The Sixers learned of the situation on Sunday, and Allen will begin missing time immediately, starting with Tuesday night’s game against Golden State.
A source familiar with the situation tells Jasner that in this case, “indefinitely” could mean the rest of the year. The source also said that “the team is concerned about the distraction this could bring, but everyone understands it’s most important for Allen to take care of his family.”
We were critical of Allen the last time he left the team to be with his sick daughter, but that’s before we realized they didn’t know what was wrong with her. We’re sure the fact that the team stinks makes it easier for both parties to agree to let him be home with his family.
We still don’t completely understand this situation from a basketball standpoint. Hopefully his daughter gets better, that’s most important. As for the Sixers, they are horrific with or without Allen.
But, if he really does miss the rest of the season, that would mean that we’ve seen the last of Iverson in a Sixers uniform (or most likely any NBA uniform).