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Monday, January 28th, 2013 at 11:15 am  |  14 responses

Dallas Mavericks’ D-League Team Reportedly Interested in Allen Iverson


The Texas Legends are reportedly doing all that they can to lure Allen Iverson. The Dallas Mavericks’ D-League affiliate recently inked Delonte West, and are now said to be working on acquiring The Answer. Per ESPN: “Sources said that the Legends, who are co-owned by Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, ramped up their seasonlong pursuit of Iverson on Monday, offering him the chance to resurrect his career. Iverson last played in the NBA in 2009-10 in brief stays with the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers, but the 37-year-old has resisted opportunities to sign lucrative deals in China because, to date, he’s been reluctant to consider playing anywhere besides the NBA. 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. The Legends’ pitch to Iverson centers around the fact they’ve just convinced NBA veterans Delonte West and Rashad McCants to join their team with similar intentions, after the Legends signed another 37-year-old earlier this month — point guard Mike James — and wound up putting James in position to earn a 10-day callup to the Mavericks that turned into a guaranteed contract after James completed his second 10-day deal Sunday.”

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  • Wyatt_purp

    PLEASE AI….come back

  • Francis Harden

    SLAM please don’t tease us with AI news… Please.

  • spit hot fiyah

    translation: mavericks’ d-League team is desperate to sell some tickets

  • hushabomb

    So how about the Celtics signing Iverson now that Rondo is out. Fair enough he won’t practice yet like KG, he plays with heart. And the Celts need a ball handler now

  • manhandled

    I never know what to believe anymore when it comes to sports journalism.

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    “Sources said that ….”

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    Who are these “Sources”? If Dallas really wanted Iverson then why wouldn`t they have invited him to training camp before the season? Like the Knicks did with Rasheed Wallace. That`s how you know when a team is really interested in you. The D-league is full of uncertainty. There is no guarantee that a player ever gets out of the D-League. Also, if this has been a season-long pursuit why is this report just coming out now. The nba is about halfway through the season. This story has come out of no where and it doesn`t add up.

  • The Philosopher

    Some people will never accept that Iverson is finished…
    And I say this with respect.

  • bike

    As with all AI rumors, this will never ever happen.

  • manhandled

    Although, I am skeptical of the report. I do very much want to see Iverson back in the nba even if that means going through the D-League. He will definitely be able to put up good numbers and many people agree with this notion…

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    Allen Iverson vs. The West

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    http://bebe310.blogspot.com/2012/06/allen-iverson-vs-2011-12-nba-guards.html

  • 23

    They are called the Texas LEGENDS lol

  • 23

    True

  • RipCity

    i love AI but whats the point of having a developmental league if they’re signing any 37 year old players?

  • James

    Allen Iverson is the Tupac of the basketball world. People will always feel that this guy is coming back to the NBA even at 60.

  • IDOT

    If AI is smart he will take the offer.

  • King David

    A.I. 4ever please comeback its not the same without you, TMac or Marbury all the way down to Francis, all u here now is Lebron this Lebron that smh F*ck Lebron!!!! -_-

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