During Allen Iverson’s final days in Memphis, the Grizzlies’ owner shouldn’t have had to sit and listen to A.I.’s voice bellowing in the back of the bus. On his way out of the Staples Center in L.A. one week ago, on his way out of the NBA, Iverson made sure his bosses could hear him in the front. Lionel Hollins let it go, the way the coaches in Philadelphia once did, too.
Sources say Iverson started to speak louder and louder about how he had played for one dumb bleeping coach in Detroit a year ago, and now had come to play for another dumb bleeping coach in Memphis. He never dared speak this way on the Detroit Pistons’ bus because he feared team president Joe Dumars and respected the championship players on the team.