Welcome to the new minor league baseball: minor league basketball.
The Texas Legends of the NBA’s Developmental League are reportedly looking into signing 37-year-old Allen Iverson to a contract.
Before you say “good idea,” remember, this is the team that signed Greg Ostertag to a contract in 2011. He lasted, oh, five minutes.
The Legends have already signed troubled guard Delonte West, who has a history of emotional problems.
The D-League likes to think of itself as a gateway to the NBA, for either former stars or future ones. But to me it’s starting to look a bit like low minor league baseball promotions – gimmicky. It was also a D-League team, the Utah Flash, that promoted a fake story about Michael Jordan playing Bryon Russell in an exhibition game.
I can’t really see the attraction in seeing over-the-hill or troubled players trying to make a comeback.
Of course, I wouldn’t have gone to see Eddie Gaedel, either.