Allen Iverson ‘Totally Disputes’ Retirement Talk

by January 12, 2011

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.”