Allen Iverson looking to join D-League?

Mark J. Miller
February 17, 2012

Allen Iverson does not give up easily. The 11-time All-Star and four-time NBA scoring champ hasn't played in the NBA since his 25-game stint with the Philadelphia 76ers back in the 2009-10 season, but he's still hoping to get back into the game.

ESPN reports that the 36-year-old is "willing to play in the Caribbean, in South America or even in the D-League if it gives him a chance to return to the NBA."

"Allen only wants to play if there's a possibility that it leads to the NBA," the source told the ESPN. "That's the only way he would go to one of these lower leagues. He wants to get back to the NBA and leave the game on his terms."

Iverson played in Turkey last year but lasted only 10 games due to various injuries. He spent 14 seasons in the league, averaging 26.7 points, 6.2 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game.

ESPN notes that Iverson's desire may be related to his financial situation: "On Monday, a judge in Georgia garnished funds from Iverson's bank account to repay about $860,000 that he owes a jeweler."

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