No Answer For The Answer: Allen Iverson Retires

After playing 13 seasons in the NBA Allen Iverson is hanging it all up. He announced it on Stephen A Smiths blog yesterday. After being picked #1 overall in that crazy 1996 draft containing not only Iverson but Kobe, Ray Allen, Marcus Camby, Peja Stojaković, and Steve Nash among others, the small Point Guard out of Georgetown and winning the Rookie Of The Year award the same year, Iverson went on to play 10 seasons in Philly with the 76ers he moved on with his career for a short stint with the Denver Nuggets, a season with the Detroit Pistons, and few games with the Memphis Grizzlies. Iverson led the 76ers to the NBA Finals in 2001 and was voted MVP the same season. Hes also one of the best scoring players in NBA history winning the scoring title four seasons and averaging 27.0 points a game over his career putting him at #5 on the all time high list. Not to mention his ten All-Star Game appearances and two All-Star Game MVPs. He was also part of the mediocre USA team in 2004 that only took Bronze.

Iversons been the center of a lot of controversy over his time in the league but has always been one of the biggest superstars in the game. Ive given him a lot of shit lately mostly because of the disaster that happened to my Detroit pistons a season ago, but still, he was one of my favorite players growing up I had his shoes and jerseys and still remember the infamous Lue step over. News earlier this week was that he would possibly sign a contract with the New York Knicks, Iverson has also stated that: "I still have tremendous love for the game, the desire to play, and a whole lot left in my tank. I feel strongly that I can still compete at the highest level." So dont be so sure that this is the last of The Answer weve seen in the NBA.