Allen Iverson: Officially Bound for Turkey

Seems strangely appropriate...

Allen Iverson To Turkish Media: 'Uygulama? Uygulama? Biz Uygulama Bahsediyoruz!'

The word from the A.I. camp is out, and they’ve officially declared that they’re on their way to Istanbul. Larry Brown expresses the sadness that all Iverson feel today. From the Philly Daily News: “A media advisory sent last night said the former 76ers star agreed in principle to a 2-year, $4 million contract with Besiktas, a professional team in Turkey. He is expected to sign his contract this weekend and begin his overseas career the week of Nov. 8. Iverson is expected to attend a news conference at 2 p.m. today at the St. Regis Hotel in New York … ‘It’s sad, having him have to go to Turkey to finish his career,’ Larry Brown, his former Sixers coach, said the other day. ‘I wish there were some way I was in a position to help. You don’t want to see him end his career this way.’”