Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson to start training to return to Turkey


Allen Iverson left Turkey for a very sound medical reason — he had a lesion growing on his calf. For the past several months he’s been receiving treatment for it — shots of an anti-inflammatory drug around the lesion.

It has worked and Iverson is ready to get back on the court, reports Ric Bucher of ESPN.

Former NBA MVP Allen Iverson expects to receive medical clearance on Monday to resume playing after being sidelined for the past two months with a lesion in his right calf, says his business manager, Gary Moore.

“He’s going to start rigorous training as soon as he has clearance,” Moore said. “He’s determined to get back to playing.”

There are a wide variety of rumors around as to why Iverson wanted to go to Turkey in the first place, from him being broke to his love of the game. Depends on who is doing the spinning. Personally, I’ve kind of stopped caring too much about the motivation.

Hopefully Iverson can get back on the court and end his career in a way befitting one of the true legends of the game.

NBA All-Star, champion Bill Bridges dies at age 76

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Bill Bridges, a star as a Kansas Jayhawk who went on to have a 12-year NBA career that included being part of the 1975 Golden State Warriors championship team, has passed away, according to the University of Kansas.

Bridges was an undersized power forward at 6’6″ but he was a beast on the boards who averaged 11.9 rebounds a game for his career and more than 13 a game for six straight years at the peak of his career. That 11.9 per game average is still 27th all-time in NBA history.

A New Mexico native, Bridges was a three-time All-Star (all as a member of the Hawks), two-time All-NBA Defensive team, and was part of the 1975 Warriors title team. Besides the Hawks (St. Louis and Atlanta) and Warriors, Bridges played for the Sixers and Lakers.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

Kevin Love names NBA players he thinks could play in NFL


The majority of guys in the NBA are not built for the NFL. Blake Griffin the tight end makes a huge target for a free safety to line up. Kevin Durant is a little thin. Carmelo Anthony? Come on now.

But there are a few guys who might be able to, and on his show Dan Patrick asks Kevin Love about it today (see the video above). Then DP tries to take the obvious call of LeBron James off the table.

Nate Robinson as a DB? He’s athletic enough but at his height he would be a target for tall receivers. I like Dan Patrick’s suggestion of Russell Westbrook the free safety — he is certainly athletic enough.

Love also picked himself as a QB. Um, no. I’m not sure his outlet passing skills translate.