Allen Iverson has declared his desire to return to the NBA. He wants to keep his passport at home and play in the USA. He has made an open plea to any team that will take on the services of a 36-year old former NBA MVP.
“Just give me a training camp,” he said. “Maybe I’ve rubbed people the wrong way as far as saying the things I’ve said in my life and in my career. But if any team needs me to help try and win a championship in any capacity, I’m waiting.”
“It was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had in my life,” he said. “They were great to me. They embraced me like I would never think. Everything was great as far as that experiment.”
“My teammates. The love I had for them,” he said. “All of us had the same goal. It wasn’t the whole thing of us making it to the finals. It was just the partnership we had with each other. It was just the fact that we gave the city of Philadelphia everything we had every night. We weren’t the most talented team ever, but we competed night in and night out. That’s everything to me.”“The only thing that I give a damn about is that the people that care about me know that I’m all right,” he said. “All I want is my real fans to know I’m fine, my wife is fine, my kids are fine. I’m fine and I’m looking forward to getting back on a team and being productive like I have been my whole career.”
For Allen Iverson fans, this is the best news to have come out in a while. Gary Moore, Iverson’s personal manager, said that Iverson is planning a return to the NBA next season (Source: AP)
“Allen is working out and he’s getting himself prepared to make his return,” Moore said by phone Friday. “He absolutely will try and play next year.”
Iverson left the Sixers to deal with an undisclosed illness of his 4-year-old daughter, Messiah.
“With God’s graces, she’s doing very well,” Moore said.
“Allen wants to come and help a team win a championship, which he’s completely capable of doing,” Moore said.
Iverson, who turned 35 on June 7, was a four-time scoring champion and averaged 26.7 points in a 14-year career with the Sixers, Denver, Detroit and Memphis. It’s still possible for Allen Iverson to win a championship at 35. Michael Jordan won his 6th title in 1998 at the age of 35.
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