Allen Iverson retires then comes back
January 1, 2010
On November 25, 2009, Allen Iverson retired from the NBA.  He did this so he could spend more time with his wife and kids.

Allen Iverson has played in the NBA since he was a first round draft pick in 1996.  He has played on a total of four teams.  These are, in order, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Denver Nuggets, the Detroit Pistons, and the Memphis Grizzlies.  However, he didn't do much at all with the Grizzlies.  He missed their pre-season because of a torn hamstring, and played only three games after that.  On November 7, Iverson took a leave of absence for personal issues.  After this the Grizzlies officially ended their one-year contract with Iverson.

Allen Iverson said, “I still have a tremendous love for the game, the desire to play, and a whole lot left in my tank.”  Because of this statement, most people thought he was coming back.  They were right.

On December 2, 2009, Iverson came back to the NBA.  He signed a one year, 1.3 million dollar contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.  Sam G, 8th, said, “They're only taking him back because they're desperate.”  Despite Sam's opinion, the fans in Philadelphia seem to be happy that Iverson is coming back to them.

Iverson's first game back with Philadelphia is at home against the Denver Nuggets.  The head coach of the 76ers, Eddie Jordan, said that it is likely that Iverson will be a starter and stay starting.  The Nuggets are a team that Iverson spent a lot of time with.  The 76ers are also versing the Detroit Pistons soon, another team that Iverson played for.