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Posted: January 29, 2013

ALLEN IVERSON and Delonte West sharing the same backcourt?

It could happen if the Texas Legends get their way.

The Legends, the Development League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, signed West, who starred at Saint Joseph's, on Friday. Now, according to a report, they are trying to convince Iverson to join the team.

ESPN.com, citing sources, reported the Legends are pursuing the 37-year-old Iverson, who hasn't played in the NBA since 2009-10. His last game was Feb. 20, 2010 when he scored 13 points and dished three assists in his final start with the Sixers.

He signed up to play the 2010-11 season in Turkey, but lasted only 10 games after a lesion was discovered in his right calf. It was removed in February 2011, but Iverson has been reluctant to play overseas again because he reportedly wants to return to the NBA.

The Legends could be the pipeline to fulfill what some call a pipe dream.

It worked out for 37-year-old journeyman point guard Mike James, who signed with the Mavericks for the rest of the season on Monday.

The Legends could be thinking that their roster, which includes several players with NBA experience, would appeal to A.I.

West, Rashad McCants, Melvin Ely, Luther Head and Sean Williams are among current Legends players who've laced them up in the NBA.

According to the ESPN.com report, if Iverson agrees to play in the D-League, the Legends will have first crack at him because they're at the head of the waiver line.

It's a longshot, but how great would it be to see A.I. back in the NBA, running down the court with his hand cupped to his ear?

Talented class

Unlike this year, the Baseball Writers Association of America had no trouble electing players to the Hall of Fame on this day in 1936.

The first-ever class consisted of Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson.

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