Allen Iverson will be officially retiring from the game there comes time in life when old dogs gotta die!!! but he was so late 90s, the whole child support thing makes him a lil unsexy to me!!! Nevertheless he was a beast on the court to be so short. He will have finished his career averaging 26.7 points per game, the sixth-best career scoring mark in league history.
He trails only Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West in career points per game. At just 6 feet tall, Iverson is the smallest player ever to average 20 points or more for his career. Iverson, who also averaged 6.2 assists and 2.2 steals for his career, played his first 10 seasons in Philadelphia, winning Rookie of the Year honors in 1997 after being the No. 1 overall pick out of Georgetown. He led the league in scoring in four seasons and steals in three. He is Philadelphia’s franchise leader in 40-point games (76) and 3-pointers (885) and is second behind Hal Greer in points (19,931).
In 2001, Iverson won the league’s MVP award while leading the Sixers to the NBA Finals, where they lost in five games to Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.
In 2006, Iverson was traded to the Denver Nuggets. He also played with Detroit and Memphis before returning to the Sixers for 25 games during the 2009-10 season.
In August, Slam Magazine reported that Iverson would announce his retirement during the summer.
It’s fitting that Iverson will officially retire on a night when the Sixers play the Miami Heat. James recently told ESPN The Magazine that Iverson was his second-favorite player (behind Jordan) growing up.
“He played like a 6-8 2-guard,” James said of Iverson. “He was one of the greatest finishers we’ve ever seen. You could never question his heart. Ever.”
All he had to do was swallow his pride and come off the bench. His career was not supposeto end the way it did. He just look stupid to me. Shaking off his mooching friends wouldn’t have hurt his bank account either. Apparently Allen has relocated to Jacksonville, Fl now…. I wonder why?? . Anyway he had a good run while it lasted…