From 2000-2009, basketball had its ups and downs. Downs: The Ron Artest fight The Tim Donaghy betting scandal The Kobe Bryant rape case The decline of superstars like Allen Iverson and Tracy McGrady* The Greg Oden injuries The AAU drama queens (Carmelo Anthony, O.J Mayo, Renardo Sidney ...the list goes on) The Kwame Brown s and Darko s (Speaking of Darko, he just left the NBA. Could it be a good sign for this decade?) *Although I am a huge Iverson supporter, I am also sad about McGrady's decline. His 13 points in 35 seconds was classic. I expected much more from T-Mac. In fact, it was so classic that it deserves to be on this post.
There were points in this decade in which I felt that basketball was at an all-time low. I still never lost faith ...
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