Allen Iverson has been trying to get back into the NBA for several years now without much luck. He has played in a hand full of games overseas, but no NBA team has made him an offer.
He turned down a D-League assignment with the Lakers affiliate last year and it looks like even though the Mavericks affiliate wants him really bad he might do the same thing.
Sources told ESPN.com that the Legends, who are co-owned by Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, ramped up their season long pursuit of Iverson on Monday, offering him the chance to resurrect his career.
Iverson has likewise resisted the Legends’ overtures so far this season — as well as a similar offer last season — but sources say that the Legends are trying again now because they’ve moved back to the top of the list in the D-League’s waiver line, meaning they’d have an unobstructed path to signing Iverson if he could be convinced to put his name in the D-League’s player pool.
Iverson doesn’t have a lot of options in the states, so what does he have to lose? Only pride is holding him back. If he proves he can play at an elite level in the D-League the Mavericks will call him up just as a gate attraction.
A.I. needs to come to the realization at age 37 he isn’t calling the shots anymore.