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Sounds like Iverson's in a LOT of trouble!

<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,57471,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,57471,00.html</a>

That list of charges sounds pretty intense.

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huh? Hello? [tap tap tap] Is this on? [tap tap tap]

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I could have sworn this thread was about Iran when I read it the first time.

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This is my favorite part of the article:
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Iverson, whose dazzling play and bad-boy image have made him enormously popular with young people, has had other brushes with the law.

As a teen-ager, he was arrested in a Hampton, Va., bowling alley brawl in 1993 and spent four months in prison before then-Gov. Douglas Wilder granted clemency. The conviction was overturned on appeal in 1995.
<hr></blockquote>

Forget the fact that the conviction was overturned. Nah, it's not interesting if they leave it out. So the guy is accused, convicted and then found innocent, but it's still something he has to answer for. And, look out parents, kids love Iverson because of his "bad boy" image. Give me a break. The guy doesn't conform to white America's view of a good guy (he's no pretty boy, a la Christian Laettner), so he's strung up everytime he screws up. I'm not saying he didn't screw up, just that there's no need to bring up things that he was innocent of just because he was accused. What else has he done wrong? He has a lot of tattoos and raps about white people sucking. No crime there. Stupidity, arguably. But last time I checked it wasn't a crime to be stupid. (Otherwise GW would be in jail for a long time....)
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True or False: Allen Iverson wears that stupid-ass sock on his arm because underneath there is a tatoo that reads: Cop Killer?

My understanding is "true", for that alone he deserves all the verbal abuse he can get. Oh, but I'm real sure he makes Momma proud because he gives her all kinds of extravagent gifts. BFD. You want people to treat you like a man instead of a punk, Allen? Act like a man.

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Terroristic threats? What the hell does that mean?
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I guess he threatened to kill them or destroy them or their property? I don't know. I've never heard that term used in this sort of situation either.

:confused:

Sounds bad, whatever it means.
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Sounds like some garbage built after 9/11.

Iverson is a terrorist!
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The terrorist part of the language in the charge is really old. You can find strange stuff like that in any state's lawbooks.

As far as Iverson goes, if you look like a thug, rap like a gansta, and hang out with ex-cons, then pull a gun on someone, you are what you are.

And this is from someone who loves to watch him play. Most heart in the league, IMO.

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post #9 of 49
I'm pretty sure they charged him will so many crimes, because he didn't shoot all of them in the apartment.


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It's too bad, cause I've followed Iverson from his Georgetown days. I hope it all get's worked out...maybe a slap on the wrist and some cookies?
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[quote]Terroristic threats? What the hell does that mean?<hr></blockquote>He was gonna pull a clockwork orange on them and hold their eyelids open while they watched a continuous reel of a Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors game. With accompanying commentary by Bill Walton. Terroristic Threats.
post #11 of 49
I could have seen this coming. Wasn't it Keenan Ivory Wayans that described him as a "little thug" with "corn rows" and everything.

I wondered what the scars on his face were from too...like the one right over his brow.

From the AP
[quote]In 1993, Iverson was arrested in a Hampton, Va., bowling alley brawl and spent four months in prison before then-Gov. Douglas Wilder granted clemency. The conviction was overturned on appeal in 1995.

In 1997, Iverson pleaded no contest to a gun charge after police near Richmond, Va., stopped a car in which he was a passenger and found a gun belonging to Iverson and two marijuana cigarettes. A marijuana-possession charge was dropped.

Iverson completed 100 hours of community service, two years of drug testing and three years' probation, after which his record was expunged.<hr></blockquote>

Iverson seems a bit slick to me when it comes to evading bigger run-ins with the law. He's a celebrity though. He'll easily get out of this.
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The running joke at work (I'm in Philly) is to walk into a room with your finger cocked like a gun and say "Where my wife at!?" <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
Lots of people here think its a big joke.

You can take the kid out of the ghetto but you can't take the ghetto out of the kid.
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[quote]He was gonna pull a clockwork orange on them and hold their eyelids open while they watched a continuous reel of a Memphis Grizzlies vs. Golden State Warriors game. With accompanying commentary by Bill Walton.<hr></blockquote>


Threatening someone with that stuff gets you the death penalty here in Texas.

Golden State Warriors... Bill Walton... the horror... the horror!
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
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Threatening someone with that stuff gets you the death penalty here in Texas.

Golden State Warriors... Bill Walton... the horror... the horror!</strong><hr></blockquote>

Walton...please don't sign with abc...please don't sign with abc...please don't sign with abc...

