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Allen Iverson answers back

Denver Nuggets Media Day

Denver-October 1: Allen Iverson #3 of the Denver Nuggets poses for a portrait during NBA Media Day at the Pepsi Center on October 1, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mondatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2007 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/ NBAE via Getty Images)

Bart Young

We’ve chronicled the crumbling of Allen Iverson’s life plenty -- the allegations of drinking and gambling, his wife filing for divorce, his very ill daughter he stayed home to be with, and how his once mighty NBA career had fallen.

Now, let the man have his say (as he did on his twitter account):

To my fans: You all know that my life isn’t perfect. I am going through some very tough times right now, like I am sure that we all do from time to time. However, I will stand tall like always with “rhino” thick skin. Even though I have become used to hearing people say things about me that aren’t true, it still hurts. I encourage you to continue your ongoing support and I want you to trust that this is another obstacle in my life that, with God’s help I will overcome. God Bless You All.

You can decide if that is enough for you. Know that for NBA GMs these words won’t matter, the only ones that will are sincere ones saying he’d be happy to come off the bench, not be a starter.