Allen Iverson To The Bulls?

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Is Allen Iverson the superstar the Bulls have been searching for since MJ's second retirement?

Since 1998, the Chicago Bulls have looked near and far for a superstar, a legit superstar, to step into the limelight.

The Bulls have had a revolving door of max-contract players that have failed to step into the slot Michael Jordan vacated after the Bulls' 1998 championship. Let's take a moment to revisit the failed careers Ron Mercer, Brent Barry and Eddie Robinson had in Chicago.

(Moment of silence)

Thank you.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know the Bulls lost the closest thing to a go-to-guy as Ben Gordon verbally agreed to a 5-year, $55 million deal with division rival Detroit Pistons. So, Allen Iverson would be fit for a sign-and-trade to Chicago, right?

Well, not really.

Iverson will be 34 next season and is coming off career lows in scoring (17.5 ppg) and steals (1.5 spg) in a tumultuous season that started with high expectations in the Mile High City and ended in bitter disappointment in Motown.

On the other hand, how good could a motivated Iverson be for Chicago?

The 6-foot guard has a lot to prove this upcoming season. Prior to his stint in Detroit, Iverson had a pretty good reputation as a league star with a no-quit, never-ending motor. Yet, it seemed as if his motor died when he got to The D, which happens to be a common occurrence in that city. (See General Motors, Ford & Chrysler.) Iverson's star, and reputation, could ascend again alongside Derrick Rose and a resurgent Bulls franchise.

And while A.I.'s glory years of scoring 30 points per game are behind him, he could fit a need for the Bulls if the price is right.

Gordon Revisited: Sign And Trade For Iverson [CBS Sportsline]