Monday, October 25th, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  26 responses

Report: Allen Iverson to Sign With Turkish Team

The rumors appear to be true. With no interest from NBA squads, The Answer is reportedly taking his talents to Turkey: “Allen Iverson has agreed in principle to sign an incentive-laden, two-year, $4 million contract with Besiktas of the Turkish professional league, sources told Yahoo! Sports on Sunday night. Iverson plans to sign the contract this week, the sources said, and is expected to report to Besiktas the week of Oct. 31. Iverson’s contract will give him an opt-out clause after this season. There’s no escape clause during the season for Iverson to leave Turkey and return to the NBA. Iverson, 35, could make his debut for Besiktas on Nov. 6 in a game against Bornova. Besiktas played its first game of the season on Oct. 19 and is 1-1 in league standings.”

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  • IHaveADream

    Sad to see this. The thing that made him great is now responsible for his downfall. Still my favorite player of all time and always will be.

  • http://www.baller-brand.com/ baller

    its david stern fault f@ck stern

  • Izindunduma

    At least he’s still playing


    We talkin’ ’bout Turkey.
    Not the NBA, Turkey.
    How silly is that? lol

  • Hussman25

    Happy Trails…

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    I think this will be good for him. “Caracter building” is the term my father would use.

  • http://ohlaglambam.blogspot.com Zabba

    Never would’ve predicted this sad ending to his career.

  • Trout

    Co sign Zabba

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    have we not already discussed this?

  • zooey

    its sad that teams didn’t give him chance
    but I really can’t blame them

  • Brian

    All the other countries with basketball leagues are jerks!!!

  • Thegfunk

    How long will it last? I say he’ll tear it up.

  • http://www.nobrain.dk acmayin dedeler

    not just a turkish team.it’s BESİKTAS!!!!

  • Abaci

    he brought this on himself

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Caracter building? Derrick Caracter?? I’m just clownin’, Dacre.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Just terrible.

  • The Philosopher

    Co-sign Dacre.

  • jayfromdachi

    Thanks for everythin AI.. we will never forget wat u gave us every nite

  • http://dsjfklf.com Jukai

    I hope he goes Bob McAdoo and just wrecks Europe.

  • http://www.bjk.com.tr black eagle

    here some idiots cant accept that Besiktas “the NO 1 club of Istanbul” transferred him.He made
    the best decision of his career.

  • Seven Duece

    oh well, my rent ain’t gettin’ paid off it.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    AI’s agent: “Ball?”
    Turkish agent: “Ball.”

  • aidee333

    i hate the nba………….

  • aidee333

    i cant wait to see him play

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  • Bubbachuck

    @IHaveaDream I couldn’t have said it better myself :( Thus istruly one of the more tragic things that has ever happened in the NBA for me thus far. Without ai, NBA is not NBA anymore. Basketball is not basketball. It’s useless and lifeless to me now…