Wednesday, September 09, 2009

A.I. comin to Memphis

Allen Iverson is going to become a Grizzly. Iverson is one of the few true household names in the NBA. LeBron, Kobe, Shaq, Iverson... that is the list. The Grizzlies are getting killed in the national media for the move, but that is because many in the media have made the massive error of using logic in their analysis.

In order to understand the Grizzlies you need to think of how the Spurs front office (or whatever very credible organization) would run the team if they were in charge, and then imagine the opposite.

You have to go into every transaction the Grizzlies make with that understanding, and then you just hope the move has a chance at working out and makes for a more entertaining product.

Iverson fits the bill. I love it, but I had long ago given up hope that they had some kind of cohesive plan to build a championship level team in the future. I am just rooting for people to be interested in the team again, and this will certainly help (at least for a year).