We’ve heard the rumbling about Allen Iverson wanting to make a return to the NBA. While it isn’t quite a return to the league, the Dallas Legends, the D-League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, offered Iverson a contract to come and play for them. Well we heard the question, now “The Answer” just gave us his.
Iverson took to Twitter this morning to address the issue over a series of tweets and while he is thankful for the opportunity, he politely declined.
Iverson then goes on to say that he realizes it was his fault that he had to leave the NBA early and if an opportunity arises that he could make a return, he’ll change his behavior.
Iverson went on to say that he wants to complete his legacy in the league.
Lastly, Iverson goes on to thanks his fans for their support and says his possible return isn’t up to him.
So was Iverson right to turn down a deal with the Legends? The Legends remind me of the Long Island Ducks which are an independent baseball team. The Ducks attract a lot of veterans to their team after no MLB team wants them anymore. The Legends attract veterans which hope to resurrect their careers. Dan Gadzuric, Chris Douglas-Roberts, Sean Williams, Delonte West and Rashad McCants have all played for the Legends in recent years.
Iverson most signed a $4 million deal in 2010 to play for a team in Turkey, but played in just 10 games due to injury. Since returning to the United States, he has turned down lucrative deals across seas and from D-League teams because he has hope he can return to the NBA.
The former Rookie of the Year and NBA MVP played parts of three seasons in Denver after coming over from Philadelphia. Iverson averaged 26.4 points per game is his only full season with the Nuggets in 2007-2008.