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November 4, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
DALLAS - Two weeks ago, Larry Brown told his Southern Methodist players they'd have a guest addressing them in the locker room before practice. "One of my kids, Keith Frazier, the McDonald's all-American, he broke down when I told him Allen was coming," Brown said. Brown already knew that Allen Iverson hadn't lost his appeal with young players. "The two years after I got fired from Charlotte . . . everywhere I went [going to college practices], I would talk to the team, and after I was getting ready to leave, every kid would come up and ask about Allen.
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November 1, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
ALLEN IVERSON sat on the court where he made so many of his life memories and talked of his retirement from the NBA with the same emotion with which he played basketball. Holding back tears for most of the hourlong news conference, Iverson opened up about everything, from the fans to his off-court behavior to his undeniable loyalty to those who helped him along the way, in and out of basketball. Dressed in a leather jacket with a huge gold cross and a hat turned backwards, Iverson was surrounded by his manager, Gary Moore, and three of his five children.
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November 1, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Allen Iverson, who last played in the NBA in 2010, formally announced his retirement, and like his career, it was done with flair. Speaking at an afternoon news conference at the Wells Fargo Center, Iverson was emotional, talking about his career and those close to him. Iverson was candid in his comments and unwavering in his belief in himself and what he stood for. When asked if there was anything he would change during a stormy career, he...
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November 1, 2013 | By Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
AT HIS retirement announcement, Allen Iverson had a long list of people he wanted to mention who were important in his NBA journey. Family, friends, coaches, teammates and foes all were praised by the former Sixers All-Star. And then he made mention of just one media member: Basketball Hall of Famer and former Sixers beat writer for the Daily News , Phil Jasner. "[I wish] Phil Jasner was here today," said Iverson, "especially on a day like this. Rest in peace. I know he's looking down on this whole event and thinking about the times that we laughed with each other and thinking about the times that we fought with each other.
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October 30, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
ALLEN IVERSON is expected to announce his retirement tomorrow, although the way things are going, the Sixers might want to sign him to a contract. A.I. is, after all - at least according to LeBron James - "pound for pound probably the greatest player to ever play the game. " James, of course, will be in Philly tomorrow when the Sixers open their season against the Heat at the Wells Fargo Center. There have been unconfirmed reports that Iverson will be in the building for the retirement ceremony.
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October 18, 2013
A TWEET by ESPN's Chris Broussard said that, according to sources, Allen Iverson was going to announce his retirement from the NBA at the Sixers' season opener at the Wells Fargo Center against the Miami Heat on Oct. 30. Public relations director Mike Preston said the Sixers had no comment. Any time Iverson's name comes up, there is a buzz generated. Couldn't you just see him grabbing the mic at halftime in front of one of the few sellouts of the season and professing his love for Philadelphia?
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August 23, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
ALLEN IVERSON officially retiring from the NBA? That's the latest according to SLAM magazine, which cited a source as saying the former Sixers star would soon make an announcement. The source, who wasn't named, said that the 11-time All-Star would focus on "future endeavors. " Larry Brown, who coached Iverson for six seasons with the Sixers, told SLAM that the Answer "might be the greatest athlete I've ever seen. " "He deserves better," said Brown. "I wish he could've went out on his own terms, at his own time.
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June 19, 2013 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another chapter has been added to the Allen Iverson saga. The former 76ers star is being accused by his ex-wife, Tawanna Iverson, of abducting his own children, according to several media reports. The website TMZ first reported the story. Tawanna Iverson filed court documents in Atlanta claiming that her ex-husband failed to return their five children, who range in age from 3 to 16, after a five-day vacation in Charlotte, N.C. Iverson is fighting the allegations in court, TMZ reported.
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May 24, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
DID SIXERS point guard Jrue Holiday get robbed yesterday? The All-NBA teams were announced and, for the seventh consecutive year, there were no Sixers selected. Granted, they had a lousy season. But you would think Holiday would have gotten at least one vote. Heck, Portland's J.J. Hickson, who averaged 12.7 points and 10.4 rebounds, got a vote. Holiday, by comparison, averaged 17.7 points and 8.0 assists, and was selected to the 2013 All-Star team. That didn't seem to carry any weight as he was the only All-Star from last season who didn't get a single vote from the panel of 119 sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada.
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April 24, 2013 | By Kent Babb, Washington Post
Less than an hour before the 8 p.m. tip-off, 76ers employees are scurrying around the Wells Fargo Center, hoping this Saturday night will unfold as planned. It is late March, and the team is handing out Allen Iverson bobblehead dolls. Iverson himself is scheduled to attend, a rare public appearance for the 37-year-old former NBA superstar. He will be introduced during a pregame ceremony and then watch the game from Sixers chief executive Adam Aron's suite. But Iverson isn't here yet, and a troubling rumor is passing through the arena's arteries: Iverson has missed his flight.
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