The Texas Legends an affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks offered Allen Iverson the chance to gain a roster spot. It is hard to imagine Iverson playing in the developmental league due to his NBA credentials as well as his brash personality. We all know that Allen Iverson is the reason why he is out of the NBA. While Iverson is one of basketball greatest talents to ever play the game he was also an enigma on/off the court. Iverson’s last NBA stint did not turn out so well. The Philadelphia 76ers picked up Iverson after a brief retirement after playing with the Memphis Grizzlies. Since then A.I. attempted playing ball in Turkey, and has been in the headlines due to financial woes.
No matter what the situation is, Allen Iverson should never play in any developmental league. It was good to see A.I. thank Donnie Nelson the gesture rather than flying off of the handle further damaging his chances to end up on a roster. I honestly feel that Iverson can contribute at a certain capacity.
If Jerry Stackhouse, Kurt Thomas, and Jason Kidd are playing I feel that Iverson can play in the NBA as well. The only thing with comparing A.I. to those mentioned before him is that we know that it is hard to believe that Iverson would accept a role playing less than he is accustomed to.
Iverson’s legacy is already cemented, and will be looked at as one of the All-Time greats no matter what. If A.I. really thinks he has one last hurrah more power to him, but he doesn’t deserve to be playing against the Austin Torros and the Bakersfield Jam.