Allen Iverson arrives in Turkey

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    Former NBA star Allen Iverson arrived in Istanbul on Monday to begin a stint with Turkish club Besiktas, promising to give fans "something they haven't seen before."

    Dozens of fans greeted the 11-time All-Star at Ataturk Airport. Sporting a Besiktas jersey and a Philadelphia Phillies hat, Iverson waved at fans from inside his car before being driven to his hotel.

    Iverson, who agreed to a $4 million, two-year contract with Besiktas, is the Turkish league's biggest signing. He has called his move to the Istanbul club "a chance to get back on track with my basketball career" after no NBA team was willing to offer him a contract this season.

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    LOL no team offers him a contract because to be a PG who refuses to come off the bench or pass first....is SMH worthy.

    I hope he can average a triple-double so he can come back to the NBA and fail with the Miami Heat.
     
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    ohhh lol, never knew.
     
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    WHAT ARE THEY SAYING?!
     
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    Hilarious. I don't understand it. Why go overseas if you're AI? Does he not have enough money?
     
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    I think it can be a good experience living outside your country, getting in touch with a different culture and things like that. But for some reason I don't think that's what Iverson has in mind. His decision is a bit puzzling for me too.
     

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