The NBDL has never really taken off. In fact, many sports fans don’t even know what it is. The NBDL, now known as the D-League, is the minor leagues for the NBA. While the crowds are sometimes only in the hundreds, the league has been home to many future NBA players.
But to really increase its popularity, the NBDL only has to do one thing: sign Allen Iverson. And luckily for the NBDL, Iverson is talking about possibly being open to playing on a minor league level.
To entice Iverson, the NBDL should give him a larger than normal salary. A couple hundred thousand dollars wouldn’t be a huge amount but it’d probably be enough to get Iverson to agree to join.
Iverson, despite his advanced age, is still someone fans pay to see. If he attracts a couple thousand fans to the NBDL, he’d be well worth his salary.