ESPN and NBA reports came in this morning, informing fans and followers alike that Allen Iverson will miss the rest of the season with the Philadelphia 76ers. After returning to the city where his legacy began, does this spell the end of Iverson's career?
The man nicknamed "The Answer" has had his moments, but is undoubtedly in the twilight of his career. The past two seasons have seen Iverson have fall-outs with both the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzles, before returning to the city of Philadelphia in an effort to show that he still had productivity to offer.
The former NBA MVP and four-time scoring champion was voted into his 11th All-Star game this season, but missed the game and most of the last month due to complications with his daughter's health.
Since returning to the 76ers Iverson averaged 13.9 PPG and 4.1 APG through 25 games. Despite speculation that he would return to his former high-scoring ways, Iverson was not much more productive than in his three games in Memphis, despite averaging 10 minutes less per game in a reduced role.
While reports don't allude to whether Iverson will officially announce his retirement—again—or will still be in the NBA next season, the fans will remain loyal regardless.
Does this spell the end for the explosive, sure-fire future Hall of Fame combo-guard?
Either way, fans will remain loyal, and will be happy to see AI continue bringing back memories if he returns to the hardwood next season.
So Allen, what is "the answer"?