Allen Iverson Is Starting For The Western Conference

25 Jan

Yes, everybody’s favorite ‘6’ footer is once again going to the All-Star game…and this time it’s for the Western Conference:

Iverson rallied to pass Houston’s Tracy McGrady in the final weeks of voting to earn his first start since moving to the Western Conference early last season. He started seven straight All-Star games while playing for Philadelphia, but fell short last year after the 76ers dealt him to the Nuggets in December 2006.

The two-time MVP of the All-Star game beat McGrady by 10,410 votes for the second guard spot and will make his ninth appearance on Feb. 17 in New Orleans.

“It’s a good feeling. I think it’s a tribute to my teammates and coaching staff because without those guys none of that would be possible,” Iverson said in a statement. “But most of all I just want to thank the fans for appreciating what I go out and do on the court night in and night out. It’s just a great feeling and an honor, and I’m just looking forward to trying to play the best that I can play for the fans.”

He had been a starter for 7 straight years as a Sixer before being dealt last year and not making the team as a result of his topsy-turvy season. Good for Allen.


One Response to “Allen Iverson Is Starting For The Western Conference”

  1. Bill B. January 25, 2008 at 6:53 pm #

    Iverson’s definitely earned it. Any way we can trade back for him? 😦

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