January 13, 2011
Allen Iverson(notes) may be 35 and in need of having a lesion removed from his right leg that will take 4-6 weeks to rehab, and he might not have any NBA teams interested in him, but his manager, Gary Moore, told the Associated Press that his client isn't planning on hanging it up just yet.
Once the lesion is removed in the United States, Iverson is planning to head back to Turkey to be with his team, Besiktas, for the playoffs, the AP reports.
Iverson "totally disputes" that he is retiring, Moore told the AP. After all, Iverson has another year on the two-year, $4 million deal he signed with the Turkish club in the fall.
"People need to know that Allen is and always has been a fighter," Moore said, according to the AP. "He's got a battle ahead of him."