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Allen Iverson in search of The Answer....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by zagoshe, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Color me shocked - Iverson's retirement has gotten off to a really bad start and, at the current rate, he'll be broke by June and dead by December....... ::)


    Sorry if this is a d_b but I did a search and didn't see it so here it is.

    Why is it so hard for some of these guys to make the transition from superstar to nobody?

    I also think this should be a lesson for all these young players that having big posses and hanger ons around you all the time - none of whom have the guts to tell you NO or STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING - is not the way to go.
  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Countdown to the tearful "I realize my mistakes and I have turned over a new leaf, I have a new attitude and now I want to mentor the youth" press conference...
  3. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    "Take the more than $200 million he has earned in his career, subtract Uncle Sam's take, alimony, child support for five kids, and no millions forthcoming, then ask yourself what the 6-foot guard has left."

    Enough for most to live comfortably.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  5. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    One of my close friends is a pit boss at MGM Detroit. I've heard some interesting stories about some athletes, but none about Iverson. I'm surprised to see he is banished from Detroit Casinos.
  6. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member


    Two casinos deny that he was banned.
  7. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    He might have a
    ahead of him.
  8. andyouare?

    andyouare? Guest

    Makes sense. Why would a casino ban a millionaire who gets drunk and likes to spend a lot of money?
  9. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Not paying his markers would be the only reason.
  10. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Interesting. I thought this story was conspicuously lacking in details, it reads like someone just putting in print the gist of the off the record AI rumormongering going around. The casino-banning was about as specific as the allegations got, and and now it appears even that might be questionable. Just wonder how much homework Stephen A. did for this one.
  11. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    Did he live at the MGM when he was there? I heard he just got a suite there for the season and was always on the casino floor.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Iverson is still an All Star player. He made the team this year but could not play cause his daughter was sick.
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