Detroit could be the best thing to happen to Iverson

Allen Iverson is poised to succeed, now that he's finally in a role in which he doesn't have to carry a franchise. Story

Updated: November 5, 2008, 4:44 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | Page 2

With the Detroit auto industry's bottoming out and the Lions' flirting with 0-16, the city of Detroit isn't exactly seen as brimming with possibilities.

But for Allen Iverson, Detroit should be considered nothing but a land of promise.

A change of scenery has been known to change the perception of an athlete and, subsequently, the destiny of a team. A trade to New England saved Randy Moss' career. The Herschel Walker trade started a dynasty in Dallas.

So ...

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