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    Default Re: Allen Iverson Retires

    Good riddance. Allen Iverson is the poster boy for one of the worst eras in basketball history. He is the poster boy for:

    A) Athletes who put put themselves above the team.
    B) Athletes who only concentrate on scoring and areas that bring personal adulation.
    C) Athletes who value personal adulation above winning.
    D) Athletes who surround themselves with yes-men and never improve during their career.

    There was a whole era of similar players, guys who came into the league with much hype and never lived up to the expectations because, well, they didn't want to. In their eyes they were already legends. AI is the poster boy for that type of player, that lost era of basketball.

    My only regret is that this ended in retirement and not blackball. I wanted him to try and come back, but be rejected by every team.

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    ^^ thanks, i wondered why i could find the thread, but it was stickied.. mods u cud delete this...

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    Default Re: Allen Iverson Retires

    Part of my childhood died today.

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    Who is this "Allen Iverson" they speak of. Not familiar with that name. Oh well......

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    Default Re: Allen Iverson Retires

    Quote Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
    IMO, MJ's Washington debacle was worse. He probably lit a cigar and smiled when he learned that Pollin died.
    Yeah, you're right...especially the way it happened. I'm sure that ol' Michael didn't shed tears yesterday.

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    i feel weird as hell now... :/, damn way too soon AI.... plz come back half way through the season... i know u still got the skillz... go to boston or denver at around february plz i just want to c u play again!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeLO MvP 15
    i think its way to soon
    link : http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/bal...urn=nba,204978

    what a shame...
    btw if its a repost, sorry didnt c another thread about it...
    That is the most f*cking back handed article I have ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix18
    That is the most f*cking back handed article I have ever seen.

    I agree man.. no respect.

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    i didnt read the article but by retiring i now see how selfish he really is. all he had to do was be a 6th man and he couldnt even do that

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    man in 07-08 season he was averaging 26 pts 7 assists and 2 steals... 2 years later he is retiring... future hall of famer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo
    Good riddance. Allen Iverson is the poster boy for one of the worst eras in basketball history. He is the poster boy for:

    A) Athletes who put put themselves above the team.
    B) Athletes who only concentrate on scoring and areas that bring personal adulation.
    C) Athletes who value personal adulation above winning.
    D) Athletes who surround themselves with yes-men and never improve during their career.

    There was a whole era of similar players, guys who came into the league with much hype and never lived up to the expectations because, well, they didn't want to. In their eyes they were already legends. AI is the poster boy for that type of player, that lost era of basketball.

    My only regret is that this ended in retirement and not blackball. I wanted him to try and come back, but be rejected by every team.
    Are you Tyronn Lue?

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    That article is spot on. I challenge anyone to point out an untruth. He's absolutely correct when he said that Iverson flatlined in his early 20s. Name me one skill that Iverson picked up after his first 3 years in the league. One.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markymark
    You are the definition of pathetic.
    Name me one skill that Iverson picked up after his first 3 years in the league. Name me one.

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    He will be back.

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    [QUOTE=Rafael Delaget

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