It’s Finally Been Answer’ed, Allen Iverson Steps Away

November 25th, 2009 by Kody Leibowitz Leave a reply »
And just like that, an end of an era.

Today, Allen Iverson, 34, has announced his retirement from the NBA, only 11 days removed from taking "a personal leave" from the Memphis Grizzlies, most likely his last basketball team.

"I would like to announce my plans to retire from the National Basketball Association," Iverson said to Stephen A. Smith, of ESPN and the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I always thought that when I left the game, it would be because I couldn't help my team the way that I was accustomed to.  However, that is not the case."

By now, every city he was played for (and more) is talking about his legacy.  But in particular, what legacy has he left on a certain team that picked him first overall in the 1996 NBA Draft? What legacy has he left on the Philadelphia Sixers and the city of Brotherly Love, most of all?

In Philadelphia, he will always be remembered as a warrior.  He leaped for balls, splattered his body, heart, and soul onto the hard court, and never walked away (from a game.  

He will always be remembered as a prolific scorer and league MVP.  He won four scoring titles (1998-99; 2000-01; 2001-02; 2004 ...

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