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Re: A Legend Is Born III - midseason report card, Iverson de

Postby Houndy on Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:26 am

Iverson looks like more of a role player than a sixth man
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - midseason report card, Iverson de

Postby #thierry on Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:38 am

Iverson's honest.. "they're really ugly". Superb comeback triumph. (Y) and the report card looks good, but as Martti said save it as a PNG file and increase the font size a little. :wink:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - midseason report card, Iverson de

Postby Sit on Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:23 pm

Martti. wrote:AI's not feelin the sub-role at all.


Why do you say that?

Hyperize. wrote:Nice win, and a pretty good debut for Iverson too. (Y) It looks like Bogut didn't crash the boards as much as he normally does though.


Iverson sucked. He scored 9 points in first quarter then shot us out of the game. Durant was there to carry the team from nearly 20 points down...

Lamrock wrote:Love the report card. Also, Iverson's already looking like a good asset. (Y)


Thanks L-Train.

He sure does provide a bit of a scoring punch... but efficiency isn't in his vocab unfortunately.

Martti. wrote:Save in .png next time. (Y)


I forgot to do that man. Stupid me. Thanks for reminding me!

Houndy66 wrote:Iverson looks like more of a role player than a sixth man


Thanks for the observation Hondo.

Thierry. wrote:Iverson's honest.. "they're really ugly". Superb comeback triumph. (Y) and the report card looks good, but as Martti said save it as a PNG file and increase the font size a little. :wink:


I will remember bigger font for next time! :) I changed it to .png but didn't muck around with the font size because can't be fucked typing all out again :)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - midseason report card, Iverson de

Postby Mark. on Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:12 pm

Nice job on the report card dude, although my eyes hurt now after reading it! Too small!
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - midseason report card, Iverson de

Postby velvet bliss on Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:51 pm

C- for Defense? I expect the team to lose in the Finals.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - midseason report card, Iverson de

Postby Sit on Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:06 pm

Mark. wrote:Nice job on the report card dude, although my eyes hurt now after reading it! Too small!


I will have to change the font next time haha... so you were able to get the gist of what I wrote I hope! :)

shadowgrin wrote:C- for Defense? I expect the team to lose in the Finals.


20th in points allowed, 20th in rebounding... but 1st in steals and 1st in blocks. We should really be stepping it up on defense. This Kevin Durant isn't that great on defense, Kidd is too slow, Lee no performing... Aaron Karl, Mingyu Li, Iverson, Jao Wu, Chris Wilcox are all average defenders.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - midseason report card, Iverson de

Postby Mark. on Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:45 pm

Haha yeah I got the gist. Yeah I think the C- for defense is fair. Blocks and steals can be misleading stats, well steals more so than blocks. The way I see it, half the steals you see in a game a gambles, I would much prefer a player to just focus on staying infront of his man.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - midseason report card, Iverson de

Postby velvet bliss on Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:15 pm

Sit wrote:20th in rebounding.

Damn, your team really sucks for a 'contender'. :lol:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - midseason report card, Iverson de

Postby Sit on Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:38 pm

Mark. wrote:Haha yeah I got the gist. Yeah I think the C- for defense is fair. Blocks and steals can be misleading stats, well steals more so than blocks. The way I see it, half the steals you see in a game a gambles, I would much prefer a player to just focus on staying infront of his man.


Exactly. Steals are about luck. You need certain timing and quick hands but it is a lot about luck (and chance re: whether you are defending a non-competent ball handler which I doubt exists in the NBA). Real defense is forcing bad shots.

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Sit wrote:20th in rebounding.

Damn, your team really sucks for a 'contender'. :lol:
And what Mark said.


