Allen Iverson: Down and Out

David O'Brien@DavidObrien19xCorrespondent INovember 26, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Allen Iverson #3 of the Memphis Grizzlies on the court against the Los Angeles Lakers on November 6, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers won 114-98. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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 Like that John Lennon song goes, "Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out" is very fitting for Allen Iverson.

The past few years Iverson's stats have diminished greatly.

After 14 season Iverson is "planning to retire" although it is very obvious that he will not play in the NBA.

Nobody wants Allen Iverson right now and he feels he can play but he has no choice.

It is saddening that he has to go out like this because of how much of a great player he had been.

He was a 10 time all-star and played 3 games with Memphis before taking a leave of absence.

The Knicks did not want Iverson after considering it because they did not want to take time away from the younger guys. As everyone knows the Knicks were not going anywhere this season so what did they have to lose?

No other team looked at Iverson besides the Knicks and if they didn't take him nobody will.

Iverson was and still could be a decent scorer. He is possibly one of the best under 6 ft guards to have played in the league.

He had one finals appearance with the Sixers in 2001 but never won it all.