Allen Iverson hopes to play in China?

by Dal on Apr.28, 2012, under News, Rumours

001-china After Stephon Marbury’s success in winning the Chinese Basketball League, news has been floating around that Allen Iverson is hoping to play in China.  Could this be true?  It certainly sounds likely as Allen Iverson is currently in Shanghai on a two-week promotional basketball tour, where he will team up with other NBA stars including Dennis Rodman, Clyde Drexler, Shawn Kemp to play against three Chinese Basketball Association teams in seven games. The first leg is in Cixi, Zhejiang province on April 28, and the showdown is between the US Legends versus Beijing Ducks (Stephon Marbury’s championship team).

China Daily Reports:

Following in his arch rival Stephon Marbury’s foot steps, former NBA superstar Allen Iverson is seriously considering joining the Chinese basketball market.

Iverson confirmed on Friday that he will seek to talk with some Chinese basketball clubs and hopes that there is an opportunity for him to play in the country, according to Modern Express.

Iverson arrived in Shanghai on Friday for a two-week promotional basketball tour, where he will team up with other NBA stars including Dennis Rodman, Clyde Drexler, Shawn Kemp to play against three Chinese Basketball Association teams in seven games. The first leg is in Cixi, Zhejiang province on April 28, and the showdown is between the US Legends versus Beijing Ducks.

One employee from the organizing committee of the tour revealed that the eagerness of the former NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2001 and four-time scoring champion is inspired by the tremendous success of his old foe Stephon Marbury, who led the Ducks to their first-ever CBA title last season.

It makes Iverson’s possible stay – a long-term one – in China more intriguing as the 37-year-old was spotted wearing a Chinese sports brand T-Shirt – Qiaodan – at a dinner party on Friday night.

Drafted as the No 1 pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1996, Iverson played 14 years in the NBA, averaging 26.7 points. He was deemed as one of the best shooting guards in the league’s history. He played for the club of Beşiktaş Milangaz in Turkey in the 2009-10 season.

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4 Comments for this entry

  • Iverson's Prodigy

    i’m wondering why he didnt keep playing in turkey then. hmmm

    good to see a post after a one year absence btw, hopefully, allen iverson and this site can get rolling again

  • jhinla

    AI can be an assets in any NBA team even this day!!!the answer have all the guts and experience to compliment with his work ethics that he can.. we love to see you again allen iverson!!! go, go, GO A. I.!!!>>>

  • jhinla

    FROM THE PHILLIPPINES one last chance for THE ANSWER!!! ALLEN IVERSON…

  • jhinla

    Allen Iverson is one of the most admired basketball player even these days! He can inspire a lot of the new generation. The way he plays the game, his will to win, his competitiveness and most of all as the the smallest person ever play in the NBA with the biggest HEART of them all!!!..
    Allen Iverson,MABUHAY!!! The Answer….

    jhinla of Philippines

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