From Yahoo! Sports:
Allen Iverson and Puerto Rico’s professional basketball league are engaged in exploratory talks about a possible deal for the 11-time NBA All-Star, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Puerto Rican league sees Iverson as a potential ticket seller and iconic addition. In recent years, the league has been a landing place for players trying to return to the NBA. The Caciques de Humacao team recently signed former NBA players Rashad McCants and Ike Diogu for the 2012 season. Puerto Rico has a rich history and tradition in basketball.
Oh man. A secondary element to the Tragedy Of Allen Iverson that Bomani discussed last week? The stories like this that pop up every month or two and remind us how far he's fallen.
First Puerto Rico with Ike Diogu, next year it's Indonesia with Robert Swift, then who knows? Australia, Mexico City, the WNBA, Slamball, the XFL, American Gladiators... As long as AI needs money, there will be offers. On the other hand, even if he doesn't sign, you have to look on the bright side from Allen Iverson's perspective.
The Puerto Rican league, which starts its 30-game season in March, pays its stars about $20,000 a month, plus living expenses, sources said. The league’s commissioner is selling Iverson on the chance to work his way back to a possible return to the NBA. The league is hoping to convince Iverson to take a trip to the island and look closer at the possibility.
An all-expenses paid trip to Puerto Rico? LET'S GET IT.