IT’S SO HARD TO SAY GOODBYE: IGGY’S TRADED TO NUGGETS

It looks like the Sixers were part of a four-team blockbuster trade that will bring Andrew Bynum in from the Lakers and send Andre Iguodala to the Nuggets. I’m not really here to talk about the trade and what it all means and all that right now. If you’d like to read up on that, check out John Finger’s excellent article on CSNPhilly.com. And tell him your favorite Jawbox song in the comments section.

Andre Iguodala has had quite the career in Philly. He was never the guy with a quick quote or who wore his heart on his sleeve like the other AI, but the guy worked hard, played hard, and was one fuck of a defender. Denver is getting a good player. He was never a centerpiece, although initially he was cast as such.

I’ve always been an Iggy supporter – his defense was one of the reasons why this past season’s Sixers squad was so fun to watch. When the Sixers faced the Bulls at the WFC for the closeout game in round 1 of the playoffs, I was overjoyed to see Iggy come up big. It was one of my favorite Sixers moments since the 2001 run. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the clip again, three months to the day.

But now it’s the Bynum era, so let’s hope he stays healthy and keeps his attitude in check, because he has the potential to be the best Sixer since Iverson. Or as Paul Jolovitz said at least 50 times tonight on WIP, Bynum could very well be the Batman that the team needs.

I think it’s only appropriate that Boyz II Men play us out…

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