Exactly. That's why it's a C-. :) Would have given D+ but my steals and blocks numbers are nothing to argue with. I guess they make Coach Sit sleep better at night because his team sucks on defense but at least they hustle!
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Re: A Legend Is Born III

Postby Sit on Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:08 am

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Iverson Injured In Loss To Pistons

February 23, 2013

SEATTLE (AP) – Allen Iverson was injured in his team’s 101-89 loss to the Detroit Pistons. Iverson, playing a reserve role for the first time in his career, struggled mightily during the match. The 17 year veteran’s forced exit from the game spared Seattle fans from his inefficient shooting display.

Iverson was 2 for 16 from the field before being carried off the court in the fourth quarter. The 1-time NBA MVP has stated that he is confident to play through his injury. It was announced that he had a strained MCL and that he would need 2 weeks to recover.

Iverson said that he would be back, “To everyone who was hating tonight. I’m going to be playing hurt and I’m going to play some great basketball.” Iverson was booed during the second half by Seattle fans as the Stealth dropped to second place in the Western Conference in a tight tussle with the Sacramento Kings for the number 1 seed.

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Re: A Legend Is Born III

Postby Houndy on Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:13 am

Iverson is Mcshitass of the game :o
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Iverson is BAD + 2013 Draft news

Postby Sit on Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:20 am

NLSCers Update

Earn Points

Decided to try something different.

In order to earn points for your NLSCer, I invite and welcome you to write an article related to anything in this association (i.e. directly about your player, a team, another player, the stealth, anything related to this association). I am hoping to get some different perspectives about the team.

Be creative!

If I like your article, I will award you 100 points to spend on your player!


NBA Draft 2013

Just decided to announce who will be a part of the next draft from the forums.
It will be the biggest in-take of NLSC rookies.

These are their names. Try and guess who they are! Or reveal yourself if you so choose!

    Leigh Meredith
    Julian Martin
    Jesrie Calimas
    Christian Oliver
    Dee Gilmore
    Don Elliot
    Billy ‘Mole’ Mason
    Alexander Sotirov
    Luka Mandich
    Zee Otoo
    Willie Lewis
    Justine Crewhead
    Megarover
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Iverson is BAD + NLSCer Updates

Postby Lamrock on Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:10 am

I'll give it a shot Sit. (This one will be "out of date", since you only disclose team records every trimester)

The L-Train Blog wrote:Why LeBron James Is My Favorite NBA Player
Written by Liam Washburn

January 3, 2013 - Loyalty is an increasingly rare and special thing in sports. With stars feeling entitled to play in big markets and constantly contend, guys like Tim Duncan and DIrk Nowitzki are admirable exceptions. However, the former won four championships with his one team, and Dirk, though a former MVP, was never on James' level. When was the last time you saw the best player in the NBA stick around on his original team for a decade without a championship?

Mighty Moses is a great player, but I've never really believed the hype. Even in his heralded rookie season, his team did not improve with his frequent triple-doubles and ball-hogging. (I thought Andrew Watson deserved to win ROY that year!) While Geoff Petrie managed to build a great supporting cast around cocky Chara to finally get his Kings to the FInals last season, a good supporting cast has continued to elude LeBron. The three-point chucking, no-defense backcourt, overrated sidekick in Gay and shallow bench had yielded a very disappointing 16-14 start.

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Even with his paltry supporting casts, James has still taken his team far. In 2007, he led a team with a starting backcourt of "Boobie" Gibson (remember him?) and Larry Hughes to the finals. The next year, his Cavs came within 4 points of defeating the eventual champs champion Celtics. Last season, he suffered his only injury of the season at the worst possible time: right before a winnable conference finals series against the eventual champion Hawks. Talk about bad luck! A two-time gold medal winner, one would expect King James to jump ship by now, but that's not his M.O.

A free agent in the 2010 off-season, most expected him to leave, and several teams cleared cap space to potentially sign him. Even with friend and fellow superstar Brandon Roy urging him to "take his talents to Rip City", LeBron stayed true to his Ohio roots, re-signing with Cleveland. Amazingly, many pundits criticized him, calling him "LeMartyr" among other things. Wow.

