Life continues to be unfair. In one fatal swoop my hopes of being able to share sunflower seeds with Ann Iverson while seated courtside have been destroyed.
Citing an unnamed source close to the 38-year-old, SLAM Magazine reports that 11-time All-Star Allen Iverson is “prepared to officially announce his retirement from the NBA in the coming days.” Iverson played in 71 career postseason games, appeared in the NBA Finals once, and won MVP in 2001.
“He loves his fans more than anyone,” says the source. “He loves how they ask for his return constantly, on the streets and on the internet. But now that they know it’s not happening, he can just focus on his future endeavors.”
“If the road ends here, then it does and I am not bitter about it,” Iverson reflected back in March at a Philadelphia 76ers game. “At some point it comes to an end regardless, however it comes, whether it is retirement or injury, at some point it comes to an end. I am happy and content with everything that has gone on in my life and I am just looking for the next phase, and if I get a chance to play again I would love the opportunity, but if not I will continue to just be happy.”
Join me in wishing Bubba Chuck farewell by watching Mama Ann tell it like it is. If you are a seasoned member of Crunkland you know the special place this clip holds in my heart. I watch it at least four times a month.