In a (very recommended) read in this week’s Sports Illustrated, AI Dos had this to say about Philadelphians:
"In Philly, it's not about who you are, it's about what you do for us," Iguodala says. "You could be the worst person in the world, but if you score a lot of points or win a championship, you can murder somebody."
Doh. You talk about disconnected. Perhaps someone should tell Iguodala (here, move, I’ll do it) that it’s comments exactly like these that are the reason why Sixers fans are lukewarm (at best) in their feelings toward him. Sure, the Phillies – at least the players who were here in 2008 – get away with quite a bit, precisely because they brought the city a championship. But so does Claude Giroux. So does Scott Hartnell. So does Shady McCoy. So does did Raul Ibanez. So did Rod Brind’Amour. The list goes on. It’s not always about points or a championship– it’s about not being an aloof jagoff who continually wrecks fourth quarters. Maybe if you shut up and produced and won something (seriously, anything), instead of always acting and looking pouty, fans would treat you differently.
Just a thought, Iggy.
This, however, was funny. Perhaps mean.
"It makes no sense to me why so many good scorers can't defend," Iguodala says. "Like Lou Williams. He's one of the toughest guys to guard in the league, but he can't guard anybody. I don't get that."
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