I've only played against LeBron once so far (he torched Jay and I for 37 points, but we got the W, behind my 8 points on 2-7 shooting), but having also played against Chara and Durant, I can safely say he's the league's best player. I was a lifelong Blazers fan before the Bucks took me, but I have always been rooting for the King to get hid ring. Its hard to see him getting one now with the L-Train going full steam ahead, but if (and its a big if) the Bucks ever get eliminated, I'll be rooting for the King.


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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Iverson is BAD + NLSCer Updates

Postby Martti. on Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:25 am

Not much of a writer, so I'll skip this one. Feel encouraged to write about me, everyone.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Iverson is BAD + NLSCer Updates

Postby velvet bliss on Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:53 am

Giving Iverson the 'injury' so you don't have to play him in your association. :shake:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Iverson is BAD + NLSCer Updates

Postby Sit on Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:30 pm

Martti. wrote:Not much of a writer, so I'll skip this one. Feel encouraged to write about me, everyone.


That's cool. I was only expecting Lamrock, Valor, Manfred to participate in this one... and Thierry to start and finish a third of the way in.

shadowgrin wrote:Giving Iverson the 'injury' so you don't have to play him in your association. :shake:


How can you accuse me of such cheap tactics???
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Iverson is BAD + NLSCer Updates

Postby Lamrock on Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:35 pm

Sit wrote:and Thierry to start and finish a third of the way in.

:lol:

Leigh Meredith - No idea
Julian Martin - dare
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Dee Gilmore - King Dee
Don Elliot - De8
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James

Postby dare on Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:47 pm

I'll skip too, not that good when it comes to writing
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James

Postby Sit on Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:20 pm

dare wrote:I'll skip too, not that good when it comes to writing


You have a chance to be a top prospect. :P All of the NLSCers start off as second rounders for this next draft since there's so many of you. The more dedicated followers (I know who you all are) will be higher ranked.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James

Postby dare on Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:42 pm

In that case maybe I should try some article, maybe I can earn some points.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James

Postby Sit on Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:45 pm

dare wrote:In that case maybe I should try some article, maybe I can earn some points.


Up to you. :lol:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James

Postby dare on Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:15 pm

A Day with the Mamba
Written by Julian Martin

February 28, 2013

The best day of my life just happened today. When ESPN asked me if I can do an interview with Kobe Bryant I did not hesitate to say yes. (It’s him how can I say no.)

6:08 am – I was so excited at the same time nervous. As I was brushing my teeth I keep on thinking what I would ask him. He is my favorite player; even though he got some bad publicity it never changes my desire to meet him.

8:20 am – I’m on my way to the Staples Center home of my favorite team the Los Angeles Lakers. In about two hours I will interview Kobe, one of the greatest player played the game.

I can still remember his unbelievable game against the Toronto Raptors. I just arrived home, I felt bad because I can’t do anything right in that game (4 points in 2 of 15 shooting with 5 T.O). To make matter worse my team was down 20 points entering the second half but I still watch the game, in about 20 minutes I was jumping up and down. Kobe had 60 points and the Lakers tied the game and the rest was history.

9:30 am – I arrived at the arena. The staff told me to wait for a while because the team is still practicing. I decided to watch them; Kobe is just standing there yelling at everyone. When he decided to play I noticed that he was hard on James Carter, he always give a nasty elbow to Carter. But nobody cares, I wonder why.

10:15 am – The staff told me to get ready, Kobe was about to meet me. My heart pounded fast, I was so nervous that I sweat a lot. Then he arrived, he shake my hand and sits down. “Sorry for making you wait, though I still prefer some more practice.” He said. At that time my interview was about to start.

Julian: First question, why so hard on James Carter? I just noticed that earlier.

Kobe: Hard? Are you kidding me? That’s just the way I do. To stay in this league you got to be tough.

Julian: Maybe you’re over doing it? His right eye is swelling from the elbow you gave him.

Kobe: And did you see the way he reacted? He just dunked on me three times after that.

