Miami Heat: Five Reasons “The Answer” Will Not Join the Big Three

July 22nd, 2010 by Andrew Robeson Leave a reply »
In his prime, Allen Iverson was among the best players in the NBA. His 11 All-Star appearances, four scoring titles, and MVP award have convinced many he could still have a role in the NBA.

However, that role will not be with the Miami Heat.

Here's why.


5. Iverson's Troubled Past

Off the court, Iverson's life has been marred by drama.

Iverson's first arrest came in 1993, before he was even drafted in the NBA, for his part in a brawl spurred by racial tension. He was sentenced to five years in prison, but the conviction was eventually overturned.

Iverson was again arrested in 1997 for possession of a concealed firearm and marijuana after a traffic stop for speeding. This time, he was sentenced to community service.

Throughout the 2000s, Iverson has had run-ins with authority everywhere from casinos to nightclubs. A Philadelphia Inquirer article by Stephen A. Smith, published March 7, 2010, stated that Iverson's friends believed Iverson would either "drink himself into oblivion or gamble his life away."

Does that sound like the kind of guy Pat Riley wants to have in the ...

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