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Obama
11-26-2009, 04:28 AM
At his peak, he was one of the greatest, very greatest, and certainly the best thing out of Philadelphia since Charles Barkley. May this future HOFer have a blessed retirement.



Allen Iverson announces NBA retirement

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Allen Iverson, a 10-time NBA All-Star who guided Philadelphia to the 2001 NBA Finals, announced plans to retire in a statement released on a website.

The website of Stephen A. Smith, a reporter who covered Iverson in his glory days with the 76ers, published a statement attributed to Iverson announcig he was ending his NBA career after a failed comeback attempt with Memphis.

"I would like to announce my plans to retire from the National Basketball Association," the statement read.

"I always thought that when I left the game it would be because I couldn?t help my team the way that I was accustomed to. However that's not the case. I still have tremendous love for the game, the desire to play and a whole lot left in my tank. I feel strongly that I can still compete at the highest level."

Iverson played three games for Memphis before taking a leave of absence to deal with personal matters, then was waived by the Grizzlies after he and the team agreed to part ways.

Iverson was unhappy with a reserve role with Memphis as he had been in Detroit the season before.

The Knicks considered signing Iverson but decided he would take too much time from younger, developing players. No other team appeared interested in Iverson.

"He'll go down in history as the greatest little guard ever to play the game," said George Karl, who coached Iverson during his time at Denver.

"I have a sneaky feeling that somewhere along the way an injury or a circumstance with a team will open that window back up."

Iverson, a four-time NBA season scoring champion, ranks fifth in NBA career scoring average with 27.1 points a game. He averaged 17.4 points a game last year for Detroit.

"Stepping away from the game will allow me to spend quality time with my wife and kids," Iverson said. "This is a reward that far exceeds anything that I?ve ever achieved on the basketball court. I have prayed for this day and I see it as my greatest gift."

Only Michael Jordan had a higher playoff scoring average than Iverson's 29.7 points a game.


Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h6fZb4DRVPu3DizL9S0OANaV2gyw

buko
11-26-2009, 08:42 AM
Im a Spurs fan but I like Iverson, too bad he never won a championship, fuck the Lakers.

imported_Nothingman
11-28-2009, 05:33 PM
Too bad. I wish him good luck further.

Obama
12-03-2009, 05:50 AM
Allen Iverson came out of retirement and is now back on the Sixers. Sixers ticket sales just went through the roof.

E-DUBB
12-03-2009, 08:01 AM
i kind of figured a.i. would be back...his feelings were hurt because he couldnt start on the grizzlies:))...iverson is a sensitive cat:((

kelly7898
04-25-2010, 04:15 PM
At his peak, he was one of the greatest, very greatest, and certainly the best thing out of Philadelphia since Charles Barkley. May this future HOFer have a blessed retirement.



Source: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h6fZb4DRVPu3DizL9S0OANaV2gyw

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Thank you for the post.

Obama
04-25-2010, 04:34 PM
Didn't expect any more replies to this thread...

imported_Ningy
05-04-2010, 05:42 AM
Im a Spurs fan but I like Iverson, too bad he never won a championship, fuck the Lakers.


Hey Buko, are you from San Antonio? I am from Houston, but the Mexican side of my family is all from right outside San Antonio... And Hell yeah, Fuck the Lakers!