Julian: Alright next question, actually this comes from a friend of mine. You said that Reshawn Tyson is a good player, why did you say that?

Kobe: Well this is one stupid question; we all know that Ty can play. He just got to the allstars team. That’s proof how good he is. But…

Julian: But what?

Kobe: I can see him being a much better player than that; I think his not putting his 100% effort to his game.

Julian: Can I asked why do think that?

Kobe: Can you just ask him?

Julian: Well I can’t because I just here to interview you.

Kobe: Then that’s your problem then.

Julian: Never mind that, next question. Do you think that you can still win the championship? It’s been two years since you won it.

Kobe: You know me kid, I live for that. I can’t go to sleep at night thinking when I can get a hold of that trophy. It’s the only thing I played for.

Julian: Wow you got a serious answer for the first time.

Kobe: And wow look we got no time left.

Julian: Damn time went by fast, last question. What advice can you give for me since I’m about to enter the league.

Kobe: I know your game kid and you better work on your defense. I’m gonna score my career high from you. Ciao!

Then he just leave, he didn’t even shake my hand. I can’t even get an autograph and I know this is my last chance.As I was about to leave the arena, I got surprised to what I saw. Kobe was still shooting some hoops, his work ethic is incredible. For a guy this great and he still have desires to get even better. You can't asked why his one of the best.

I better work on my defense fast; I don’t want this guy scoring 100 on me.



This ain't good as Lamrock's in fact this a terrible article, hope to get some points for effort :P
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James

Postby Eirsej on Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:54 pm

if kobe is like that in real life, i doubt anyone would want to interview him.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James

Postby Sit on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:06 pm

Eirsej wrote:if kobe is like that in real life, i doubt anyone would want to interview him.


Agreed!

I'm pretty sure it wasn't intentional but that was way too funny with Kobe cutting you off at the end. I'm sure you wanted him to seem like a hard working and serious dude but he comes off as a dick in this interview. Nice work :)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James, Dare + Kob

Postby dare on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:10 pm

Well I remember Kobe in one interview that he seems ain't that serious, cant remember what though.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James, Dare + Kob

Postby Sit on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:13 pm

dare wrote:Well I remember Kobe in one interview that he seems ain't that serious, cant remember what though.


It was good man. I can actually imagine this happening. It's pretty funny. Even if it's unintentional. :)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James, Dare + Kob

Postby dare on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:20 pm

Thanks man but really I was trying to make him look like a hard working player with a little sense of humor. :)
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James, Dare + Kob

Postby Sit on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:32 pm

dare wrote:Thanks man but really I was trying to make him look like a hard working player with a little sense of humor. :)


I know. It backfired. :P

Nonetheless, congratulations, you've been elevated to late first rounder status.

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Iverson is BAD + 2013 Draft news

Postby Eirsej on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:47 pm

NBA Draft 2013

Just decided to announce who will be a part of the next draft from the forums.
It will be the biggest in-take of NLSC rookies.

These are their names. Try and guess who they are! Or reveal yourself if you so choose!

    Leigh Meredith
    Julian Martin
    Jesrie Calimas
    Christian Oliver
    Dee Gilmore
    Don Elliot
    Billy ‘Mole’ Mason
    Alexander Sotirov
    Luka Mandich
    Zee Otoo
    Willie Lewis
    Justine Crewhead
    Megarover

It's Calimbas, not Calimas. Hope you can fix it. :D
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James

Postby velvet bliss on Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:49 pm

dare wrote:This ain't good as Lamrock's in fact this a terrible article, hope to get some points for effort :P

I want a minute of my life back.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James, Dare + Kob

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James, Dare + Kob

Postby Houndy on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:03 pm

Willie Lewis will own all. My article will be about.... You'll see :wink:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James, Dare + Kob

Postby Sit on Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:25 pm

I think we all know who Willie Lewis is now. :lol:

Mole is actually a respected dynasty maker with an active dynasty in the dynasty section. First one to guess him will get 24 points!
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Postby Houndy on Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:12 am

Sit wrote:I think we all know who Willie Lewis is now. :lol:

Mole is actually a respected dynasty maker with an active dynasty in the dynasty section. First one to guess him will get 24 points!

