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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted August 21, 2013 - 11:42 AM

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by Tzvi Twersky | @ttwersky
 

Allen Iverson will officially announce his retirement from basketball in the coming days, according to a report citing a source close to him.

Iverson, 38, played his last professional basketball in Turkey in 2011. Before that, he appeared in his final NBA game, as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, in 2010.

Iverson became one of the best guards in the history of the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers -- especially given his size -- and won the NBA MVP award in 2001.

“He might be the greatest athlete I’ve ever seen,” said Larry Brown, Iverson’s coach from 1997-2003 and the current coach at SMU. “I don’t think there’ll be another one like him.

“I’m sure we faced a lot of obstacles, maybe even on a daily basis, but when it came time to play, to try to win a game, he tried to play as hard as he could for his coach.”

 

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Great player during his time with the Sixers. Hope he sticks with the NBA in some form.



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Posted August 21, 2013 - 11:47 AM

He retired a long time ago, and stayed in retirement because he refused to get back in the league by playing a few d-league games before being called up.


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Posted August 21, 2013 - 12:43 PM

never has a star athlete had such a fall from stardom...

this guy went from super-star, to out of the league in record time...

 

 

 

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Posted August 21, 2013 - 03:17 PM

Have they ever done a 40 for 40 on him? Will there be a press conference televised or will he do it via social media modern style ala twitter, facebook, instagram, youtube, skype or whatever?


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Posted August 22, 2013 - 08:58 AM

Have they ever done a 40 for 40 on him? Will there be a press conference televised or will he do it via social media modern style ala twitter, facebook, instagram, youtube, skype or whatever?

Yeah, I would like to watch it also. A.I. one of the most influential player had many people sporting the one arm sleeves and cornrows trying to do crossovers.



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 07:04 PM

I wish AI remained healthy and continued to dominate. I'll miss his practice rant. :P



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 08:00 PM

loved his game, was my second favorite player to watch after kobe for a long time

 

in the conversation for pound for pound greatest in his prime


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Posted August 22, 2013 - 08:15 PM

i've been treating him as a retired baller for a few years now, i'm not any more impacted by this news now


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Posted August 22, 2013 - 10:57 PM

The Story Behind Allen Iverson's 'Practice' Rant

 

Gary Payton shares the story and a priceless impression.

The "First Take" crew breaks down how they will remember Allen Iverson.


Edited by    , August 22, 2013 - 11:04 PM.

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Posted August 23, 2013 - 10:01 PM

Hahaha!

This is hilarious. Dude effectively "retired" from basketball years ago. Desperate grab for attention now that he's broke.

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Posted September 14, 2013 - 02:40 AM

5 minutes of A.I.'s deadly crossover. One of the best to ever do it.

 


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