Allen Iverson out “indefinitely”

Micah WarrenContributor IFebruary 22, 2010

CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 20: Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers holds his head after being hit in the face during a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on February 20, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. 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 Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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According to Phil Jasner of the Daily News, Allen Iverson is again leaving the Philadelphia 76ers to take care of his sick daughter and the team says that he will be out “indefinitely.”


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).