Report: Lakers Have Expressed Interest in Allen Iverson

In an effort to find an answer to their point-guard situation, the Lakers may have considered The Answer.

ESPN.com's Stephen A. Smith reports that the Lakers expressed interest in the 11-time All-Star as long as he was willing to go to the NBA Developmental League for a few weeks before joining them.

The 36-year-old last played during the 2009-10 season, splitting time between Memphis and Philadelphia, where he spent his first 10-plus seasons.

Iverson was a perennial All-Star in his prime, earning MVP honors in 2001 and winning four scoring titles during his time in Philly. He's 17th on the league's all-time scoring list and 12th on the NBA's all-time steals list.

Iverson is reportedly being pursued by Venezuelan team Guaros de Lara and Puerto Rican club Indios de Mayaguez, as well. Those might be more likely destinations for The Answer given the Lakers' insistence that he spend a few weeks in the D-League. As we all know, Iverson's never been one for practice.

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