Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  16 responses

David Stern Reached Out to Allen Iverson’s Camp

The Commish placed a call of concern to A.I.’s people, as did John Thompson. ESPN reports: “NBA commissioner David Stern and legendary former Georgetown coach John Thompson recently expressed concern for troubled ex-76ers guard Allen Iverson, according to Iverson’s longtime business manager, Gary Moore. Stern telephoned Moore Monday and asked how Iverson was coping with the myriad problems that have come his way. Moore said the two spoke for about 10 minutes and he assured the commissioner Iverson is doing fine. ‘David was genuinely concerned for Allen,’ Moore said. ‘He asked about his daughter and his wife. He said that if Allen needed him he knows how to get him.’ Moore said Stern also asked about a recent Philadelphia Inquirer report that said Iverson was battling alcohol and gambling problems.”

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFqWZH2NxtQ Starbury

    good to see people are reaching out to AI. hopefully he can get the help he needs.

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    “He said that if Allen needed him he knows how to get him.” So, AI should wear something other than a suit on the sidelines?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Didn’t Gary Moore once sue Iverson over the use of the phrase “The Answer”? I vaguely remember that happening a long time ago, but I’m not sure if it was Moore or someone else. Anybody else remember that?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Pardeep

    @AllenP: I doubt it because he is his personal manager. WOW though when u see the headline it’s like WTF??? He should though because AI made his league lots of money an bridged the gap between Jordan and LeBron era

  • Exile

    Nice Touch. Hope its real.

  • The Philosopher

    David Stern is the greatest commissioner in the history of professional sports.

  • Hussman25

    @The Philosopher: Agreed!

  • markymark

    I’m not buying this… PR move on Stern’s part?

  • MoNiQuE

    not reaching out because they are concerned they’re just being nosey lol

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Who are you and what have you done with David Stern?

  • Los

    he’s just checking on the monday AI owes him.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    pr move by stern. where was his helping hand for the last 14 yrs. its funny, people only want to help you or do good for you when its really bad, when its just ok, nobody cares. like sonny in a bronx tale says, nobody cares.

  • ConeyIslander

    Stern seems to have a better grip on his league than all those “other guys”.

  • atomicsushi

    @tarzan cooper: it’s cause allen iverson didn’t have as much trouble in the 14 years he’s been in the league as the problems he has now. good to see d. stern reaching out. i don’t know what you guys want stern to do. if he doesn’t care, you guys will hate him, he reaches out, you guys think he’s a hypocrite. what a bunch of whiners.

  • chintao

    There must be a money angle in this somehow. Stern doesn’t worry about anything but the cabbage.

  • kudos

    “bridge gap between jordan and lebron era.” You can start saying that when lebron actually wins something. That’s like saying allen iverson had his era, and charles barkely had his. All players put up points, but all these guys havn’t won SH!T.