Allen Iverson is contemplating retirement if he doesn't rejoin the
Grizzlies, according to a source with knowledge of the veteran guard's
Iverson left the team Saturday after receiving permission from Griz
owner Michael Heisley to deal with a personal matter. The stress
associated with a family issue plus Iverson's frustration over playing
a reserve role might spell the end of his 14-year NBA career, according
to the source.
Heisley said he's not been given any indication that Iverson might
be leaning towards retirement, and still is holding out hope that the
10-time All-Star will return to Memphis.
At this point, I say good riddance. It's too bad. He's got the talent to help a team if he wants to just put his ego aside. But right now, even teams that could use him wouldn't dare take a chance.