September 14 Yahoo! Sports:
“Allen Iverson’s 2009-10 season didn’t go quite as he planned. After three games coming off the bench with the Grizzlies, he decided he hated coming off the bench for the Grizzlies and left the team. Then — after AI’s brief retirement — because they’re suckers for nostalgia, the 76ers brought Iverson back for a 25-game stint that ended with Iverson leaving the team to address his 4-year-old daughter’s health problems. A divorce and allegations that Iverson was gambling and drinking excessively followed. All in all, not a great few months for one of the NBA’s biggest stars of the past decade.
This past July, Iverson Tweeted that he wants to “return to the NBA this season” and that he “[owes his] fans more than what they have seen of [him] the last couple seasons.” Plus, his “family is rock solid and healthy” and he can “concentrate fully on what [he does] best.” That’s a quote festival, but it basically addresses everything that was troubling Iverson during last season.
Unfortunately for the Answer, there aren’t a lot of NBA teams dying to sign a shoot-first 35-year-old who is going to complain about his role on the team if he’s not happy. But that doesn’t mean he can’t get back to playing basketball professionally. There are good leagues all over the globe and new reports, courtesy of The Hoops Market, shed a little light on Iverson’s possible plans.”
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