Allen Iverson Back Back in Philly Philly

Jaime IrvineCorrespondent IDecember 7, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Allen Iverson #3 of the Memphis Grizzlies on the court against the Los Angeles Lakers on November 6, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 114-98. 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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Tonight, Allen Iverson will once again don a 76er jersey when Sixers meet the Nuggets in Denver.

After failed excursions with the Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and most recently, the Memphis Grizzlies, questions abound about how will the former MVP and little man will fare back in his old digs of Philadelphia.

Will he be the team chemistry killer that he has displayed in the past?

Does he have anything left in his tank? Can he help a team win?

Are the Sixers right in bringing him back to Philly?

I have never been a fan of Allen Iverson. I think he is a ballhog, a horrible defender and not a good teammate.

Even at his apex, I would have rather had a number of different stars over him. Having said that, I love his competitive fire and I believe he truly does love to win, though he just doesn’t totally get “how to win.”

Ultimately, I think the Sixers are in luck. I think Iverson is going to be an asset for them and get them over this hump that they are in. I believe he can still score and be effective, which is something Philly desperately needs from its backcourt with the likes of Lou Williams sidelined with a broken jaw–ouch.

I believe these past 12 months or so have been quite humbling for the All-Star, and I hate to use this line, but I do believe he is a changed man. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out for Iverson and Philly.