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Allen Iverson Refuses To Join D-League Team

 

It’s always bad to see one of the great athletes go through tough personal and/or financial troubles. Allen Iverson is currently experiencing hardship in both areas, as the former basketball star is struggling to get back into the NBA. According to ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Iverson has refused to join the NBA Development League team the L.A. D-Fenders. The team is affiliated with the Los Angeles Lakers, who could have eventually called Iverson up to the NBA if he showed progress. Iverson however, was too prideful to go the D-League route.

A.I is currently in negotiations with Venezuelan team Guaros  de Lara. “We are waiting for his reply at our offer. We have a contact in New York who is negotiating with his agent. There are big chance for us to sign Allen Iverson. We are in advanced negotiations” the team’s manager Terrance Morris told Sportando. The Puerto Rican team Indios de Mayaguez also has interest in Iverson, but it sounds like his deal with the Venezuelan team is 80 percent completed.

A.I. has struggled to regain his elite form since he was traded to a very crowded Detroit Pistons team in 2008, where his scoring average fell nearly ten points. The following season he found himself without a team and very little league-wide interest in his services. An eventual return to Philly seemed like the resurrection that A.I. needed, as he re-joined the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2009-2010 season. Sadly, Iverson only managed to play in 25 total games before personal troubles and injuries ended his season.

The former number one overall draft pick is currently caught in a jewelry case in which he’s been ordered to pay close to one million dollars in an old debt to Aydin & Company Jewelers. The case hasn’t been resolved yet as the judge has ordered that wages be garnished from A.I.’s checking account. Hopefully this story finds a way to end positively for the former NBA star, as you never want to see a player that’s given his all to the game of basketball endure such a tragic situation.

Comment Comments: 4 Tags Tags: nba, allen iverson, stephen a. smith, la lakers
  • http://twitter.com/dondada999 Don

    This dude A.I. better let go of his pride and get that paper!!

  • http://twitter.com/Raptor2u Rap Tor

    It was pride that kept Allen Iverson from being on a NBA team where, instead of starting, he would come into the game off the bench.  It is pride that keeps him from starting in the D-League. A.I. believes that he is above all that.  Well at one time in his career he was. But those days may have passed.

  • http://twitter.com/Raptor2u Rap Tor

    It was pride that kept Allen Iverson from being on a NBA team where, instead of starting, he would come into the game off the bench.  It is pride that keeps him from starting in the D-League. A.I. believes that he is above all that.  Well at one time in his career he was. But those days may have passed. 
    I say this as an Iverson Fan, I know you need that quick paper – NOW.  But swallow the pride Bro. You are no longer the only star. You are now the teacher. Accept it.  It is the metamorphosis that we all go through.  WE ALL GO THROUGH IT.  We can only delay the inevitable, temporarily.  You gots to roll with this one because you still have VALUE.  So, why not put it to use.  My hope is that you do it here in the states where we can still have the opportunity to appreciate you and not do it off in some foreign country. 
    But the longer you wait… 

  • Freakalit23

    A.I needs to come back to da NBA n show what he still got in da tank !!! Because I think he still got it n can hang with da younger ones !! But who will ever know if they don’t give him a chance at it again !!? ( A.I I believe in u !!!!)