Puerto Rico next for Iverson?

Posted: February 08, 2012

Puerto Rico's professional basketball league has engaged in a few conversations with Allen Iverson about a possible contract, according to Yahoo Sports. Baloncesto Superior Nacional believes that the former MVP and 11-time all-star will be a ticket-seller and possible iconic figure within the league.

Iverson's manager has talked to the Puerto Rican league officials about a price, but after Iverson's experience in Turkey it was unclear whether he would consider playing in a league outside of the NBA. The Puerto Rican league starts its 30-game season in March, and it pays its stars about $20,000 a month, plus living expenses.

That's a small sum for a player who, according to basketball-reference.com, was paid nearly $155 million during his 15-year NBA career. But reports indicate he is hurting for money.

Iverson, 36, last played in the NBA in 2009-2010, when he averaged 11.3 points for the Grizzlies and the 76ers. Apparently, he would like to work and practice his way back to the NBA.

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- Inquirer wire services


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