A.I. isn’t in a position to be making demands.
But that is what is happening. Last week he rebuffed an offer by the Lakers to start off in their D-League affiliate and now we have some insight as to why.
Iverson is willing to play in the Caribbean, in South America or even in the D-League if it gives him a chance to return to the NBA, the source said.
“Allen only wants to play if there’s a possibility that it leads to the NBA,” the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “That’s the only way he would go to one of these lower leagues. He wants to get back to the NBA and leave the game on his terms.”
If Iverson doesn’t sign with a club before the Feb. 26 NBA All-Star Game, he is likely to give up his quest and accept that his forced retirement is permanent, the source said.
No one is going to sign Allen Iverson to a NBA roster.
He best decision would be to swallow his pride and got the Lakers D League affiliate because it would get a ton of press and he could prove on the court if he could still play or not. If he performed he would be called up. It isn’t like the Lakers are sporting a backcourt of Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars.
Everyone is now aware of the financial issues (Allen Iverson has blown $150 million) he has having, so he needs to stop being so stubborn. He has zero leverage.
It is a terrible way for a wonderful player to end his basketball career, but it will happen now unless Iverson has a change of heart or more importantly change in attitude.