HoopsHype Allen Iverson rumors


October 31, 2013 Updates

"It was always about Allen," Brown said. "I used to tell him all the time, 'You don't know just what you mean to so many people.' He would never fathom that." Iverson, who famously crossed Michael Jordan over as a rookie in March 1997, was known for his irrepressible scoring ability and for how hard he always played (in games, not necessarily in practice). "I just wish there was some way the league could honor him," Brown said. "It is one thing doing it in Philly when they retire his jersey. But he needed to go to every arena and have people show what he meant." USA Today Sports

October 30, 2013 Updates

"He is the best player his size to ever play the game," Brown, who coached Iverson from 1997 to 2003, said of the 6-0, 165-pound guard. "And maybe the toughest, maybe as good of an athlete that has ever played our game, and as good of an competitor. I hope everyone understands that." USA Today Sports

"I just wish there was some way the league could honor him," Brown said. "It is one thing doing it in Philly when they retire his jersey. But he needed to go to every arena and have people show what he meant." USA Today Sports

“I have to thank Michael Jordan for just giving me a vision,” he said. “Without that vision I don’t think that would have been possible. He made me want to play basketball. He basically showed me the way, he gave me that path that I wanted to walk." Philadelphia Inquirer

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In addition, sources indicate that the organization may be discussing some kind of post-playing position for Iverson. Though he wouldn’t be expected to have input with the current coaching staff, Iverson could travel with the team on occasional road trips. NBA.com

The long, illustrious, controversial career of Allen Iverson appears finally to be coming to an end. The 11-time All-Star is expected to finally and formally announce his retirement in Philadelphia at the end of the month, according to league sources. NBA.com

Allen Iverson, who became one of the most prolific scorers in NBA history while playing for the Philadelphia 76ers, will officially announce his retirement at the club's home opener Oct. 30, according to sources close to the situation. The 38-year-old Iverson, an 11-time All-Star, finished his career averaging 26.7 points per game, the sixth-best career scoring mark in league history. ESPN.com

October 15, 2013 Updates

The so-called gurus of basketball want LeBron to be Bernard King. I'm not Bernard King. I'm not a flat-out scorer like that. That's not all that I do. I do a little bit of everything. I averaged 31 in Cleveland my third or fourth year, and that didn't get us anywhere. I led the league in scoring. People forget that. I led the league in scoring one year, and I think I was second or third behind Kobe and Allen Iverson another year. [James actually has finished second in points per game three times.] I think it's great that you can put up a lot of points, but that ain't my legacy -- being a scorer. When you say LeBron James, you ain't gonna say, "Ahh, man, he was a flat-out scorer." I did a little bit of everything. I can score, though [big smile]. ESPN.com

September 18, 2013 Updates

As Mannix told the story for Sports Illustrated's Off the Record (video below), the Celtics had just eliminated Iverson's Sixers from the 2002 playoffs. Mannix took Iverson's money -- "I think it was close to $2,000," he said -- and walked to the nearest liquor store to purchase as much beer as possible. But as he rolled the beer back a quarter of a mile on a hand truck, happy Bostonians started stealing cases of beer. The amount of alcohol in Mannix's control further diminished when Celtics players saw him in the players parking lot and took some for themselves. So by the time the "ball man" returned to Iverson, he only had about four cases of beer left. "He goes, 'That's what my money bought you?'" Mannix said. "That's what $2,000 bought you?'" But emotions never really escalated. Mannix sheepishly escaped by saying yes, that was all the money could manage. "I think he was just in such a foul mood that he didn't really argue," Mannix said. "As long as there was something on that bus for him, he took it." Booth Newspapers

September 14, 2013 Updates

Former NBA star Allen Iverson -- who raked in more than $140 million during his career -- says he's a pathetic shadow of the man he once was ... at least financially ... and he wants his ex-wife to drop her child support demands. TMZ broke the story -- Allen’s ex-wife Tawanna Iverson went to court last month, asking a judge to force Allen to pay $1,272,000 into a trust fund for child support. She wanted the money in a lump sum because she was sick of chasing him every month. Allen has now filed court docs scoffing at her demand, because he doesn't have the dough. TMZ.com

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