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Report: Allen Iverson will sign contract to play in Turkey

There were no takers in the NBA, so Allen Iverson has reached agreement on a deal to play in Turkey, according to a Yahoo report.

Iverson's incentive-laden deal with Besiktas of the Turkish pro league reportedly is for two years and $4 million. The contract has an opt-out clause after the season; however, there is no escape clause that would allow him to leave and return to the NBA. Iverson, sources told Yahoo, intends to sign this week and to report for work next week.

By Cindy Boren  | October 25, 2010; 5:55 AM ET
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He must really need the money to be playing in Turkey at his age and given all he has already accomplished in his career. Hard to believe there aren't any takers for Iverson. This is a sad day.

Posted by: Barno1 | October 25, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

Iverson should not need money. I think this is a maturity and "can't give up the game" thing. The sad day has not arrived. I am a fan but I really wonder how Allen Iverson will function in Turkey. I think the environment and culture will be too much for him and he will quit. he's been coddled too much and i wonder if he can function without that enabler network.

Posted by: oknow1 | October 25, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

A 40 year old Willy Mays stumbling in the outfield for the Mets...

Posted by: NosferatusCoffin | October 25, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

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