Pivot Points: Allen Iverson Has Decided To Hang Up His Sneakers

November 25th, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
It's official.

At 6:00 p.m. EST, Steven A. Smith of ESPN announced that Allen Iverson has decided to retire and spend more time with his family.

While this seemed like it may have been the next step in the ongoing Iverson saga, I still can't believe it's true.

Apparently Iverson has become disenchanted with the media scrutiny and the mutiny from most fans in basketball and chose to make his stop in Memphis his last one.

So what's next for the legion of Iverson fans who have continuously sung his praises?

Probably a litany of articles claiming the demise of professional basketball, and how things won't be the same without their fallen star.

On the contrary, the game hasn't really missed him and things have been humming along just fine.

I will miss the competitive spirit he brought to the game, and I will miss the passion that made him so special, but I can do without the presumption that his presence enhanced the game of basketball.

When it's all said and done, he will hold a special place in history as one of the best guards ever to play the game, and he will join the ranks of great pl ...

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