At last weekend’s BIG3 event in Dallas, there was one high-profile player who was conspicuously absent. Allen Iverson was a no-show at the games, and in an effort for transparency and courtesy toward the fans, the league quickly issued a statement via Twitter clarifying that they had no advanced notice about his absence and were in the process of launching an investigation.
It’s unclear exactly what that investigation entailed or what it revealed, but Iverson took to Instagram on Tuesday to offer an official apology for missing the event.
The former NBA superstar has played only intermittently in the tournament so far. On doctor’s orders, he was forced sit out his team 3’s Company’s game in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, which was a homecoming of sorts for Iverson as he spent the best years of his career with the Sixers.
Though he didn’t suit up for that particular game, he was still in attendance and made himself available to fans to sign autographs and pose for pictures. It remains unclear exactly why Iverson didn’t attend the game in Dallas and whether there might be any repercussions from the BIG3 organizers.
Iverson had previously warned fans not to expect too much from him on the court as age and injuries have taken their toll on his body, but if the recent events that have transpired in Dallas and Philadelphia are any indication, fans might have to downgrade their expectations even more.