Check My Watch: Is Retirement the Final “Answer” for Allen Iverson?

November 26th, 2009 by Ross Romano Leave a reply »

Today Allen Iverson announced his retirement from the NBA after 14 terrific seasons. Throughout his career, the generously-listed 6’0” guard has electrified crowds with his unique combination of speed, quickness, scoring ability, and feel for the big moment.

He led the league in scoring four times, in steals three times, won Rookie of the Year in 1996-97, and the MVP award in 2000-01. In addition, he was a 10-time all-star, winning two all-star MVPs, and carried his teams to the playoffs nine times.

Today’s announcement was a step, and maybe not the final step, in what has been a strange saga, beginning last season when Iverson was traded from Denver to Detroit. At the time, it was a surprising trade for both teams, but one looked at with optimism on each side. S

ome were puzzled that Detroit would part with Chauncey Billups, who was the leader on a championship team and a Pistons squad that had reached the Eastern Conference finals in six consecutive seasons. On the other side, many were surprised that the Nuggets would trade away a scorer of Iverson’s caliber so early in the season.
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