Allen Iverson Chose Right by Picking His Daughter over Basketball

March 4th, 2010 by Bryan Toporek Leave a reply »
In this wonderful age of social media, misleading story teasers, and quick links on Twitter and Facebook have brought more speculation and less reporting into journalism. (I blame you, TMZ.)

Right now, we know few things about Allen Iverson for certain.

We know that Iverson's four-year-old daughter Messiah is sick with an undisclosed illness.  

We know that Iverson left the Philadelphia 76ers, for the rest of the season, to be with his daughter.

We know that Sixers coach Eddie Jordan said that there's no chance for Iverson to return to the team next season.

And we know that Iverson, on personal leave, attended a club last Saturday night and gave his detractors near-unlimited ammunition.

Here's what I know: Iverson made the right choice by leaving the Sixers for his daughter.

Any good parent should be willing to drop anything, at any time, to protect his children. Since Iverson can't cure his daughter's disease, he figured the next best thing was to be by her side as much as he possibly could.

Iverson Tweeted the following:

"I needed to be there to hold my little girl's hand ...

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