You know things are bad when the No. 1 newspaper in your area sends its beat reporter to watch a fallen star in another country rather than cover you. That’s the situation the Sixers are now in.
The Inquirer’s Kate Fagan is off to Istanbul, Turkey, to cover Allen Iverson’s life there instead of covering the Sixers. Fagan has quickly ascended into one of the top Sixers authorities in the region and is always on top of what is happening. She’s honest and blunt in her columns.
While the slackers in the Sixers locker room (players) may not miss her, this is just one more example of how irrelevant the Sixers truly are in this area. The fact that fans are more interested in following Iverson in Turkey instead of their own team speaks volumes.
For those keeping track at home, Iverson’s team is 1-0 without him and 0-1 with him in the lineup. He dropped 15 points in his debut this week.