By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Reports have been circulating over the last couple of days that the Texas Legends, the NBA D-League affiliated of the Dallas Mavericks, have been pursuing Allen Iverson.
Iverson shot down that idea Tuesday morning.
On his official Twitter account, Allen Iverson said, ” I thank Donnie [Nelson] and Dallas for the consideration and while I think the D-League is a great opportunity, it is not the route for me.” This would seem to confirm that the Legends were, in fact, pursuing Iverson.
“I realize my actions contributed to my early departure from the NBA, should God provide me another opportunity I will give it my all,” Iverson tweeted. “My dream has always been to complete my legacy in the NBA. To my fans, I love yall! Not a day goes by that I am not asked when am I coming back, we all must accept my return is not up to just me.”
Iverson, 37 years old, hasn’t played in the NBA since returning to the Sixers during the 2009-’10 season. His homecoming wasn’t a big success, as Iverson didn’t show the same quickness and explosiveness that he did when he was the NBA MVP for the team. Iverson wouldn’t be the first player to adjust his game to his physical limitations as he’s grown older, but that’s not something we’ve seen from him yet.