Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 at 6:15 pm  |  36 responses

Allen Iverson ‘Totally Disputes’ Retirement Talk

Looks like some earlier reports were way off-base. From the AP: “Gary Moore, Iverson’s longtime manager, said Iverson told him Wednesday that he doesn’t plan to retire because of the painful condition. Reports earlier in the day said Iverson was ready to retire. Moore said Iverson has a lesion that is pressing up against the bones of his leg and requires surgery in the U.S. ‘It has to be removed and tested to see if it’s benign or not,’ Moore said by phone. ‘Once that’s removed, Allen is going to look to rehabilitate his leg because the doctors tell him he’ll be out four to six weeks, He’s hoping to be able to play in the playoffs.’ [...] ‘People need to know that Allen is and always has been a fighter,’ Moore said. ‘He’s got a battle ahead of him.’ Moore said Iverson ‘totally disputes’ reports out of Turkey that he was set to retire.”

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  • Dimitris

    Of course he won’t retire! He has to win a ring first! Get well soon, Bubba Chuck.

  • 1982

    My twice retired favorite player, still doing it “his way.” Hope it’s not malignant.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Dank that sounds horrible. But some folks already said he was faking.

  • dubb100

    who cares. he sucks

  • 3John3

    Heck he will never back down like that and @ Dubb100 you just suck this is Allen Iverson. your just dumb for real come’on man get real.


    AI sucks? no your dumb no basketball knowing **s sucks…

  • sounddust

    Don’t you just love the Turkish media? They’re about as accurate as a money shot from Andrea Bocelli.

  • doyouwantmore

    He doesn’t suck. He’s like an average basketball player now.

  • rashado

    sounddust FTW with a reference very few will get!

    gotta love AI…one of the few left from a wonderful era of basketball in the 90′s early 00′s! hope he returns, but really hope that he does what’s best for him his family and his health at this point.

  • rob stewart

    AI is getting more like Favre by the minute. What jobs will AI be able to get after bball?

  • Rikson

    Em… No! AI sucks…

  • http://akflf.com Jukai

    As resident Allen Iverson hater here, I must say: if you think Allen Iverson sucks, even now, you’re a grade a moron, or the hate has made you stupid.
    The end.


    well spoken jukai…

  • Rikson

    Americans who critize other countries media..?! Wow, just… Wow!

  • rikson

    Most stupid post goes to jukai very early this year! Then again.. its jukai, so…

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    Rikson…….if you really think Allen Iverson sucks. Then you have a basketball IQ thats worse than the basketball IQ of Gerald Green and a mentally retarded Pit Bull combined

  • tavoris

    mighy big of u Jukai…let’s see if nbk or wayno show their faces in this thread.

  • ErnieD

    Gerald Green. That’s pretty funny. Makes the retarded pit bull reference kind of redundant. Seriously, though. Iverson took the team in Turkey because they were an awful team and he would get to hog the ball. No change in Iverson whatsoever. Talent-wise, to say he’s lost a step would be starting it lightly. Fred Astaire has lost a step as well.

  • tavoris

    ErnieD-what did u just say that we didnt already know months ago?


    The show must go on! Signed, Gary Moore lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.l.brewer3 BlackPhantom

    I agree ErnieD, now that I think about it, I should’ve included Kwame Brown or Smush Parker

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    For the record tavoris, I have never said that AI sucks…I just really really don’t like him. Me disliking him doesn’t mean I think he isn’t/wasn’t a great basketball player.

  • tavoris

    @WAYNO, I didn’t say that…just wanted to see if u were gonna show up after ur comments regarding an inaccurate story. A retraction would be in order, dude.

  • rikson

    Way to repeat jukais post! Guess, we have two winners now… Lets all be clear on that: A player who is not wanted in his own country’s league, due to his superstar status years ago, and who plays now in turkey doesnt suck?! Geniuses… love will affect your judgement even more than hate!

  • http://akflf.com Jukai

    Rikson: I’d explain why he doesn’t play in this country, things like “he wanted more money” and “he didn’t want to come off the bench” and “his attitude turned people off even though he still had skill” but I don’t have any hand puppets to help explain the subject to you, so there is absolutely no way you would understand.
    Let’s just phrase it like this: you’re stupid.

  • http://akflf.com Jukai

    Also, Wayno never cosigned the story of the last one. He actually never said anything about the story, except that SLAM would still be writing stories even if it was true.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    As Jukai clearly stated, I didn’t really say anything about whether I thought that article was true or not…I was just making a joke. Chill out dude.

  • tavoris

    ^thanks for the correction Jukai. My bad 4 putting u in this, Wayno.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    It’s all good.


    Now the “I told u so’s” from yesterday r nowhere 2 b found. They probably own a “jump to conclusions mat”

  • cam

    For everyone saying A.I. sucks, I haven’t seen any of you B TCH’S in the NBA. And the idiot that said he just don’t like A.I. u don’t know him to say something that stupid.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    @ cam…I don’t like you either…

  • rikson

    @Jukia: I like the way slam-teens try to argue but are always just insulting! “Youre stupid” is your argument?! Really jukai… I mean, REALLY?! Lets make this a grown-up conversation, shall we?! So if a player has talent he is great no matter what his attitude looks like?! (Jr Smith Im looking in your direction!)… But to get this straight: I couldnt care less how talented he was, he basically shi**ed on several NBA teams that trusted him… sounds like a sucker to me!

  • rikson

    “he wanted more money”, “he didn’t want to come off the bench”, “his attitude turned people off…” -> And how would describe that guy?!

  • Justin

    I would describe him as a superstar who wasn’t ready to accept that he wasn’t going to be the main guy anymore. And, for saying he sucks…I would also say you are pretty stupid. Or would you prefer ignorant? Maybe just an idiot?

  • tavoris

    @rikson-it might be rude to call u stupid, but it would be fairly accurate to say that u shoulda let that ire go a LONG time ago. He’s NEVER coming back to the NBA. Never to be blamed for JR Smith being a perpetual knucklehead or Melo half-assing it through a season. Never to be the reason why Rip and Tayshawn have mailed in the past 4 seasons. Never to be blamed for the Grizzlies all hating each other, and for Mayo hating the team for overpaying for Conley while trying to trade him.