By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Allen Iverson officially announces his retirement
NORTH CAROLINA (BASN)—Former NBA Most Valuable Player and 11-time NBA All-Star Allen Iverson, according to SlamMagazine, is officially announcing his retirement. Therefore, we, at blackathlete.net would like to thank him for all of the great memories and revolutionizing the game.
Why? Because, Iverson, who is a first ballot future NBA Hall of Famer, in 914 NBA games, he averaged 26.7 points per game, which ranks sixth all-time, while winning the league’s scoring title in 1998-99, 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2004-05 seasons. With that said, we offer this poem in tribute to Allen Iverson, our “little Tupac, with a wicked jump-shot.”
Allen Iverson aka the wounded warrior. Street soldier. True baller. Our “little” brother. Our “little” Lion King. The swagger in his walk. Made his chain swing. From side-to-side. Praised and crucified. But still I Rise. Look at the pain in his eyes. Hat-tilted to the side.
It’s the Return of Jedi .Code name A.I. “Do or Die.” Top ten. Dead or Alive. Cause this 76er could light-up the Sky. Like the 4th of July. Our little Tupac with a wicked jump shot.
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Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he earned a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, is currently the Editor and Chief of BASN, where his thought-provoking articles appear on weekly.