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Iverson says no to D-League

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While former NBA star Allen Iverson said he remains hopeful of getting one final shot in the NBA, he announced that he's passing on a chance to play in the NBA Development League.

Via his Twitter feed, Twitter said he's declining an offer from the Dallas Mavericks' D-League affiliate to join the Texas Legends, who are co-owned by Mavericks president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson.

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 posted. "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."

He later added: "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."

Iverson, 37, hasn't played in the NBA since 2009-10 when he logged minutes with the Memphis Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers. He has spurned multiple attempts by the Legends to use the D-League as a possible route for a return. The Legends have just convinced NBA veterans Delonte West and Rashad McCants to join their team with similar hopes.

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