Allen Iverson signs deal to play in Dominican Republic

03/22/2012 at 1:23 pm By

Allen Iverson has had his ups and downs since last playing in the NBA in 2010. Reports surfaced that Iverson was struggling financially, followed by news that Iverson has about $32 million in an account stashed away that he won’t be able to touch until he’s 55.

Apparently Iverson has found a new source of income and has signed a one month deal to play in the Dominican Republic, according to Sportando.net:

Allen Iverson signed a one-month deal to play in Dominican Republic with Capitanes de la Bahia to play the XXXII Torneo de Baloncesto superior de Santiago.
Nunez, president of the club, confirmed the deal with Iverson. Iverson will fly from Atlanta to his new destination.
Iverson is expected to earn $22,000USD to play in Dominican Republic.

Iverson, now 36, has previously stated that he would like to attempt an NBA comeback, and proving that he can still play in the Dominican Republic may be a good start. A soccer team even offered Iverson a contract to play a couple exhibition games for them but he declined. Iverson unsuccessfully tried playing in Turkey in late 2010.

Iverson is without question one of the most unique players in NBA history. The fearless 6’0″ guard led the league in scoring four times from 1998-2005 and has scored over 24,000 points in the NBA for a career scoring average of 26.7. He last played in the NBA in 2010 for the Grizzlies and Sixers, averaging 13.8 ppg in 28 games.


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