It's Billy mole Mason :P
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - L-Train on King James, Dare + Kob

Postby Sit on Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:18 am

Houndy66 wrote:
Sit wrote:I think we all know who Willie Lewis is now. :lol:

Mole is actually a respected dynasty maker with an active dynasty in the dynasty section. First one to guess him will get 24 points!

It's Billy mole Mason :P


Yeah but who is he? :lol:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Who is the Mole?

Postby |)e8* on Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:18 am

I'm guessing mole is clutch
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Who is the Mole?

Postby Sit on Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:20 am

De8 wins. How'd you guess?
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Who is the Mole?

Postby |)e8* on Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:25 am

Lol I read on page eighteen that clutch and dare sent you their info and I thought clutch fitted your descriptio
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Who is the Mole?

Postby Sit on Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:48 am

Chapter 9

“Thank you all for gathering here today,” the Seattle Stealth spokesman announced, “We are very proud to introduce the newest member to our team today. It is a very exciting time for us with the trade deadline having been last night and we were able to acquire Allen Iverson.”
Everyone in the room started to applause as he continued, “Allen Iverson is one of the greatest scorers in the game and he brings a ton of experience to us here in Seattle. We are excited that he will be with the Stealth in our run to try and win a title. And without further ado, please welcome Allen Iverson to the podium.”
Everyone stood up and gave Iverson a standing ovation as he entered from the left hand side of the room. He skipped the three steps at the side of the raised podium by leaping up. He was dressed in a purple and grey Seattle Stealth tracksuit and waved to the throng of media before taking a seat.
The spokesman waited for the applause to stop and the media to take their seats, “Allen is available to answer a couple of your questions but we must remind you that time is limited as he will join the team immediately for training after this.”
Iverson nodded and waved as the cameras were still going off and a handful of hands shot up.
“Allen, what are your thoughts on joining the team,” someone asked from the front row.
Iverson was chewing on gum and thought for a moment before replying, “Y’all know, I was thinking on the plane that this was a good team y-know. Y’all all know what I’m about and and and I’m about winning and I’m happy to be in a winning situation. And and there are some good players on this team y-know. I’m just excited for a new start here in Seattle, yeah.”
Someone from the middle of the room stood up and asked, “You’ve played with Jason Kidd before on All-Star teams and you’ve played against him throughout your career. How do you feel to be playing in the same backcourt as him on the same NBA team? Did you ever think you guys would be playing together given that you were both superstars?”
Iverson tried to be funny, “Y-know I was always burning him back when he was New Jersey and I will get to be breaking his ankles on a daily basis now?”
There were some tentative chuckles around the room but no substantial laughter as Iverson pressed on, “I respect Jason. I think that we would make a good combination on the basketball court. He’s a great player and a leader. We are the same. We have this passion and I really don’t think many guys have that heart these days. Y-know, there’s not many guys who play who play with their all and uh – Jason does that. I’ve got nothing but respect for him. People are going to say we old but they better watch themselves when me and him are on the court.”
A stunning blonde sitting near the back questioned, “You’ve never been in a bench role before. How do you think you will find it that you’re not a starter anymore?”
Iverson seemed defiant, “Y-know, I don’t like it when people doubt me. I haven’t spoken to coach yet but I think I am capable of being a starter here. No one has told me I’m going to be on the bench but y-know, I’m a starter. Always have been and always will be. If I’m benched then I guess I will have to prove that I am better than that y-know. I-uh guess that y-know, all of y’all are doubting I can’t play at 37 but I was still tearing it up in New York. Coach Karl knows what I’ve got and I think that he will talk to Coach about starting me.”

