There are still a lot of Allen Iverson fans out there, he remains an icon. There also are still a lot of people in the game who care about him.
And they are worried about him.
For the people who tweet me every time I write on Iverson and ask “why isn’t he back in the NBA?” I suggest they go read the great story in the Washington Post from last Friday. Iverson doesn’t sound like somebody in a good place right now and people around him are concerned.
For the past three years, as Iverson chased an NBA comeback, his marriage fell apart and much of his fortune – he earned more than $150 million in salary alone during his career – dissolved. Now, those who once ignored past signals have recognized that basketball may have been the only thing holding Iverson’s life together.
“He has hit rock bottom, and he just hasn’t accepted it yet,” says former Philadelphia teammate Roshown McLeod….
“I worry about him,” (former coach Larry) Brown said. “A lot….
“I just don’t like to see it end this way,” Brown said.
Like I said, go read the whole story.
Iverson has no NBA comeback left in him. He’s not fully broke — there was a trust set up with Reebok money that still exists for him — but he apparently continues to live like the NBA money is still rolling in.
There is still plenty of time for an Iverson life comeback. I hope we get to see that.