Allen Iverson’s Tale Is One We Have Heard Before

March 9th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
It's easy to rationalize Allen Iverson's decision to sit the rest of the season out when it comes to his daughter Messiah, but the latest news concerning Iverson makes you wonder if this was his eventual path anyway.

Stephen A. Smith of ESPN recently said Iverson was spiraling out of control and his finances and post-basketball life was in serious danger due to alcohol and gambling problems.

Smith went on to say Iverson has been banned from casinos in Detroit and Atlantic City, and these recent revelations coupled with the news of his daughter, and his wife's recent request for a divorce add up to a very difficult month for Iverson.

I have been critical of Iverson in the past because I feel that even though he was a great player he never took the steps to maximize his potential and explore the depths of his game.

His dislike for practice is legendary, and he has never given much thought to the weight room, and when his non-chalant manner is held beside players like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, you have to question his desire, if not the results.

Iverson has been known to enjoy a good time, and it's no coincidence tha ...

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