Posted January 29, 2013

Allen Iverson rejects Mavs D-League offer

NBA

Allen Iverson has turned down an offer from the Mavs’ D-League affiliate, the Texas Legends, reports ESPN Dallas. Iverson made the announcement via Twitter. The Legends had been pursuing Iverson all season and used their history of helping former NBA players make comebacks to try to convince him.

The Legends, now in their third season, have employed 16 former NBA first-round picks since the team’s inception and previously helped big men Sean Williams and Dan Gadzuric, swingman Chris Douglas-Roberts and veteran guard Antonio Daniels make it back to the NBA.

The Legends, who are co-owned by the Mavs’ president of basketball operations, Donnie Nelson, recently signed NBA veterans Delonte West and Rashad McCants.

Iverson, 37, last played in the NBA in 2009-10; he also declined deals in China. The Legends signed another former NBA 37-year-old, Mike James, earlier this month which eventually led to a 10-day call-up to the Mavs and then a guaranteed contract. Thus far, Iverson has been unwilling to consider playing anywhere but the NBA.


8 comments
RayIsBipolar
RayIsBipolar

God just slapped you in the face with another opportunity and you decided to spit on it Iverson. These bitch ass athletes need to swallow a spoon full of humility and realize that not everything will be handed to you in life like they are used to.

jeebs
jeebs

Iverson claims he "realizes his actions contributed to his early departure from the NBA" and yet he's still acting like a primadonna in regards to offers from D-League? I don't think he realized anything.

me1
me1

Play D-league for a month and open up the possibility to play with the biggies again...or not. He chose not. He chose, unwisely.

Kevin and Susan
Kevin and Susan

We would love to have A.I. playing shooting guard for the Knicks in N.Y.C.     Kevin B.

Just Rockwell
Just Rockwell

This dude really thinks that an NBA team is going to sign him and make him a starter or even put him on the bench, and he acts like he is too good for the D league?  Mabey if he played there for a while, some teams would see that as a good thing and may throw him a bone, but as I see, Iverson is still on some dumb ish an will be left on the sideline.  I wonder if he practices now????

P0is0nedKoolA1
P0is0nedKoolA1

 @Kevin and Susan Hell no! Who the hell said this was ok in NYC? Another hot-headed chucker that plays no D & is selfish? We have that already, his name is JR Smith

RohanGrizzle
RohanGrizzle

 @Just Rockwell once you have made it to the nba the higest level of basketball it very hard for anyone to play anything less (D LEAGUE) COME ON MAN BE FRANK>