasn't only looking to help himself, Memphis could have benefited from having him run their offense. However, Iverson still wants to be the man that plays 30-40 minutes and put up 20 shots. Sorry AI your time is up and it's time for the young stars to take your place. So the question on everyone's mind is 'Will Allen Iverson Play Again This Year?'. I seriously don't think so! He just can't handle the fact he isn't the man anymore. I guess he should have never left Philadelphia where they would have never stopped loving him.


Over the weekend, the Wallabies, Kangaroos and the Australian Cricket Team all produced big victories in their respective sports. The Wallabies(Rugby Union) started their European tour with a bang beating England at Twickenham 18-9. Adam Ashley Cooper and new scrum-half sensation Will Genia scoring for the Green and Gold. Hopefully this is the start of a great tour for the Wallabies after a rough year against the All Blacks. The Kangaroos(Rugby League) have booked themselves a spot in the Four Nations final after demolishing the French in the second half, eventually winning 42-4. Only leading 8-0 at half time, the Aussies came out firing running in six tries to one. A double to both the Morris boys and a hat trick to Michael Jennings must put doubt in the mind of selectors on which combination to go with in the final. Personally I think Hodges must be dropped and use either Jennings or Morris in the centres with Inglis on the other side of the park. The Aussies will face the Poms as they upset New Zealand in the other game, 20-12. Last but not least the Australian Cricket Team has beaten India in game six of their series. This is an incredible feat as half of the team had been sent home and Ricky Ponting only had 13 healthy bodies to choose from. Australia won by an impressive six wickets. A five wicket spell produced by Doug Bollinger gave the Aussies only 170 runs to chase. The Aussies took 41.5 overs to chase it down only losing four wickets. This is a series the Aussies will remember for a long time and will give all the youngsters all the confidence in the world for their future endeavors.PHOTO:


The Melbourne Tigers have signed American import Julius Hodge to help bolster their lineup for the duration of the season. The Tigers are struggling at the bottom of the ladder registering only three wins from their first nine games. All the talk before the season was that the Melbourne Tigers would be the first NBL team to win the competition with an All Australian lineup. Well it's not to be. Mark Worthington was big on the idea of being involved in such a feat. Sorry Mark your team was just not good enough. Is this move going to work for the Tigers? Julius demands so much ball, so many shots, and for him to pretty much be the man in the spotlight. Hasn't Julius run into someone thinking along the same lines. Wortho and Julius will try to put that all behind them and get on with winning some games. I'm looking forward to seeing if Worthington can do so, after the first nine games has seen him being the one to take the big shots and see so much ball. On the other side of the Tasman the Kiwis are also struggling to put some wins on the table after a horrible week. The Breakers lost both of their games against the Blaze and the Wildcats. Just announced today is that their star player Kirk Penney is still three weeks away. This is horrible for the Breakers who were the premiership favourites before the season started. Their import is also not producing and looks to be on the outer any time soon, and I'm guessing it's going to be sooner rather than later as they need to start winning. A rumour has suggested the Breakers could call on John Rillie, former Australian boomer, to join their team in place of Penney. Wouldn't they have one of the most lethal outside shooting teams ever seen. With Rillie, Bruton and Penney sitting outside the three point line I don't think too many teams will be playing a zone.