Bye, Bye to A.I.?: Iverson, Grizzlies Reportedly Part Ways

November 16th, 2009 by Scott Hansen Leave a reply »

One of the best professional basketball players of the modern era may never be seen on a basketball court ever again. Allen Iverson and the Memphis Grizzlies mutually parted ways on Monday after Iverson took a leave of absence to attend to a personal matter on Nov. 7.

Fans that purchased Iverson’s famous No. 3 jersey got to see Iverson play in only three games for Memphis, none of them at home.

In three appearances off the bench this season, Iverson averaged 12.3 points and 3.7 assists per game, far below his career averages of 27 points and 6.2 assists per game since the Philadelphia 76ers chose Iverson with the first overall pick in the 1996 draft.

Love him or hate him, Iverson was one of the best players of this generation. Iverson was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1997 and was the NBA Most Valuable Player in 2001 after averaging a league-best 31.1 points and 2.5 steals per game, leading the Sixers to the NBA Finals before falling to Los Angeles Lakers.

In Iverson’s final full season in Philadelphia, Iverson a ...

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