Kevin Durant stormed into the office of the Stealth GM.
“How dare you trade for him without asking me!”
“Just like your head coach,” the manager laughed.
“This is my team! I call the shots here!”
“Don’t give me that marketing crap,” the manager laughed even more, “I came up with it. This isn’t your team. You should tone down on your ego a little bit.”
“Fuck you.”
“That’s no way to talk to the guy who pays you.”
“You made a promise to trade Reshawn Tyson,” Durant complained.
“You made a promise to stop causing trouble,” argued the manager.
“Trade him or you will be losing me,” Durant offered an ultimatum.
“You don’t really mean that.”
“Want to bet?”
“Yes.”
There was silence as Durant didn’t have anything to add; he was a bit thick like that.
“Look,” the manager broke the awkwardness, “It’s not my fault Toronto didn’t want to trade us Chris Bosh. It’s not my fault Minnesota didn’t want to deal with us. We both know that you need Tyson to help you win here.”
Durant was angry that the GM was under the impression that he couldn’t win on his own, “I’ve told you so many fucking times that this is my team and I can win with this team without that fool around.”
“Why do you even hate him?”
“I don’t need a reason, I just do.”
“Stop being childish, you’re just worried he’s going to steal your shine. Kevin, no one is doubting that you are our leader. Just get over it!”
“I don’t want Iverson either.”
“You can get over that too.”
Kevin Durant pointed threateningly at the manager but had nothing to say. He turned around and walked right back out the door. The Stealth GM shook his head. He was tired of dealing with Durant’s ego but trading him away would draw the ire of the entire Seattle fan base. The team was stuck with him for at least another year and a half.

Iverson was brilliant in his first Stealth practice. During the scrimmage, he teamed up with Durant, Bogut, Ariza and Wu to beat Ty, Lee, Wilcox, Li and Karl. Kidd sat out the practice and shouted instructions from the sideline to his teammates. Iverson had a nifty flick pass to Durant who dunked and that garnered a lot of cheers from the staff watching on. Iverson then stole the ball from Karl and pushed it up the floor. He may have lost a step but he was still quick up the court. He converted the layup and gave Bogut a high five as he ran down the court. George Karl smiled as his former charge was making a good impression. Durant was also warming up to the idea of playing with Iverson. His opinion of him swung after Iverson tripped Ty over and walked over him. Ty got up and nudged Iverson in the back and the veteran turned and pushed back at the youngster. Durant smiled and ran in to separate the two. When Ty backed off, Durant gave Iverson a high five.
After practice, Sit met Iverson properly, “It’s nice to meet you.”
Iverson reluctantly shook Sit’s hand and stood on his tippy toes to try and look down on him. Sit wasn’t that much shorter; Iverson just wanted to feel intimidating.
“I want to start Coach,” Iverson cut to the chase.
Sit was even more blunt, “Reshawn is my starting shooting guard. And you would single handily destroy my team if I started you at point guard.”
Iverson didn’t look too impressed, “Y-know I never ever get this treatment anywhere I’ve been. I’ve been a starter my whole life. High school, college, NBA, international. Everywhere man and don’t fuck with me. I’m starting.”
Sit felt like Iverson was wasting his time, “Conversation over and my answer is no. Be careful or else you won’t be getting any minutes at all.”
Sit turned around and walked out to join his coaching staff for a short meeting. He sat next to George Karl.
“This is incredible,” Sit complained, “How did you deal with him?”
“Who? Allen?”
“Yeah,” Sit nodded.
“Patience.”

