27 Nov 2009

Iverson announced retirement from NBA

6:06 am on 27 November 2009

The NBA basketball great Allen Iverson has announced his retirement from the game after a failed comeback attempt.

Iverson, is a 10-time All-Star, former league MVP, is ranked fifth in NBA scoring and guided Philadelphia to the 2001 NBA Finals.

He played three games for Memphis before taking a leave of absence to deal with personal matters, and then was waived by the Grizzlies after he and the team agreed to part ways.

Iverson was unhappy with a reserve role with Memphis, as he had been in Detroit the season before.