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Allen Iverson Signs Contract With Turkish Team

ESPN – A couple of minutes before 2 p.m. ET Friday, Allen Iverson walked into a Manhattan hotel ballroom, signed on the dotted line and agreed to play for a team halfway around the world.

“The Answer” is headed to Turkey, after agreeing to a two-year, $4 million contract to play for Besiktas in the Turkish Basketball League. Continue Reading…

Allen Iverson has signed a 2 year $4 million contract to play for the Besiktas Cola Turka in the Turkish Basketball League.

Will A.I clean up his act?

Good for Iverson. The former NBA MVP gets to continue to do what he does best…play alot of basketball. I’m assuming the Besiktas gave him a contract so that he could be a starter and attract more fans for them.

Iverson deserves to be a starter somewhere and it’s a shame nobody in the league wants him as one.

Maybe it’s the bad-boy image or maybe it’s the off-court issues.

Iverson did leave the 76ers last season to deal with his daughter’s illness. And his wife Tawanna filed for divorce and custody of their children.

He complained about coming off the bench for the Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies before being released by the two teams.

And he reportedly has a gambling and/or drinking problem.

I don’t know how serious we can take Allen Iverson when he is already saying that the Bestikas won’t be able to fine him beyond 1 percent of his salary. Why would he want that in the contract?

Is Allen Iverson already thinking about ways to push the envelope in Turkey??

He probably wont last the 2 years.

Video of the signing and press conference

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