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Indoor soccer team offers Iverson spot

Posted on: February 18, 2012 5:15 pm
Edited on: February 18, 2012 5:30 pm
Allen Iverson, indoor soccer star? Not so much. (Getty Images)
By Matt Moore 

Well, if Allen Iverson's comeback attempt doesn't work out, it's good to know he's got options. The Major Indoor Soccer League's Rochester Lancers have offered The Answer a spot on their team. 
The Rochester Lancers, of the MISL’s top level of pro indoor soccer, today announced a contract offer to former NBA star, Allen Iverson.

The Rochester Lancers host two remaining regular season home games to conclude their season.  The offer stands at $20,000 per game, with a bonus of $5,000 per goal scored, win bonuses, and merchandise bonuses.  There are over 12 goals scored on average per game.

"Allen Iverson is one of the premier athletes of our time," said Rich Randall, Vice President of the Rochester Lancers.  "With his athleticism and competitive hunger, I think he can be a great fit with our team and fans as we make an important playoff push, while also driving interest to an exciting, growing sport."

$20,000 a game? Really? Because that's not bad, really. Iverson could work it into his stints with the NBA D-League he's talking about. Could play his way into shape, make some money...

OK, of course this is not going to happen.

But there's a reason they made this offer to Iverson and not Kobe Bryant. It's because it's within the frame of probability, as in "the odds you will have a piano dropped on your head today" versus Bryant which is more "the odds space clowns abduct you and transport you to their home planet where they worship Bob Netolicky." Iverson's desperate to get back into the pro game right now, trying to get back in the league. But, you know, the professional basketball league. Not so much with soccer. These minor league stunts are jokes, but this one just seems sad. 

Steve Nash, though? Nash might do it when he retires. Just becasue he's awesome like that. 

Via Josh Hakala.

Category: NBA

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: February 19, 2012 9:16 pm

Indoor soccer team offers Iverson spot

, though? Nash might do it when he retires. Just becasue he's awesome like that. 
If he did I would get his Jersey.

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2012 6:42 pm

Indoor soccer team offers Iverson spot

@PHILAbeatdwn: Have you ever read about Allen's expenses? Never mind the usual pack of leeches and hangers on that surround every NBA athlete: Allen has stupidly dedicated himself to making sure that none of his extended family ever has to work. That's his idea of doing them a solid. I'm certain that every dollar has been spent or will be shortly. Obviously even a dummy like Allen will be forced by the math to come to his senses eventually, but it'll be too late for his financial well being.

This is what happens when you have so many people in this country raised to believe that having to work and struggle is an evil unto itself, and life is what happens after you get rich.

Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 19, 2012 9:06 am

Indoor soccer team offers Iverson spot

Don't sleep: Iverson is broke. he's spend his $200 Million in career salary and endorsement cash. He needs the money. Soon we'll be saying bend it like A.I.

Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: February 19, 2012 6:55 am

Indoor soccer team offers Iverson spot


Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: February 18, 2012 9:11 pm

Indoor soccer team offers Iverson spot

wow this is starting to get embarresing now AI. you were my favorite NBA player ever and still are. but this has got to stop allen. you are starting to make yourself look very very bad. we all know you had your off court issues and even on the court issues. but you were a great competitor and one of the best scorers of our time, maybe ever. you gotta just fully retire already. there is no way that you have no money left is there??? i cant see that being possible, you made so much money here in philadelphia. had your own shoe and everything. with your contracts and endorsements you have to had made well over 200 mill in your time as a basketball player. please just get a grip on reality and realize that its not your time anymore. i def would love it if you got accepted back on a team, but obviously nobody in the league is willing to take a chance on you.......

Good luck though AI.....

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