Allen Iverson Considering Playing In China

While the possibility looks slimmer with each passing day, Allen Iverson still hasn't given up hope on a return to the NBA. If that doesn't work out though, the former MVP is considering playing overseas in the Chinese Basketball Association, according to a report by NetEase Sports (English translation via HoopsHype).

"I definitely want to return to the NBA, but if I can't get back there, I'm hoping to play ball here [in China]," Iverson said, according to HoopsHype's translation. "China is still one of my choices, but the team that wants me to join has got to show me that they really mean it, like 'Hey, we really need you.'"

Iverson, who hasn't appeared in an NBA game since February 2010, reportedly turned down offers from teams in the Dominican Republic and Venezuela last season. However, if the 37-year-old recognizes that an NBA team is unlikely to take a flier on him, China could be a realistic option — when AI was asked in April about playing in the CBA next season, he didn't rule out the possibility.

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