Iverson is the best player in NBA history under six feet and is one of the greatest scorers to ever play. He might be a little selfish, but at the end of the day, you will never see someone competitive as him. Night in and night out he sacrificed his body every time he drove the lane and played through more injuries than he has body parts.
If you look at players that he is in the same class as (hall of famers), all of them got to end their careers on their own terms. Not A.I. He has seemingly been cast away from the league he gave so much for. He is getting the rawest of deals. There is no reason that only Memphis was interested in this guy in the offseason; to play off the bench no less.
If this rumor that Philadelphia wants him is true, then I am going to be very happy. Ending his career in the place where he has been defended by every fan after he got in trouble would be a great way for him to go out. Seeing Iverson back in a 76er uniform would be a treat for me, and seeing him in Eddie Jordan's offense could actually be a good fit.
The bottom line is that Iverson gives more effort on the court than every other player with Dwayne Wade maybe tied with him. What he does in practice shouldn't matter when you sacrifice your body every night. He deserves to retire on his own terms...NBA fans owe him that.