Allen Iverson: “The Answer” Hangs It Up, Retires After 14 Seasons

November 26th, 2009 by Curtis Finchum Leave a reply »
Allen Iverson spent 14 seasons being the most feared player in the league. Listed at 6'0", if Iverson had been any other player, he would have been overlooked by almost everyone. 

But instead, Iverson become the man everyone was circling on their scout sheets. The player every coach feared to go up against, because he had more heart and desire to win than almost everyone.

It was something that at one point, was admired by everyone not only around the country, but the world. 

Iverson became an icon for players to emulate. His incredibly physical and high-risk style of play was not only fun to watch, but fun to coach depending on the style. 

His longest and most influential head coach, Larry Brown, was capable of channeling both his desire, heart, and ego. 

An MVP award and trip to the NBA Finals later, many believed that Brown had succeeded. Boy, were we wrong. 

After being traded to Denver, Iverson teamed up with the young and explosive Carmelo Anthony. Denver management believed that he was "The Answer" to their playoff woes. 

Think again. Iverson was incapable of gett ...

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