Iverson was pouting as the team was introduced for the game against the Nets. Ty was indeed starting ahead of him and Sit was still not talking to Iverson. The only acknowledgment he had gotten from the head coach was a slight nod. Ty wasn’t himself though and picked up two quick fouls. Sit was forced to send Iverson out onto the floor.
“Iverson!” Sit yelled over the booing from the crowd, “Get in there. Show me what you got!”
Iverson was happy that he would get a chance earlier than he expected. Ty walked off and he looked mad. He sat down and planted his face into his towel. He sat back and waited for one of the assistants to grab him a Gatorade. He finished it in one go and watched the game with his arms folded. Iverson scored on his first shot attempt pretty much right after he had gotten onto the floor. It was a pretty baseline pull-up.
As Iverson ran back down the floor he pointed to Sit and shouted, “You see that?”
Iverson’s next bucket was a spectacular drive to the hoop. He moved the ball in a full circular motion as he attempted a reverse layup. The ball went up as he released it after going full circle and evading the arms of DJ Schmidt and Yi Jianlian. The ball rolled on the rim and softly dropped through the net. Iverson threw his arms in the air as he celebrated the converted layup as the Nets called a timeout. Most of the guys jumped out of their seats to shower Iverson with high fives and rubbing his head. Gloomy Ty sat on the bench as quiet as a mouse and Iverson took all of the spotlight. Sit shook his head in disbelief that he was being upstaged by AI.

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It was the day after he had been carried off the court. Iverson, Sheed and his entourage walked into practice half an hour late. Sit blew his whistle and stopped the team.
“Where the heck were you?” Sit asked Iverson with all eyes fixed on him and Sheed.
Sheed scratched his head and started to whistle. Iverson rolled his eyes.
“Y-know I don’t have to answer your question.”
Sit asked again, “Where were you? I got a call that they cleared you to play last night. You know we have practice this morning.”
“Practice? I don’t need practice,” Sheed joked.
No one laughed. It was tense.
“I don’t need no kid telling me what to do and how to play,” Iverson said as his entourage burst into laughter.
Sit wasn’t going to have any more of it, “That’s it. Everyone is running suicides.”
The players groaned. Some of the younger players gave Iverson some icy glares. Iverson watched on in disbelief as everyone lined up on the baseline. He sat down on the court.
“What are you doing?” Sit asked.
“I can do whatever I want,” Iverson was stubborn.
Sit threatened, “Then you will be put into my reserves.”
“I’m already there.”
“No minutes.”
“I don’t believe you.”
George Karl decided it was time to step in, “Gentlemen, let’s cut the arguing please. Will, just calm down.”
Karl walked over to Iverson and asked him to get up, “Allen, he’s not lying. Just get up please.”
Iverson hopped up, “I’m not running suicides.”
“Try and cooperate,” Karl pleaded.
Eventually Iverson joined his teammates on the baseline but he would only jog while everyone else sprinted. Sit looked around and everyone waited impatiently.
“Tell us to start already!” Iverson yelled.
Sit ignored him and shouted, “SHEED!”
Sheed was behind him, “Yes Coach?”
Sit turned around and barked his orders, “GET ON THE BASELINE!”
Sheed was awestruck, “Wh-what Coach?”
“You’re running too!” Sit replied.

Ty had called a press conference. His play had recently been erratic and he knew he was ready to address the growing concerns. With a modest group waiting for him, Ty’s agent addressed them on the purpose of the meeting.
“Reshawn Tyson would like to announce to his fans about important issues in his life. He feels that it is the right time to let everything out. He will not be answering any questions, it is only a statement that he wants to make.”
Ty entered the room and sat down. The room was silent. Ty looked around. He suddenly felt a little uneasy but he wanted to get it over and done with. He looked down at his notes that he had written out. All eyes were on him. Woody Hannes was sitting in the front row. Ty had called up Hannes and said that he was ready to do an interview after the press conference. He looked over at Mrs Akonnor who nodded and smiled. Ty took a deep breath.
“I owe an apology to my fans for not playing hard enough. I owe them an apology for not being strong enough. And I owe an apology to myself for not having the courage to admit to myself that I have a problem.”
Ty looked up and noticed that no one was writing. All pens were put down as everyone was listening to him.
He cleared his throat and moved on, “I know that I have suffered from depression. I always thought that I was strong and recovered but it’s funny how life creeps up on you like it has on me. My long time girlfriend passed away a few weeks ago. I have not been my best on the court and off of it. I am standing here in front of you today to share my story. To get everything off of my chest.”
After talking in full detail about his deceased mother, brother and girlfriend, Ty was choking up. He pushed himself to keep on going. Pushing back the tears. He wanted to finish his story.
“I promise... that as a member of the Seattle Stealth, I will try my best to deliver a title to this city. I am lucky and privileged... to be here today. With these loyal fans. It is an amazing franchise to play for.”
The cameras clicked as Ty paused. Woody Hannes couldn’t help but interject.
“You sound very homesick and upset. Does this affect your free agency plans?”
Ty’s agent got up but Ty waved him off. Ty grabbed a tissue and wiped his eyes.
“Sometimes the urge to go home is huge. I can’t say no. You can never say never. Situations change rapidly. Free agency is so far away but if you are asking whether I’d make a promise to stay here then I would not be able to promise that right now.”

