Allen Iverson: Please Call It a Career!

November 16th, 2009 by Nick Mordowanec Leave a reply »
The Memphis Grizzlies experiment is officially over.

After playing just three games for Memphis, upper management released Allen Iverson from his one-year contract. Iverson, who has been on personal leave the last few days in a move the team said was “indefinite,” criticized the play of younger players like O.J. Mayo and Rudy Gay—and he yapped consistently about his lack of playing time.

I won’t be the first to say this and I also won’t be the last, but here I go: "Allen, please have some dignity and retire from the game already."

Let’s be honest, people. This is not the same A.I. we saw in the late '90s, and it’s not the same guy who led the 76ers to the NBA Finals at the beginning of this decade.

He has not been the most significant player on any team lately, starting with his tenure in Denver. Nuggets coach George Karl was quite ecstatic to get rid of Iverson and getting a better player in Chauncey Billups, and that one Carmelo Anthony character has a little bit more upside than the waning Iverson.

Then there were the Pistons. Iverson thought it was 2001 and wanted to be the focal point of the franchise, b ...

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