Allen Iverson Proves Yet Again Why He’s Not a Champion

March 8th, 2010 by Richie Zawistowski Leave a reply »


I'm not usually one to kick a player when they're down. In all honesty, I have, over the last few seasons, become a somewhat fan of Allen Iverson. The same Iverson who I disliked more than any other professional athlete for a good ten years or so.

But now comes reports of Iverson having gambling and alcohol issues , after taking a leave of absence from his team, the Philadelphia 76ers, to aid his ailing four-year-old daughter.

I support Iverson 100% in taking time away from basketball and handling family issues, especially when it relates to his children.

But don't say you're going to leave your team to handle family issues, then have reports surface of alcohol and gambling addiction while your team is battling for a playoff spot.  That leaves me absolutely zero compassion for him. Derek Fisher was caught up in a similar family situation in 2007. While playing with the Utah Jazz, Fisher was notified that his daughter had a rare condition called retinoblastoma , a type of cancer of the retina whi ...

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