Monday , Oct , 25 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Report: Stubborn Allen Iverson to sign contract in Turkey

Allen Iverson has agreed in principal to sign a two-year, $4 million contract with Besiktas of the Turkish professional league, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.

The deal is expected to be filled with incentives. Iverson plans to sign the deal this week and will report to Besiktas by Oct. 31.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It didn’t have to be this way. It shouldn’t have been this way.

Allen Iverson – perhaps The Greatest Little Man to ever play in the NBA – should not be ending his career as a gimmick in a foreign country.

He should be playing meaningful minutes. He should be thriving as a sixth-man, game-changer for a contender. And he should, at a minimum, be relevant.

However, Iverson refused to play a role. He wouldn’t do it for the Detroit Pistons. He walked on the Memphis Grizzlies after game three. His personal issues with the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t help, either.

No team offered him a contract this summer. He’s out of chances and at fault for his current situation.

Hopefully, Iverson remembers this while plying his trade in Turkey.

–Oly Sandor.
 
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