2001 NBA MVP Allen Iverson wants to come back in the NBA. After one season overseas playing for Besiktas Istanbul, 10-time All-Star guard wants to play home, for anybody who wants to sign him. Will Kobe Bryant ask the Lakers to offer him a contract?
Marc J. Spears reports for Yahoo! Sports:
“I’ll play for anybody,” Iverson told Yahoo! Sports.
Iverson ended up leaving the Sixers to spend time with his ill daughter, and he was eventually waived. He now says he was too distracted by his daughter’s health issues and divorce proceedings with his wife to stay focused in his last two NBA seasons.
“That wasn’t me at all,” Iverson said. “Obviously, I was dealing with the situation with my daughter and going through a divorce, and I wasn’t there mentally. In my career those last couple years were so hard for me because I wasn’t there. Mentally, I wasn’t there.