Allen Iverson took another leave of absence from the Sixers Monday to be with his sick daughter.
A.I. will miss the final three games of the 76ers’ current road trip and could be out longer due to family matters, according to the team.
This time his absence could be permanent, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.
"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," said President and General Manager Ed Stefanski.
Iverson already missed five games and the All-Star Game this month to care for his sick daughter. He hasn't said what ails his 4-year-old daughter Messiah.
"(It's) been very difficult for me and my family. I needed to be there to hold my little girl's hand and encourage her to get better," Iverson Tweeted last week.
People within the 76ers organization strongly believe that the team should permanently cut ties with A.I., sources told Yahoo!
Coach Eddie Jordan even addressed his players Sunday that “the Answer” would be questionable to rejoin the team, Yahoo! said.
The move to cut ties with A.I. wouldn't be because of any problems he has caused, sources told Yahoo. The team just hasn't liked how his back-and-forth into the line up has affected the team.
Has Iverson played his final game (again) for the 76ers? Stay tuned.
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