“This is amazing!” Marv Albert commented, “Only a few nights after coming out and showing us that he is human after all, Reshawn Tyson is showing us the super human part of himself tonight!”
Tyson rattled off another three pointer to the roar of the crowd. He kept his shooting hand in the air as he backpedalled down the floor. The camera zoomed in on the Stealth bench with Durant and Iverson sitting there; both with their arms folded and blank expressions on their face. The court action came back on as Ty stole the ball and dribbled down the floor. He slammed the ball into the hoop with ferocity.
“That’s 60 points!” Albert sounded ecstatic, “This is an amazing night folks! History might be in the making!”
“It’s only the third quarter Marv,” Steve Kerr agreed, “Tyson has been nothing short of breathtaking tonight.”
“What was your take on his press conference the other night?” Albert asked Kerr.
Kerr analysed, “I think that it’s a fine example that Ty has given us. He has shown that he has been through a lot. It would have been tough to be in his shoes. I really respect him a lot more since he came out and did that.”
Tyson was shown on screen giving Rocky Akonnor a hug as he sat on the bench. He looked into the camera and flashed a smile. He then gave them a thumbs up.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby |)e8* on Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:57 am

Iversons a douche.Go Ty!!!
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby Martti. on Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:18 am

You talkin about practice?? An easy plot twist to add with Iverson. (y)

Ty did the right thing letting it out, now he can get some sympathy, though I don't expect any from KD.

Can't wait for the 60+ game from Ty!!!!
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby Houndy on Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:02 am

Ty is going for 81 :shock:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby puttincomputers on Fri Aug 13, 2010 2:50 am

i predict ty scored between 90 and 100.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby Clutch on Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:12 am

awesome & intense chapter (Y)

AI's a damn fool... too old to realize he'd be Durant's bitch if Ty weren't around; not sure how i feel on Ty's press conf... on one hand, yeah he's had it tough lately; on the other? life's tough, MILLIONAIRE. stop whining and suck it up! at least it looks like clearing his mind done him some good by the game he's having...

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby Lamrock on Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:31 am

Loved the chapter. LOL'ed when Durant decided to become AI's friend when he was fucking with Ty, and Sheed having to do suicides. Also, 60+ for Ty?! :shock:
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby #thierry on Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:40 am

How many points for my virtual player if I guess how many points Ty scored? :wink:

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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby Martti. on Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:33 am

I'm guessing Ty sat for most if the fourth and finished with 72.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby Sit on Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:46 am

This will be one of the last chances to earn points. 24 points if you guess correctly how many points Ty ended up with!

Don't forget the write an article is still on. You can write more than on article, the second one will earn you 50 points!
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby Lamrock on Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:12 am

I bet Ty ends up scoring just 60 before Karl decides to commence garbage time. Will consider another article.
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Re: A Legend Is Born III - Chapter 9: Welcome AI

Postby Houndy on Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:36 am

I say 71
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