Allen Iverson Retired

November 26, 2009 by · Comments Off on Allen Iverson Retired 

Stephen A. Smith announced today that Allen Iverson retired today after only playing three games this season.  Iverson played for the Memphis Grizzlies this year however took a leave of absence after only three games.  The Grizzlies weren’t going to put up with Iverson’s antics and waived him.


Iverson has been known to cause disruptions on the previous teams he has played for, which include Philadelphia, Denver and Detroit.  Which brings me to the video clip below. In one of the classic rants from a professional player or coach Iverson goes off on a reporter after asked a question about missing practice.  As Iverson sees it it’s just “we’re talking about practice….not a game…practice?”.

Obviously it wasn’t that important to him as he repeats “practice?” about 20 times and he wasn’t to fond of showing up to practice.  It goes down as a top clip in all the countdown shows when they have to do with player meltdowns.

But all kidding aside, Iverson will leave behind a great NBA career.  He was an NBA All Star 10 times, averaged 27 points and 6 assists over his career and averaged 42 minutes per game he played.