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Iverson Signs with Philadelphia 76ers

The December 13, 2009, By Sport Top News

All you basketball fans out there who thought Allen Iverson's retirement was permanent are in for a surprise. Iverson Signs with Philadelphia 76ers

Allen Iverson signed to play with the Philadelphia 76ers again today. It looks like #3 is back in play, as Iverson signed a free-agent contract today.

Iverson, 34, announced his retirement last week from the Memphis Grizzlies. However, the Sixers were in need of someone to replace their starting point guard, Lou Williams, as he is out for the next eight weeks due to jaw surgery. Iverson, his business manager and his agent met to discuss the deal on Monday morning and he is set to make his return from retirement on next Monday's home game against Denver.

This is one of the biggest stories in basketball sports news, as Iverson is something of a symbol in the basketball world. He chose to come out of his retirement not for the money or contract, according to his agent, but rather for the opportunity to return to play in Philadelphia. Iverson played 10 seasons with the Sixers, during which time he posted the best average in team history, was a 7-time All Star and won two All Star MVPs.

Iverson was removed from the team when he refused to play the forth quarter of a December 2006 game in Chicago. However, both Iverson and the Sixers seem excited to be reunited.

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