According to multiple reports, Allen Iverson is prepared to officially announce his retirement from the National Basketball Association later this week.
Iverson, 38, last played proffesionally in Turkey in 2011. He appeared in his final NBA game, as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers in 2010.
“He might be the greatest athlete I’ve ever seen,” Larry Brown, Iverson’s coach from 1997-2003 and the current coach at SMU, told SLAM today. “I don’t think there’ll be another one like him.
There’s really no question that Iverson will go down as one of the unique athletes in NBA history. He is arguably the best 6-foot guard to ever play and his ability to score was second to few.
Iverson averaged 26.2 points, 6.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game over the course of his career, in 17 seasons. Technically, Iverson ended his career with the Memphis Grizzlies, but he never played in a game for them. He played 12 seasons (three different stints) with the Sixers, three with the Denver Nuggets and one for the Detroit Pistons.
Iverson was an 11-time all-star, four-time scoring champ, the rookie of the year in 1997 and the league MVP in 2001.
In honor of “The Answer”, let’s look back at, quite possibly, his greatest moments…
Just for the heck of it, here is a compilation of some of his other best moments…(Just ignore the music)