Iverson plans tourney with NBA players

Former NBA All-Star Allen Iverson(notes) is hosting the Las Vegas Superstar Challenge on Nov. 12-13, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The tournament includes four teams with captains, including Iverson, who will recruit players for their respective teams. NBA All-Stars who could participate include Kevin Durant(notes), Amar’e Stoudemire(notes) and Paul Pierce(notes), sources said. Iverson is expected to announce the participants for all four teams in Las Vegas next week. The winner of the Nov. 12 games at Thomas & Mack Center will play in a championship game the next day. The Nov. 12 games are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET to allow players to attend the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Marquez fight that evening.

Iverson, 36, last played in the NBA for the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers during the 2009-10 season. He briefly played in Turkey last season.

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Updated Friday, Oct 21, 2011