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Mark Kriegel says the game changed, but Allen Iverson wouldn't. Hear his take on the NBA star's retirement.
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Okay. It's. -- In the decades since their last championship. New York Knicks have become the home of last resort for busted out more Spencer and I didn't think -- been away -- -- I could go on but what's the point one -- took -- pass on Allen Iverson it became clear yeah. The guy had nowhere else to go and that's too bad it was the biggest little guy I ever saw and more than that. The most fearless he went a buck sixty and I'll say it again. Five pounds and that was probably. But know what went to the basket with Iverson's combination of race and abandon. And now informs my once and future colleague Steven A Smith he's retiring. But the statement that accompanies his decision seems less like a press release. The expression of regret Iverson isn't injured his desire to play remains intact. I've got a whole lot left in my tank these guys I feel strongly that I can still compete at the highest level he's right he should be. But he's not. And the uncomfortable active. He has no one to blame but themselves the same quality that made out and Iverson the smallest MVP in NBA history. I'll cast him as a liability. -- it's not think he can't play any other way it's that he won't teams change. But the answer remain the same so eventually he why does welcoming Billy he couldn't deliver in Denver and it didn't work out Memphis. Now I've ever. Allen Iverson refuses to subject gave his own virtuosity. Great players should make graceful transition. Bob back and do Oscar Robertson. Wilt Chamberlain. Pearl Monroe. Eventually they came to realize what Iverson could not the -- they scored. The more they were revered and there you have -- at long last. Yeah answer.