Stop the presses. After a three-week, 12-game losing streak, the sun finally rose for the Philadelphia 76ers this morning, as they snapped their dubious streak with a blowout win over the Golden State Warriors last night. With the win, one thing became immediately clear; their surprisingly controversial decision to sign Allen Iverson has already begun to pay off in dividends. The Sixers approached the Iverson deal from two very different standpoints: the playing side and the business side. On the business side: Before the Sixers signed Iverson, they averaged drawing 11,820 fans per home game. Since his signing, they've raised their home average to 12,942 (largely on the heels of a sell-out crowd of 20,664 for Iverson's home return against Denver). Although the Sixers' attendance ...
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