Report: Iverson to officially retire
Allen Iverson is officially retiring. Yes, you’re probably asking yourself: “Wait, hasn’t he been retired for quite some time?”
Iverson played for 14 years after being drafted No. 1 out of Georgetown by the 76ers and won the Rookie of the Year award in 1997. He led the 76ers to the NBA Finals in 2001 — while winning league MVP — against the Lakers, who won the series in five games.
One of the most prolific scorers in NBA history, Iverson is sixth all-time behind Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West in career points per game with 26.7. He was an 11-time All-Star who also averaged 6.2 assist and 2.2 steals per game.
"He played like a 6-8 2-guard," James said recently. "He was one of the greatest finishers we've ever seen."
Iverson also played for the Nuggets, Pistons and Grizzlies at the tail end of his career before a return to the 76ers in the 2009-10 season to cap his playing days in the NBA.