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At this point, Allen Iverson has made it clear that he wants to return to the NBA. The Lakers had some interest in A.I. in the beginning of the season, but that seemed to fizzle out rather quickly. They reportedly wanted Iverson to start off in their developmental league, but that was not something he was interested in.
Now, a source of ESPN's is saying that Iverson is willing to play in the minors.
With hopes of getting one last shot in the NBA, former All-Star and league MVP Allen Iverson is contemplating playing minor league basketball, according to a person close to the situation.
Iverson 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, the source said.
"Allen only wants to play if there's a possibility that it leads to the NBA," the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "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."
If Iverson does not catch on with a team prior to the NBA All-Star Game, he will probably accept the fact that his career is over.
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Jorge Hernandez was certain Allen Iverson would put basketball on the map in Venezuela—up until last night. Hernandez, co-owner of Guaros de Lara in the Venezuelan League, was to introduce Iverson today as the team’s new point guard. Playing alongside Smush Parker, Iverson would bring unprecedented attention to Guaros.
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