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Guard Allen Iverson #3 of the Philadelphia 76ers speaks at the post game press conference wearing a Seattle Seahawks cap after the 76ers defeated the Boston Celtics at the First Union Center on December 4, 2002 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 76ers won 99-93 (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/ NBAE/ Getty Images)

Allen Iverson through the years

Allen Iverson is going to announce his retirement from the NBA soon. First reported, appropriately, by SLAM Magazine, the 2001 NBA MVP and 11-time All-Star will call it quits after a star-crossed NBA career and short stint playing in Turkey. Iverson has not played an NBA game since Feb. 2010, and it’s fair to say that his time away from the game has brought more bad news than good.

Iverson leaves the NBA after being shunned by NBA squads to start the 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, and presumably 2013-14 seasons. Though Allen wasn’t exactly a greybeard when he walked away from the Philadelphia 76ers in 2010 at the age of 34, it was probably that walk away that prematurely ended his NBA career.

Kelly Dwyer