Eddy Curry dumped on T’Wolves in 3-team blockbuster deal

February 22, 2011 by Zaki  
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It took a total of three teams, 12 players and at least three draft picks, but the Knicks were finally able to dispose of Eddy Curry on Tuesday in a three-team blockbuster deal.

After the Knicks tried unsuccessfully to unload Curry every day for the past five years, the Minnesota Timberwolves finally swooped in to claim the former first-round draft pick for whatever reason.

Curry will join fellow first-round bust Darko Milicic in Minnesota to form one of the most disappointing tandems in NBA and human history.

As a part of the deal to discard of Curry, the Knicks also acquired Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for every halfway decent Knicks player.

Report: Sixers ‘totally willing’ to kill Iguodala to get Anthony

September 29, 2010 by Zaki  
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The 76ers have reportedly contacted the Denver Nuggets about a deal for star forward Carmelo Anthony and are willing to kill swingman Andre Iguodala to make it happen.

“My sources tell me that the Sixers are willing to go as far as killing Iguodala if it meant that Carmelo would be a Sixer,” ESPN’s Mark Stein said on Wednesday. “The Nuggets would also receive actual players from the Sixers and a possible draft pick, but the death of Iguodala seems to be the centerpiece of the deal.”

The Nuggets have yet to respond to the snuff-and-trade deal, but Sixers have reportedly contacted the other 28 NBA teams with a similar offer to maim Iguodala in exchange for any player at all.

Sixers’ 10th straight loss reminding Iverson of good times

December 8, 2009 by Zaki  
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Allen Iverson couldn’t help but feel nostalgic during the latter half of Monday’s 93-83 loss to the Nuggets, his first game back since signing with the Sixers last week.

“I know the fans really tried to make me feel at home to start the game, but I still felt out of place…like something was missing in the first half,” said Iverson, who helped the Sixers take a 44-41 lead at halftime. “Once we started to throw up wild threes and forget to open our eyes on defense in the second half, I knew I was home. It’s great to feel this way again.”

The Sixers will face the Detroit Pistons at home on Wednesday, another one of Iverson’s former teams, who also suck this year which should give the game a nice WNBA Finals-like feel.

Iverson devotes retirement to helping local basketball club

December 2, 2009 by Zaki  
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Allen Iverson retired from the NBA last week after a 14-year career, but the former MVP has plans to stay busy now that his playing days are behind him. Iverson announced Wednesday that he will devote his time to helping out a local misfit basketball team.

“It was a hard decision for me and my family because I felt like I could still play in the NBA right now,” Iverson said. “But I still want to stay around the game and if these guys could use my help, then I’ll do what I can.”

Iverson didn’t know much about the Philadelphia 76ers basketball club before he was approached by team members over the weekend, but he was intrigued by suiting up to help raise funds for the failing team.

“We honestly didn’t expect much out of Iverson when we approached him with the idea,” said team dad and avid supporter Ed Stefanski. “I mean that’s AI we’re talking about and we’re just a small potatoes basketball program trying to stay alive.”

Area residents will be able to see Iverson for the first time on Monday as the struggling club will take on the NBA’s Denver Nuggets at the Wachovia Center.