Say goodbye to A.I.: Iverson plans to retire

November 25, 2009

Stephen A. Smith is reporting that Allen Iverson plans to retire, despite feeling that he can still compete at a high level in the NBA. 

The 10-time All-Star played three games this season with Memphis before taking a leave of absence to attend to personal matters. He was waived after the two sides agreed to part ways.  There was some discussions with the Knicks, but those halted rather quickly. 

“I think he still has something left to give some team out there. If that’s his decision, he’ll go down in history, I think, as the greatest little guard ever to play the game of basketball,” Karl said.

“I was happy to have him for a couple years and hopefully our paths will cross. But 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 has endured an illustrious playing career that included 10 All-Star appearances, two All-Star Game MVP’s, four scoring titles, a Rookie of the Year award, and was the MVP of the 2000-2001 season.    He averaged 27.1 point per game, 5th all-time.


  1. One of the saddest days….AI is certified hall of famer. One of my favorite players, of any sport, of all time.

  2. i concurr…almost took down those bulls dolo might have played with more injuries than anyone…tough little guy who deserved more than being shoved out the door…i think he comes back next year after everyone decides wherethey are going and decides to take a backseat-

  3. **lakers dolo

  4. the league retired AI. so sad lol

  5. knicks lose again… maybe they’ll think about signing him now

  6. At least he wont have to practice anymore

  7. lol

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