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Allen Iverson wants back in the league, any way

Posted on: October 27, 2011 10:38 am
 
By Matt Moore

Pride goeth after the fall, apparently, and after the Answer, as it turns out. Two years ago, Allen Iverson signed on with the Memphis Grizzlies for less than a month before his ego and attitude got him booted. The Grizzlies went on to have one of their better seasons in franchise history, setting up this year's playoff run. Iverson, on the other hand, went to Turkey the following year, but again, wound up pulling out after personal problems derailed him. He suffered through a severe illness with his daughter, and also started the process of divorcing his wife. 

So, no, it has not been a great couple of years for A.I..

But Iverson's back in the states, putting together an All-Star exhibition in Las Vegas, and as part of its promotion, he's also talking about how he wants back in the league. He spoke with Yahoo! Sports and wanted to let the world know that he's past the point of thinking he deserves anything. He just wants a spot, any spot, with any team.
“I’ll play for anybody,” Iverson told Yahoo! Sports.

Iverson says he has no serious offers from any teams overseas right now. He added that playing overseas also gave him a stronger appreciation for the NBA since it took him away from his family and “the highest level [of basketball] in the world.” He also says he’ll be willing to come off the bench and a reserve role even “makes it easier for me.”

“Obviously, they might have some issues thinking I don’t want to help a team in a certain capacity,” Iverson said. “But that’s over with. All that was going on through an emotional time. It cost me to not play. I’m just willing to help any squad in any capacity.

“Hopefully, one squad will believe in me and we will go from there. That would be a lot better than having to go overseas.”
via Iverson wants last shot at NBA - NBA - Yahoo! Sports.

Iverson's 36. He's not a distributor. It's hard to see where he would fit in with a team concept. Due to his size and age, even a team like the Celtics would be reticent to invest in him. It's going to be difficult finding a team willing to take a chance on him. It would be great if he were to get that shot, though, if only to put anything close to a better ending on such a storied career. The interview also has Iverson talking about "not being there, mentally" the last few years, but the problem is convincing teams those times are over. That kind of element is a black mark on a scouting report.

We'll see if the Answer can get the one he's looking for.  
Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: October 30, 2011 7:37 am
 

Allen Iverson wants back in the league, any way

His personal problems in Turkey were they didn't want his dope smoking, non-practicing, air balling azz starting there, either...and he wasn't "riding no pine for some dude that got here on a donkey"....and his kid was sick.
 
The only things that have changed about AI is he's older and has less money...and there are a lot fewer people that will listen to him now. 
 
He's retired. The NBA doesn't miss him. He needs to go start a basketball program in the hood. Be a role model. Teach kids to do the things he refused to do- be responsible, PRACTICE, go to school, stay off the drugs and stop beating your wife.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2011 8:23 pm
 

Allen Iverson wants back in the league, any way

As long as he controls his attitude, I'd take em on the Knicks in a heartbeat. 



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2011 5:00 pm
 

His Answer

Just go away..... The NBA is dead, he's part of the reason nobody cares, and if he's broke and needs to pay some bills, he can mow my lawn. Jagoff.... read a newspaper once in a while.


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Since: Jan 1, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2011 4:36 pm
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Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Allen Iverson wants back in the league, any way

Ive been around Iverson off the court on a couple of occasions. If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all. Beleive me, in the case of AI, I have NOTHING TO SAY AT ALL!!



Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2011 12:44 pm
 

Allen Iverson wants back in the league, any way

What "personal problems" cost Iverson in Turkey?  Didn't he have a season ending injury?  If you don't respect or like Iverson, just say so.  A report for a website, however, should be a fact based analysis.



Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2011 12:25 pm
 

Allen Iverson wants back in the league, any way

Allen Iverson is better than Mike Bibby



Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 11:38 am
 

Allen Iverson wants back in the league, any way

I would not allow this guy anywhere close to my team or practice facility.  AI quit on the last 4 teams he played for.  I am still curious what Memphis had to pay him in order to buy him out of his contract.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2011 9:25 am
 

Allen Iverson wants back in the league, any way



What a waste this guy has turned out to be. Just go away already, youve burned every bridge you could have.
If any team takes a chance on him their GM should be fired on the spot


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