PHILADELPHIA – Calling it a "happy day" and the end of a "great ride," former Philadelphia 76ers great Allen Iverson formally announced his retirement during a news conference Wednesday afternoon in the Sixers' home arena, over three years after he played his final NBA game.
The 38-year-old Iverson, an 11-time All-Star, four-time NBA scoring champion and three-time All-NBA first-teamer, spent parts of 12 seasons with the Sixers, and played 14 years in all. He was the league MVP in 2001, leading Philadelphia to its most recent appearance in the Finals.
We all know Michael Jordan broke into the league in his Jordan 1's. They were almost banned. He jumped from the free throw line in the Jordan 3's, providing an image every basketball fan and sneakerhead has embedded in their brain.
He won his first title in the 6's, returned (for the first time) in the 10's, helped the Bulls win 72 games in the 11's, and hit his last shot in the 14's.
But what about the other moments that happened in his iconic sneakers? Here are 5 legendary "Non-MJ" Jordan sneaker moments.
A few NBA players have made headlines this summer for their off-court antics which has led to fines, suspensions, and even gone to court. Michael Beasley was charged with marijuana possession (again) and now may be cut by the Suns.
Former athletes and entertainers are becoming synonymous with the word "broke". Many athletes have signed lofty contracts and lost it all. Much like Mike Tyson. A vast majority of players aren't financially responsible which ultimately leaves them bankrupt. Some have gambled their money away or carried an entourage too big for their checkbook. Either way you slice it some players did a horrible job at managing their funds.
Here are 8 NBA Players Who Blew Their Fortune and Went Broke.
A positive has emerged in the on-going issues of Allen Iverson’s post-playing career. His ex-wife Tawanna Iverson, had filed documents alleging that he had abducted their children after taking them on vacation, but now the kids have been returned.
The demise of basketball legend and cultural icon, Allen Iverson, continues. Friends, ex-teammates, coaches, and some family members have been vocal with their concern for A.I. as he apparently has been drinking an unhealthy amount of alcohol and neglecting his finances.