Allen Iverson, during his rookie year (Getty Images)
A look around the league and the web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C: SB Nation. Paul Flannery discusses the ways in which such a relatively small basketball player could make such a significant and lasting sound.
PF: The Basketball Jones. Trey Kerby talks up the ridiculous spin move that Allen Iverson only seemed to be able to pull off in commercials.
SF: SB Nation. David Roth on Iverson’s defiance, his place in his era, and the legacy he created that no other player will have the context or the ability to be able to approximate.
SG: SLAM Magazine. Iverson’s shoe company since 1996 recently responded to his impending retirement.
PG: Hoop 76. Discussing the international intrigue behind new Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown.
6th: Half Court Press. Speaking of Australia, J.P. Pelosi breaks down Atlanta Hawks second round pick James Ennis’ jump to the National Basketball League, working for the Perth Wildcats with the Hawks’ blessing.
7th: Instagram. Because it’s #ThrowbackThursday, and also because there’s nothing going on in the NBA right now, here’s a picture of Andre Drummond in college wearing a cow costume on Halloween.
8th: The Point Forward. Sports Illustrated’s Rob Mahoney and Ben Golliver discuss the Clippers, Bulls, Thunder and Knicks – four well-heeled teams expected by their creators to make the conference finals. Also, intriguingly, four teams that could fall short in the second round.
9th: Inside the Lakers. The Los Angeles Daily News’ Mark Medina talks with Jordan Hill, who swears that his new outside shooting stroke won’t affect the rest of his game. Jordan? We were never really scared that it would.
10th: Cowbell Kingdom. Diving deep into what exactly the Sacramento Kings could do with Jimmer Fredette and oh my freaking god the season really needs to start soon.
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