 

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post #15 of 49
<a href="http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/sports/basketball/nba/philadelphia_76ers/3648836.htm" target="_blank">For now "The Answer" is grounded...</a>

Seems like he pulled a "Frank Sinatra". Ol' Blue Eyes pulled a stunt like this in the 40's or 50's. Jealous that one of his gals might be sleeping with another man, he broke into an apartment...(can't find a damn link about it anywhere) with supposedly a gun. Problem was that they broke into the wrong apartment. The woman tenent called the police and Frankie had to go to trial...of course he walked out scott free.

That's what'll probably happen here...

By the way, AI wears that "sock" for a persistent elbow injury. Honestly...
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post #16 of 49
If you say so. But tell me how something that flimsy is going to support your elbow joint in a game of basketball when you're getting hammered on through the lane, etc? My recollection is that people who have interviewed him (with the sock off) have actually seen it and commented on it in various sports shows, rather than it being urban legend. But I could be wrong. Anyone got a poster or something that shows that arm with the sock off?

Either way he's a punk.
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post #17 of 49
Wow...I heard he wears it in remembrance of his friend who was murdered in Virginia. Sheesh...somebody's gotta clear this up
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Has a reporter ever simply asked him POINT BLANK what it's about? Oh wait, I guess that might be "not showing me no respect".



"Hey, Bo Derek: what's with the sock?".

See, it's really simple.

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[quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:
<strong>Wow...I heard he wears it in remembrance of his friend who was murdered in Virginia. Sheesh...somebody's gotta clear this up</strong><hr></blockquote>

Search Google dammit! He does not have a tattoo with "Cop Killer" on his arm...it's because of an <a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=Allen+Iverson+Elbow+injury" target="_blank">elbow injury</a>!

I'm not trying to defend him or his actions. He is a punk, but a damn passionate basketball player.
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post #20 of 49
[quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:
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Search Google dammit! He does not have a tattoo with "Cop Killer" on his arm...it's because of an <a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=Allen+Iverson+Elbow+injury" target="_blank">elbow injury</a>!

</strong><hr></blockquote>

Why don't you point to a specific article. You think I'm going to go through all those links? I really don't care that much.
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[quote]Originally posted by Willoughby:
<strong>Why don't you point to a specific article. You think I'm going to go through all those links? I really don't care that much. </strong><hr></blockquote>


Me neither. I just recommended the others to search for "truth". Willowboy, you're a Philly resident...ever heard of a "cop killer tattoo conspiracy"? Everyone I asked here at work looked at me like I was an idiot.

As for all the others here pondering this B.S....
<a href="http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=ESL" target="_blank">Get your own damn elbow sleeve...</a> <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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post #22 of 49
I have a third theory: it's because he wanted to start the "next Michael Jordan arm band" trend, only he couldn't wear a sweat-band so he put a sock on his arm. Or maybe it was like this:

Allen is hangin' out with the homies, bitches and ho's and chimes in with: "YO...I'm so fvckin rich and populah, I could put a muthafvckin SOCK on my arm and kids would start copyin' me. Michael ain't got SH*T on me. I'm da ANSA, foo!"


It CAN'T be for his elbow. That's dumber than a cop-killer legend (if legend is what it is)...that sock wouldn't do a damn thing for elbow tendonitis or any similar such injury. Maybe Allen is susceptible to the placebo effect?

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post #23 of 49
Are you stoned, Moogs, or just have problems with a ghetto child having more money than you?

A sleeve like that would do a lot for keeping an elbow in place and protected, based on my years of getting ankles taped up playing football.

Is the assertion that it wouldn't do anything your professional opinion, Dr. Moogs?
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Oh Jesus, here we go...
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[quote]Originally posted by Artman @_@:
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Willowboy, you're a Philly resident...ever heard of a "cop killer tattoo conspiracy"? Everyone I asked here at work looked at me like I was an idiot.
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Yeah I asked at work too and everyone laughed at me. Thanks a lot guys
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
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Is the assertion that it wouldn't do anything your professional opinion, Dr. Moogs?</strong><hr></blockquote>


It's like dis...if you want to subdue the effects of tendonitis, hyper-extended muscles or a mild / chronic sprain...what you need (typically) is compression. I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest Ivan's sock does not provide a lot of compression.

Also, even if Allen was just a ghetto child working as assistant manager at Target, he'd probably still be making more money than me at the present time so I'm guessing money isn't it. What can I tell you, I just dislike obnoxious punks. (Probably getting old or something).



