Is Alan Iverson heading to the Eastern Conference?
No…well not the NBA’s Eastern Conference. The 34 year old free agent has a 2 year, $10 million contract on the table to go and play in Greece. No comparable offers exist for Iverson in the states, making a pretty solid case for him to read up on the Parthenon and feta cheese, but NBA players who have gone and played in Europe have attested to the other worldliness of the international league.
Iverson was plagued by a back injury for the duration of last season, causing the Pistons to bench him from April onwards. He’s still got a few solid years in him, but his Sixer style glory days are gone; surrendering the number 3 jersey he’s worn throughout his professional career when joining the Pistons is symbolic of that. His only other option at this point? Stay stateside and settle for a one year deal with a team like the Heat or the Knicks in a backseat position.