01/12/11 4:52 pm EST
Even though he is coming off the best 3-game stretch of his short career in the Turkish Basketball League, it appeared earlier today that Allen Iverson was ready quit the Besiktas Black Eagles and ride off into retirement.
Reportedly “The Answer” was set to have a news conference today to announce his retirement from basketball. That press conference never happened.
He recently missed two games because of an undisclosed injury, but returned from that absence to play solidly in three straight games for Besiktas, so we found it odd that he was suddenly going to retire.
We read online that an ankle injury which would require him to return to United States for surgery was the official reason behind Iverson’s sudden retirement.
“Leaving the basketball world makes me sad but, sometimes, we have to accept things like they are. I can say goodbye to basketball,” Iverson allegedly told the Turkish newspaper Ajansspor.
Well, apparently not all of that is true…