Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/29/13
The Mavericks’ NBA Developmental League team, the Texas Legends, offered Allen Iverson a chance to revive his playing career. Though former All-Stars like Antoine Walker have spent time in the D-League, Iverson declined the Legends’ offer on Tuesday. Texas made another strong push to lure Iverson back into basketball on Monday, attempting to add yet another NBA vet to the roster. Recently, the Legends acquired Delonte West. Iverson, 37, has not suited up for an  NBA team since 2010 when he played 28 games for the Grizzlies and Sixers. In a string of tweets, the former NBA MVP thanked Donnie Walsh for the chance to return to pro basketball, while also acknowledging reasons for why his career ended earlier than he thought. 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. — Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) January 29, 2013 I realize my actions contributed to my early departure from the NBA, should God provide me another opportunity I will give it my all — Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) January 29, 2013 My dream has always been to complete my legacy in the NBA — Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) January 29, 2013 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. — Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) January 29, 2013

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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