I Just Heard Allen Iverson Retired.

@elmiko (6640)
United States
November 25, 2009 6:20pm CST
Its kinda odd hes retiring since he still has some years left in him, but no good team seemed to want to sign him which is a sad way to end his career. I don't blame him for not wanting to play for Memphis with how much effort hes put forth over the years. The Knicks are not even good enough for him to win a title which thought about signing him but than turned him down. I still think theres a chance he might return if he gets a offer from a better team. If he doesn't come back I'll remember as a player with a lot of heart. He was also the shortest player to ever win the MVP at 6ft. I do think he should have been more of a team player but really didn't have much help on the offensive end with the Sixers, but he certainly did when he was traded to the Nuggets. I will also remember him as a player who averaged over 30+ppg in a season shooting 39% from the field. That shows you how much of a ball hog he could be. Does this type of playing style have something to do with teams turning him down? Yes, I would say very much so.
3 responses
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Nov 09
yup have to be a team player there to go on and be picked with a great t eam. Sad that he wont go on!
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Nov 09
i hope a better team would offer to sign him later so he can finish his career in a better way.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
27 Nov 09
that would be better
@tvb2009 (237)
• Singapore
26 Nov 09
Yup. I also heard he retired. It's a pity. He really is a great player. During his time in the NBA, i always wanted to see him pair up with Kobe. It's a pity it never happened. Otherwise, they will form a formidable partnership.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Nov 09
it is somewhat sad as someone with as much heart as he had really deserved to end his career in a better way on a better team.
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
i think it's because of it's back injury? Aw yeah being not 100% would really give an impact to the team...too bad i feel sorry fro him.. =(
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
26 Nov 09
thanks for responding.