Why Is Allen Iverson Retiring?

November 26th, 2009 by Bobby Lewis Leave a reply »
NBA fans know that Allen Iverson has had his problems in the NBA.

We've all heard the now infamous "Practice" rant.

His time in Detroit was a complete debacle.

If you blinked, you probably missed his stint with the Memphis Grizzlies.

But with all of his problems, was there ever a player on the court with Allen Iverson—playing with or against him—who outworked him?

This man has been vilified by GMs around the league, some fans, and some of the media, but there is nobody on this planet that can tell me he couldn't improve an NBA team right now.

He got to the NBA Finals with a supporting cast that included Eric Snow, Aaron McKie, Tyrone Hill, Matt Geiger, Todd McCullough, and Theo Ratliff. Nothing against those guys because they all played incredibly hard, but none of them ever set the world on fire.

The general rule of thumb in the NBA is that you need two stars to challenge for a title. Iverson was the only guy on that team who could create his own shot. Nobody else on that squad inspired any fear on the offensive side of the ball.

Obviously Iverson has taken a ton o ...

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