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Found August 21, 2013 on Los That Sports Blog:

Tweet Troubled former NBA star Allen Iverson is set to officially announce his retirement from the NBA, reports SLAM Magazine via a source close to Iverson: “He had a magnificent career, and he enjoyed every minute of it,” says the source. “He enjoyed the places basketball took him, he enjoyed the camaraderie with his teammates […]

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