HoopsHype Allen Iverson rumors

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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

August 22, 2013 Updates

In addition to these impressive statistics amassed over 14-year, Hall-of-Fame career, Iverson also managed to be mentioned in rap songs 36 times. A San Francisco-based computer programmer has thrown together a gorgeous infographic that plots all of the instances that NBA players were name-dropped in a hip-hop song against their point totals throughout their careers. Philadelphia Inquirer

August 21, 2013 Updates

Allen Iverson is prepared to officially announce his retirement from the NBA in the coming days, a source close to the native of Virginia told SLAM. Iverson, 38, played his last professional basketball in Turkey in 2011. Before that, he appeared in his final NBA game, as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, in 2010. SLAM

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