Allen Iverson Inks 1-Month Contract to Play in Dominican Republic

Holly MacKenzie@stackmackNBA Lead BloggerMarch 22, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 26:  Basketball player Allen Iverson smiles during a news conference at the Thomas & Mack Center to announce the Las Vegas Superstar Challenge October 26, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three-game tournament will take place at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 12 and 13, 2011, and will feature four teams made up of NBA players, former NBA players and rookies. Iverson will serve as a captain for one of the teams.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The Allen Iverson saga continues.

At least this time there's actual basketball involved.

As first reported by Sportando Basket, Iverson is headed to the Dominican Republic after signing a one-month contract to play for Pueblo Nuevo. While his contract details were not discussed, the club president told the Associated Press Iverson will arrive on Sunday and that the 36-year-old will suit up the same day for his new team.

In the headlines for all of the wrong reasons, his personal worth frequently discussed, it's just nice to hear news that has Iverson set to play basketball again. The NBA's MVP in 2001, it's unfortunate that 11 years later he can't get a job in the league. Compare that to 37-year-old Derek Fisher, also from the 1996 draft class, who just signed on with the Oklahoma City Thunder to provide leadership to a young team looking to chase a championship. 

Shows that aging talent isn't worth as much as aged wisdom and awareness. Sad all around.