Training camps open across the land in the next five days, and not one NBA team has made an offer to Allen Iverson. There has been no serious interest.
But for now, Iverson is not headed to China — he turned down a $4 million offer, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo.
Iverson recently turned down a one-year contract paying about $4 million from the Foshan Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association because he wanted a higher salary. New Foshan coach and former NBA player Jay Humphries told Yahoo! Sports in a phone interview the franchise is holding a roster spot open for Iverson in case he changes his mind. While Humphries doesn’t expect the team’s financial offer to change much, he thinks Iverson could make more money off the court in China like Stephon Marbury did last season.
A man with a family picking up and moving to China for a season is no small decision, of which money is only a part. But that’s a chunk of change to turn down. Especially with nothing domestic on the horizon.