Great players tend to try to hang on for longer than other players. Once you're the best, it's difficult to accept the eventual fact that you'll be unable to compete at a high level anymore. Allen Iverson seems to have finally come to terms with the end of his career. Though he hasn't played in the NBA since 2010, he's set to officially announce his retirement sometime in the next few days. Iverson was one of the NBA's supreme scorers -- his 26.7 points per game rank sixth all-time -- but his lack of a championship (despite a Finals appearance in 2001) is glaring for such a fine player.

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