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D-League's Legends chasing Allen Iverson

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08:03 AM ET 01.29 | A.I. in the Lone Star State? The Texas Legends are lobbying Allen Iverson to try to work his way back to the NBA by playing for the Dallas Mavericks' Development League affiliate, according to D-League sources. 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 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.

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January 29, 2013  08:12 AM ET

We REALLY didn't need three threads in less than 24 hours on this topic, interns.

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January 29, 2013  08:24 AM ET

If Mike James can play so can AI. Give AI a run Cuban lol

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January 29, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Iverson has entirely too much pride to allow himself to play D-League basketball. Remember, this guy was an NBA All-Star, scoring champ, superstar, a top ten guy, and helped to lead his team to the NBA Finals; are you crazy! He wants to return to the NBA on his own term not what some young suits and tie are telling him he has to do. I do believe that if he accepts the invite to the D-league Dallas would add him to their roster in a heart beat, however, your dealing with Iverson not Kendricks Perkins.

If Steve Nash, Rasheed Wallace, Jason Kidd can play in the league at their age Iverson feels that he can contribute to a team in some way also. The problem that exist now is that the league is image conscious and Iverson is too "hood" and "Hip Hop" even consider the D-League. He cried once to make a return to the league I don't see that happening again or anything close to that move happening again.

January 29, 2013  08:56 AM ET
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First !!Like the 49ers...

Thanks for jinxing my team

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January 29, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Iverson is being black balled outta the NBA because of his behavior and not because of his talents. It is the same thing that happened to Barry Bonds in MLB simply because of suspicions by the masses. It is very evident that if Kidd, Thomas, Camby, Wallace, Nash and a almost washed up Rip Hamilton can play in the NBA, that Iverson can play. This is what I hate about suckers on this site, they hate to state the facts, but would rather deal in idiotic conjecture, suspicions, and massive hate, rather than call a spade a spade and deal in reality. Iverson can still play, he just won't get the chance.And to all the 49ers lovers, from a diehard Giants fan, you crybabies will be making up more excuses(like you did when the Giants be you) when the Raven Wipe that **** up. Apple!

Who are you calling a spade? That's raycess!

January 29, 2013  09:32 AM ET

Do You Know You Have To Practice, Bro?

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