Iverson Leaves 76ers Indefinitely

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Allen Iverson has taken an indefinite leave from the 76ers due to personal reasons related to an illness being suffered by one of his children, the 76ers announced on Monday. It’s not clear when he will return, but at the very least he won’t rejoin the team as it finishes the final three games of a road trip.

This is the second time Iverson has left the team because of his child’s illness; he also missed the first five games of February and, despite being voted a starter by the fans, was unable to participate in All-Star weekend.

“At this time, we feel that it is in the best interest of the Sixers, Allen and his family that he be allowed to deal with a very serious issue that is far greater than the game of basketball,” team president and GM Ed Stefanski said in a statement.

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