Allen Iverson just finished an exhibition game between the Ducks and a US team of NBA players on Thursday in Shenzhen. The US team won 119-109. Iverson, a former NBA MVP, was asked if he was considering joining the CBA. “Why not?” he said.
Source: China Daily
But apparently, Iverson needs to work at his fitness:
Brendan Suhr, the visiting US team’s head coach, said the 36-year-old, dubbed ”The Answer”,needs more practice to prepare for competition in the CBA.
“He has not played for a year against anyone with that ability, so he’s not that good right now,”Suhr said of Iverson’s current status after leading the US squad to a 119-109 over the Ducks inthe team’s third game in Shenzhen on Thursday.
“It’s very hard (for him) to all of the sudden play against tremendous competition like the Ducks presented. I think he’s going to get better and when he makes shots he will get more confident.
But Marbury is an example:
However, a lot of sweat and pain could make a big difference, as Marbury has shown.
To get ready for his time in the CBA, Marbury said he got into the best shape of his career witha tough training regimen last summer.
The Ducks’ head coach, Min Lulei, believes Iverson could make an impact here as well, as longas he takes the China adventure as seriously as his countryman.