Allen Iverson to the Clippers? Oh, the Possibilities

Colin MeansCorrespondent IJuly 14, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Allen Iverson #1 of the Detroit Pistons get set for play on November 14, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Pistons won 106-95.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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For years now, the Los Angeles Clippers have been known as the graveyard of the NBA, where promising careers hit an abrupt end and the Clipper faithful have seen more busts than they have wins.

Last year, we saw confident point guard Baron Davis bravely try to bring the Clippers back as a respectable franchise, but to no avail. 

But this year, things were looking up. Being certain he was the guy, they selected phenom forward Blake Griffin No. 1 overall in the NBA Draft. Third time’s the charm, right?

This would leave them with a crowded front court, meaning someone had to go. And wouldn’t you know it, they found a sucker by the name of the Memphis Grizzlies to take Zach Randolph off their hands.

Could this be real? Had the Clippers' front office just made two consecutive reality-based decisions?

Now all the Clippers were lacking was another corrupted, aging, superstar guard to compliment Baron Davis and they would be set.

Enter Allen Iverson. The Clippers have reportedly contacted Iverson’s agent Leon Rose and are “seriously negotiating” with Iverson.

All they’re lacking now is Stephon “Starbury” Marbury and their back court will be set. It looks like the Clippers have not been paying any attention to what has been going on surrounding the Billups for Iverson trade.

Long story short: Nuggets acquire Billups, advance to Western Conference Finals, Pistons acquire Iverson, team chemistry goes haywire and their playoff run ends prematurely via sweep in the first round.

The Clippers are looking to build on their young core of Griffin, Al Thornton and Eric Gordon, but quite frankly I see nothing but another front row seat at next year’s draft lottery if the Clippers starting back court consists of Baron Davis and Allen Iverson.