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Allen Iverson Announces Retirement: I'll Be A Sixer 'Until The Day I Die'

Allen Iverson is officially hanging up his jersey. The former Philadelphia 76ers star, whose last season in the league was in 2009-10 with the Memphis Grizzlies for three games and 25 with the Sixers, announced his official retirement Wednesday (Oct. 29).

"I gave everything I had to basketball," the 38-year-old said at the Wells Fargo Center. "The passion is still there but the desire to play is not. It was a great ride."

He also showed love for the team that made him, saying that he will be a Sixer "until the day I die." Watch the announcement above.

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Wisconsin Republicans Scrap Colin Kaepernick's Name From Black History Month Celebration

Republican officials in Wisconsin have reportedly scrapped  Colin Kaepernick's name from the state's annual Black History Month celebration, CBS reports.

The Wisconsin Legislature's Black Caucus, which is composed of Democrats, reportedly drafted their annual resolution to honor dozens of African-Americans from Wisconsin who have made tremendous contributions to the state and history. An early draft included the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. The resolution credited Kaepernick, who is a Milwaukee native, an an athlete and political activist who "has sought to raise attention to racial injustice and systemic oppression." The Republicans reportedly refused to sign off on the resolution until the Black Caucus agreed to remove Kaepernick's name.

The GOP suggested they would not endorse the inclusion of Kaepernick's name on the resolution due to his controversial protest during the national anthem. Democratic Rep. David Crowley, the resolution's author, called the move a "slap in the face" and a "textbook example of white privilege."

This isn't the first time Wisconsin's lawmakers have attempted to pass on controversial names in the Black History Month resolution. Just last year, the GOP attempted to discard of prominent black leaders like Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who has been vocal about his support of the Black Lives Matter movement, according to the  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

The final version does not include the former NFL star's name, but has not been approved yet.

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Dwyane Wade Documentary Will Chronicle Life And Career

Dwyane Wade is getting a taste of the made-for-movie treatment because Imagine Documentaries has opted to create a documentary chronicling the All Star's final season in the NBA.

Wade announced his departure from the league in September 2018 to focus on family business, however, the 37-year-old promised fans a farewell season to remember and he is certainly delivering. The film is guaranteed to be the memento supporters were looking for following the news of his impending retreat.

Wade's production company, 59th & Prairie Entertainment, also has a stake in the movie. The film is being directed by Bob Metelus, who is also producing the reel alongside Imagine Documentaries president, Justin Wilkes.

Metelus is known for being Wade's long-time cinematographer who has been filming the three-time champion for several years now, according to Deadline. Given the relationship between Metelus and Wade, fans will be given exclusive footage of the shooting guard's life both on and off the court.

“I’m looking forward to sharing this very personal documentary that peels back the layers of my emotional sixteen season journey with all of its twists and turns, and peaks and valleys," Wade said. "It has been a roller coaster ride and the never-before-seen footage will show my fans how I’ve made my own way throughout this incredible adventure."

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New Orleans Paper Says The Saints Would've Made The Super Bowl Less Boring

There are a number of people and parties dissatisfied with Sunday's (Feb. 3) Super Bowl LIII, and one particular region hasn't been shy about voicing their discontent with the evening's turnout.

After what many sports fan pointed out as a faulty call during their finals game against the L.A. Rams, the New Orleans Saints were said to be gypped of their rightful place in the game against the now-victorious New England Patriots. In an initial act of disappointment, fan-purchased billboard were erected in Atlanta stating that the beloved football team was "robbed."

Now, a day after the Patriots' arguably unceremonious win, the City of New Orleans has made a bolder statement about how lackluster the big day was without them in it. The Monday front page of NOLA's The Times-Picayune plainly read "Super Bowl? What Super Bowl?" with no extra embellishments.

The Times-Picayune Monday front page. New Orleans probably could have spiced this game up a bit.#WhoDat #NewOrleans #Saints pic.twitter.com/zdz0pJaAfh

— NOLA.com (@NOLAnews) February 4, 2019

A full-length blank space on the cover of the paper will show that the supreme petty levels continued way below the fold. The headline for their actual Super Bowl coverage—designated to a teeny, tiny box—read "Super Boring."

 

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Yikes.

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