Here's a journalism tip, kids. When the status of a developing story is still in doubt and you're having trouble deciding which angle to take with your coverage—just go with both. Seriously, it's Thanksgiving, so who cares?
As you can probably imagine, Stephen A. Smith is partially responsible for this double dealing on ESPN's website. (They still haven't changed it, btw.) He was the first to publish the report that Iverson would retire after his attempt to sign with the Knicks fell through. A report that no one wants to believe. Even SAS admits that Iverson doesn't really want to quit, and John Thompson says he won't allow it to happen, and sooner or later someone is going to need a point guard, so really ... he's not retired.
But he still could be! So until then ... dual contradicting headlines will do just fine. Now who needs another turkey sandwich?
Report: Allen Iverson planning to retire from the NBA [ESPN - thanks JB!]
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If you're at work today, I'm sorry about that. I really have no idea what's going on here, but we'll be posting some stuff about something until we aren't anymore. Stick around or don't, but withdrawal in disgust is not the same as apathy.