Despite recent reports that former NBA Most Valuable Player Allen Iverson had reached an agreement to play with a team in the Dominican Republic, Iverson's manager says those reports were false.
Pueblo Nuevo club president Milton Nunez told the AP yesterday that Iverson would arrive Sunday to pay with the squad. Iverson's manager, Gary Moore, says his client has not considered playing for any team outside of the NBA.
Iverson was reportedly "shocked" by Nunez's statement.
Iverson played 14 seasons in the NBA, mostly with the Philadelphia 76ers but also with the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and briefly the Memphis Grizzlies. He was the 1997 Rookie of the Year, the 2001 MVP and a two-time MVP of the All-Star Game, and his 24,368 points rank 17th in NBA history. He last played at the NBA level on April 14, 2010.