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Allen Iverson, son communiqué de presse officiel

Posted in Nouvelles du Basketball with tags , , , , , , on novembre 25, 2009 by jet7basket

Voici le communiqué de presse officiel d’Allen Iverson qui a été émis sur le site, le site officiel du journaliste Stephen A Smith qui couvrait les Sixers à Philly alors qu’AI y jouait encore.

NOV. 25, 2009

I would like to announce my plans to retire from the National Basketball Association. I always thought that when I left the game, it would be because I couldn’t help my team the way that I was accustomed to. However, that is not the case.

I still have tremendous love for the game, the desire to play, and a whole lot left in my tank. I feel strongly that I can still compete at the highest level.

Stepping away from the game will allow me to spend quality time with my wife and kids. This is a reward that far exceeds anything that I’ve ever achieved on the basketball court. I have prayed for this day and I see it as my greatest gift.

I want to thank the people of Reebok International Ltd., for always allowing me to be me and for supporting me my whole career through all the ups and downs. I have enjoyed 13 wonderful seasons in the NBA, and I am grateful.

I want to first acknowledge my fans everywhere, who have been with me throughout my entire career. Without you, there would be no me. You should all know that I appreciate your support from the bottom of my heart. Thank you!

To Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird, you guys gave me the vision to play the game that will be forever in my heart.

To my Mom, who encouraged and inspired me to play every day, and to all of my family and friends who stood by me from the beginning. Thank you!

To my high school coach, Michael Bailey, Coach John Thompson at Georgetown University, Coach Larry Brown and to all of my other coaches, teammates, administrators, owners and staff who’ve been a part of my career, Thank you as well!

I’d like to give a special thanks to the people of Memphis. I never played a home game for your beloved Grizzlies, but I want you to know how much I appreciate the opportunity given me by a great owner in Michael Heisley, and the support of the city. I wish the Memphis Grizzlies’ organization all of the success that the game has to offer.

And finally, to the city of Philadelphia: I have wonderful memories of my days in a Sixers’ uniform. To Philly fans, thank you. Your voice will always be music to my ears.

God Bless all of you,


Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 at 4:08 pm
by Stephen A.


Allen Iverson annonce sa retraite…pour combien de temps?

Posted in Nouvelles du Basketball, Rumeurs NBA with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on novembre 25, 2009 by jet7basket

Alors après avoir lu quelques articles sur le passage d’Allen Iverson aux Celtics aujourd’hui n plus des pourparlers avec les Knicks de New York la semaine dernière, nous venons tout juste d’apprendre qu’AI se retirerait du jeu après seulement 5 matchs dans l’uniforme des Grizzlies et 14 saisons dans la NBA.

Effectivement, après l’annonce par Stephen A Smith, journaliste couvrant les Sixers alors qu’Iverson était toujours à Philly, via Twitter:  » Breaking News: Allen Iverson’s folks just called to inform me Iverson has announced his RETIREMENT ». Son agent Gary Moor aurait confimré le tout à Yahoo! Sports selon Marc J. Spears via son compte Twitter.

On devrait donc lire « God chose the Memphis as the place that I will END my career… »

Ou peut-être pas…on vient d’apprendre à l’instant qu’Allen Iverson serait toujours ouvert à des propositions d’équipe combien de temps restera-t-il retraité? Cela reste à voir!