Iverson addresses retirement in letter to fans
TO ALL OF MY FANS
I would like to announce my plans to retire from the National Basketball Association. I always thought that when I left the game, it would be because I couldn't help my team the way that I was accustomed to. However, that is not the case.
I still have tremendous love for the game, the desire to play, and a whole lot left in my tank. I feel strongly that I can still compete at the highest level.
Stepping away from the game will allow me to spend quality time with my wife and kids. This is a reward that far exceeds anything that I've ever achieved greatest gift.
I want to thank the people of Reebok International Ltd., for always allowing me to be me and for supporting me my whole career through all the ups and downs. I have enjoyed 13 wonderful seasons in the NBA, and I am grateful.
我想要感謝Reebok International Ltd的人們，他們總是讓我放手去做我自己，也陪伴著我走過球場生涯的起起伏伏。我很享受我在NBA奮鬥的13個賽季，我對此滿懷感謝。
I want to first acknowledge my fans everywhere, who have been with me throughout my entire career. Without you, there would be no me. You should all know that I appreciate your support from the bottom of my heart. Thank you!
To Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird, you guys gave me the vision to play the game that will be forever in my heart.
給Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Charles Barkley and Larry Bird是你們讓我了解到該如何在球場上奮鬥，而這將永遠存在在我心中。
To my Mom, who encouraged and inspired me to play every day, and to all of my family and friends who stood by me from the beginning. Thank you!
To my high school coach, Michael Bailey, Coach John Thompson at Georgetown University, Coach Larry Brown and to all of my other coaches, teammates, administrators, owners and staff who've been a part of my career, Thank you as well!
給我高中時候的教練Michael Bailey，和Georgetown大學的教練John Thompson，和教練Larry Brown，還有其他所有指導過我的教練和一起奮鬥的隊友和行政人員們謝謝你們!
I'd like to give a special thanks to the people of Memphis. I never played a home game for your beloved Grizzlies, but I want you to know how much I appreciate the opportunity given me by a great owner in Michael Heisley, and the support of the city. I wish the Memphis Grizzlies' organization all of the success that the game has to offer.
此外我想要特別感謝在Memphis的人們。雖然我未曾在主場為你們深愛的Grizzlies出賽過，我還是想讓你們知道，我非常感激Grizzlies的老闆Michael Heisley能夠給與我這個機會，我也非常感謝這個城市的支持。祝福Memphis Grizzlies在未來能夠一切
And finally, to the city of Philadelphia I have wonderful memories of my days in a Sixers' uniform. To Philly fans, thank you. Your voice will always be music to my ears.
God Bless all of you,
經典對決 beginning ~
2001年 NBA Allstar game 專屬AI的一年
社區關懷活動~ Be a coach
Thank you very much ~