AI declines offer from NBA team
Allen Iverson might have killed his last chance at getting back into the NBA. The Dallas Mavericks recently offered the 37-year old with a troubled past a chance to play for their D-League affiliate the Texas Legends. Iverson while appreciative of the offer turned down Mark Cuban and in my opinion put the final nail in the coffin on his NBA career.
Iverson tweeted: “I thank Donnie and Dallas for the consideration and while I think the D-League is a great opportunity, it is not the route for me.”
Iverson added: “I realize my actions contributed to my early departure from the NBA, should God provide me another opportunity I will give it my all. … 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 that my return is not up to just me.” (ESPN)
In my opinion, this proved Iverson is the same AI he’s always been and still hasn’t learned. Yes, he acknowledged that his past actions are the reason he’s not playing today but that’s all he did that was positive.
I think his decision to turn down this offer shows that Allen is still the same selfish Iverson that he’s always been. He’s not willing to take this chance, prove he can still play and be a good teammate. Instead he wants a NBA contract handed to him even though he hasn’t played in the league since 2009.
I’m not sure what this guys thinking, If he wanted to return to the NBA he would have taken this great opportunity, instead he’ll be sitting on his couch waiting for his call to the Hall.