I would be pissed too if the guy starting over me was averaging 8 points on a terrible field goal % and 6 assists a game in 32 minutes. Conley has been in the NBA for 3 years and still hasnt gotten his shit together. If i were Allen Iverson, i too would be insulted that he was starting over me.
I dont blame Iverson as much as i blame the Memphis front office for signing him. They knew what type of attitude he had, they knew he wanted to use this season to prove to the world that "Allen Iverson is still a legit star". Iverson didnt think they brought him in to sit on the bench behind some guy that sucks, he expected to start and help the team win.
Iverson's flaw in handling the situation is what is getting him all the negative attention. The fact that he cant put his ego aside is something everybody is focusing on. Iverson doesnt feel he needs to put his ego aside because Mike Conley doesnt deserve to start over him. As wrong as that may be for Iverson to refuse to sit down/shut up/support the team, that is the situation.
But does a guy who is one the best NBA players from the past 10 years really need to sit down/shut up/support the team(which isnt a winning team and has no shot at the playoffs with/without him), or does he have a point/need to be playing to help the team win a few more games than it will going at the pace they are currently going?