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Allen Iverson Retires

  • VDSF
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Allen Iverson is planning to retire from the NBA, nationally syndicated radio host and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Stephen A. Smith reports.

Iverson's representatives have told Smith of Iverson's plans on Wednesday.

"I would like to announce my plans to retire from the National Basketball Association," Iverson said in a statement on StephanA.com, Smith Web site. "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 is 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, who has played 14 seasons in the NBA, played three games with the Memphis Grizzlies but complained about coming off the bench. The team then gave him a leave of absence to attend to personal matters. The two sides eventually agreed to part ways and Iverson was waived.


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[ Edited by VDSF on Nov 25, 2009 at 3:50 PM ]
  • crzy
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Retiring instead of coming off the bench = when keeping it real goes wrong.
bye bye stat ho
For reals, or just practice?
Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
For reals, or just practice?

We talkin' 'bout retirement.
one of my favorite players of all-time. he never looked right in any uniform other than the sixers
Originally posted by YuNGaCE:
one of my favorite players of all-time. he never looked right in any uniform other than the sixers
  • BigRon
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good Riddence. One of the reasons, I couldn't watch the NBA. Now just a dozen or so more "me first team never" guys need to go.
He'll be back... it's a long season, injuries happen, teams will look to add pieces for a playoff run.
  • BobS
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Originally posted by BigRon:
good Riddence. One of the reasons, I couldn't watch the NBA. Now just a dozen or so more "me first team never" guys need to go.

I don't think he ever meet a shot he didn't like. He was quick, but a horrible outside shooter, he is very overrated as far as I am concerned.
Nope. He is coming back out of retirement, they are talking about it on ESPN. He went and talked to his old college coach, and he made him reconsider...or something like that.
I don't think he has anything left in the tank.

One of my favorite players of all time, simply because he was one of the leagues biggest underdog- College troubles , smaller size etc.
Not so fast.

Looks like Iverson's pulling an AB83.
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