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Iverson still pining for pro return

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08:11 AM ET 05.24 | Allen Iverson may forever capture the attention of fans in Philly -- players, too. "Is AI here?" Elton Brand asked a reporter two hours before the game. Fans were standing from the time they entered the Wells Fargo Center to try for a glimpse of [Iverson] after word leaked that the former Sixers superstar would be in attendance. And the place exploded when Iverson came out of the tunnel close to the Sixers bench. ... During the game, Iverson was interviewed on ESPN and said he still wanted to play pro basketball whether it was in the NBA or elsewhere. "I just want to play basketball," Iverson said. Iverson played 12 seasons with the Sixers.

Philadelphia Daily News

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May 24, 2012  08:21 AM ET

he looks fat last night
he was trying to stay in the team huddle lol

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May 24, 2012  08:31 AM ET

He knows chances are slim to none coming back to the NBA he is better off playing overseas and get his BB fix while still getting paid.

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May 24, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Charlotte could always use his help.

They will need a guard as soon as DJ goes for his freedom.

May 24, 2012  09:01 AM ET

Playing overseas or retirement is the best option for you, bro. If you're not willing to come off the bench in a supporting role, then you're pretty much done.

May 24, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Someone has to show the rook the ropes, why not AI?

May 24, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Loved AI when he played here in Philly but he was done 2 years ago when he came out retirement the first time. He maybe useful to a team to come off the bench for 10-15 minutes a game, but his ego won't let him be a role player. He probably still thinks he's the man like he was 10 years ago, and would probably only come back if someone promised 20+ shots a night which I don't see happening. Although I heard he's broke, so he may be desperate.

May 24, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Are You Willing To Practice, Bro?

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May 24, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Loved AI when he played here in Philly but he was done 2 years ago when he came out retirement the first time. He maybe useful to a team to come off the bench for 10-15 minutes a game, but his ego won't let him be a role player. He probably still thinks he's the man like he was 10 years ago, and would probably only come back if someone promised 20+ shots a night which I don't see happening. Although I heard he's broke, so he may be desperate.

Hey if Bibby is still is the NBA, that's good news for AI

May 24, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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Are You Willing To Practice, Bro?

nice

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May 24, 2012  09:52 AM ET

Its amaziing everyone that goes to play Euro ball tends to come back and play superior ball. he average nearly 30 a game...still not enough for those who criticize.. You guys refuse to give talent a chance unless its 20 yrs old and then it comes baack to the NBA from a Euro- internship like Jennings and say that they worked on the fundamentals. How is it that your desire to hate on the game trumps everything. Its ok for 40 yrs old in other sports to reinvent themselves but not basketball or footaball. Even if there stats speak well of them. You allow 40 plus pitchers, hockey, golf, tennis, but not b-ball or football. I see a pattern. Just go back read some of the headlines for the past 20 yrs and get back at me.

May 24, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Any team willing to take a chance on this clown deserves whatever they get. Last night showed AI in his best role in years....sitting in the bleachers watching the game.

May 24, 2012  10:14 AM ET

People can say what the want about A.I. (not iggy) but IMO you had WILT, DOC, HAL, A.I., AND
then you had the Cunninghams, Cheeks, Jones, Collins, Toneys as signature Sixers, and thats just the plain truth!

May 24, 2012  10:16 AM ET
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Hey if Bibby is still is the NBA, that's good news for AI

Yeah and from a Knicks fan, Bibby and not A.I.......it can't be about talent.

 
May 24, 2012  10:23 AM ET

It Was Nice To See You Again Bro

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