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Report: Allen Iverson to host Vegas NBA games

Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:07 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliverallen-iverson

When we last heard from future Hall of Famer Allen Iverson, he was bailing out of his obligations to a Turkish professional basketball team, citing a mysterious leg injury.

The Answer is back.

Yahoo Sports reports that Iverson, widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound and inch-for-inch scorers of all time, will make his triumphant return in Las Vegas in November.
Former NBA All-Star Allen Iverson is hosting the Las Vegas Superstar Challenge on Nov. 12-13, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The tournament includes four teams with captains, including Iverson, who will recruit players for their respective teams. NBA All-Stars who could participate include Kevin Durant, Amar’e Stoudemire and Paul Pierce, sources said. Iverson is expected to announce the participants for all four teams in Las Vegas next week.
The games will reportedly be held on Nov. 12 and 13 and will coincide with a much-anticipated boxing match.

Iverson, now 36, has made some noise about trying to get back into basketball, but he has played just 28 NBA games since the start of the 2009-2010 season and has burned some bridges over the years. He was recently accused of yelling profanities at a police officer. 

Few NBA players reach the pinnacle of fame and popularity that Iverson had in his heyday, so it makes all the sense in the world that he would work to continue to profit from that stature. His legion of diehards is large enough that he should be able to continue to capitalize on his skills and persona for the foreseeable future. His star is fading, his future promises only the unknown, but Iverson's talent, properly channeled, has given him the opportunity to be a great ambassador for basketball.

And, with the NBA lockout ongoing, what better time for basketball and Iverson to get reacquainted.  
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Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Report: Allen Iverson to host Vegas NBA games

Will Iverson be running practices to prepare for the games?


stewmustgo
Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 4:10 pm
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footbook1
Since: Oct 22, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 1:46 pm
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Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 8:07 am
 

Report: Allen Iverson to host Vegas NBA games

If Iverson is the Answer, then what was the question? "Who has been the biggest Me First player of all time?" It's always sad when guys don't know when to give it up. He is a future hall of famer but he definitely is not a superstar now. He can still handle the ball a little bit and score a little bit but his super star status is long gone.


lowereized09809
Since: Oct 22, 2011
Posted on: October 22, 2011 6:13 am
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Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2011 6:07 am
 

Report: Allen Iverson to host Vegas NBA games

I'd rather be a REDNECK than a REDSFAN. 
Cain 2012



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: October 22, 2011 4:07 am
 

Report: Allen Iverson to host Vegas NBA games

My favorite quote for this guy comes from his grandmother, who actually referred to him as "AI" !

"AI can do no wrong!"  "Ain't nobody in the NBA can defend against AI, or touch AI's records!"

Then of course, there was his own mother, who famously claimed in a that Iverson was created via immaculate conception.

Please, can we forget about this guy forever?



Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: October 21, 2011 11:20 pm
 

Report: Allen Iverson to host Vegas NBA games

Typical REDNECK!!!, Sorry I meant to say Redsfan.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2011 9:33 pm
 

Report: Allen Iverson to host Vegas NBA games

Is the "much anticipated boxing match" between AI and his wife again ? Maybe AI and his coach that wants him to practice again ? Or the cop on the corner ? Or between AI and his ego ? I think it's between AI and his tax bill again.... At least HE"S finally willing to go to work again...Good role model for the future ex-wealthy NBA slumdog millionaires he's recruiting. 

 

    


  


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