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[quote]I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest Ivan's sock does not provide a lot of compression.<hr></blockquote>



I'm going to disagree.

Here's AI sans sock on arm



[quote]What can I tell you, I just dislike obnoxious punks. (Probably getting old or something).<hr></blockquote>

I was just screwing with you (hence the smiley).

I didn't like Iverson until last year's playoffs. He talks crap to the big boys, and I love that.
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[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>Sounds like some garbage built after 9/11.

Iverson is a terrorist! </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yo Grover...Terroristic Threatening is an old law here.

It's just where you threaten bodily harm to someone but haven't done it yet. (that would be assault then)
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F*ck Iverson and his dumb @$$. Lock him up like he needs to be. Just a criminal and ball hog which the NBA would be better off without. And then he starts swearing at interviewers and sh*t because he won't practice. You get paid millions of dollars and can't even show to a practice? It's your JOB. I can't remember how many times the criminal cried in his towel after the Pacers beat him too lol.

"I'm not goin nowhere" Oh so I guess Allen is going somewhere then? Learn to speak f*cking English. Double negatives.
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post #30 of 49
Thug life, you're just mad that you aren't him.
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[quote]Originally posted by TigerWoods99:
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Learn to speak f*cking English.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Is there a class where I can pick up f*cking English? I'm getting kinda tired of the regular kind
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post #32 of 49
This argument is silly. I don't care to excuse or defend anything Iverson does off the court. He's a great performer on it, sounds like a childish ass off it.

Grover, I notice an interesting tendency in your argumentation, what year are you in? Taking (or already took?) some reasoning/logic/ethics courses? You've a certain annoying sophistic quality about your argument that many undergraduate philosphy students also display. Usually, those two terms worth of logic/reasoning classes furnish them with the appropriate tools to dismantle an argument. Counter-offensive conversation becomes their forte because, armed with a few heuristics, they can undo most arguments, even those well above their heads. Most of the time, they're not sure what to do with the distillation of those thoughts, nor are they particularly adept at avoiding those same pratfalls when they construct their own arguments, but they tend to run around for a few years thereafter positively certain that they are the most logically balanced rational-scientific creatures on the planet. It's very funny. Are you in second year?
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[quote]Originally posted by Matsu:
<strong>Grover, I notice an interesting tendency in your argumentation, what year are you in? Taking (or already took?) some reasoning/logic/ethics courses? You've a certain annoying sophistic quality about your argument that many undergraduate philosphy students also display. Usually, those two terms worth of logic/reasoning classes furnish them with the appropriate tools to dismantle an argument. Counter-offensive conversation becomes their forte because, armed with a few heuristics, they can undo most arguments, even those well above their heads. Most of the time, they're not sure what to do with the distillation of those thoughts, nor are they particularly adept at avoiding those same pratfalls when they construct their own arguments, but they tend to run around for a few years thereafter positively certain that they are the most logically balanced rational-scientific creatures on the planet. It's very funny. Are you in second year?</strong><hr></blockquote>

You just noticed that? It almost like he's cutting and pasting some of the threads in AI for scrutinization in class.
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Thought I'd "cut and paste" this to share with you...AI's mug shot.
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post #35 of 49
Groverat, in that secnd pic I can't even see a single tattoo on his body. It's common knowledge that tattoos are airbrushed off photos athletes all the time. I think the Sixers coach is particularly adamant about Iverson's image being less thug-like.

I have no opinions and assumptions on what might be underneath his arm-sock though. I don't really care.
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post #36 of 49
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Let us rejoice.

[quote]BY MICHAEL RUBINKAM
Associated Press
Jul. 29, 2002 12:55 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) A judge dismissed all but one charge against NBA All-Star Allen Iverson, arrested for allegedly storming into his cousin's apartment with a gun and threatening two men while looking for his wife.

A charge of making terroristic threats was the only one left standing Monday by Municipal Court Judge James DeLeon. <hr></blockquote>

And the "terroristic threats" charge is a misdemeanor, up to a year in jail. But it won't come to that, of course.

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Think the judge might be a 76ers season ticket holder? I don't know...I'm asking.
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Iverson has money, rich people get away with everything.
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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Think the judge might be a 76ers season ticket holder? I don't know...I'm asking.</strong><hr></blockquote>
If he wasn't before, he is now.
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post #40 of 49
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Yeah, rich people certainly do have a leg up. I have the feeling that if any of us pulled what Iverson did, we'd be UNDER the jail right about now.



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