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  1. Derrick Rose will win MVP. There are better choices.

    Mar 24, 2011, 12:20 PM EDT

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    Stan Van Gundy is right — Derrick Rose is going to win the MVP award this year. He has everybody including Michael Jordan’s endorsement. Influential media members are lining up behind him. The question is: Does he deserve it? Or, more accurately, do others deserve it more? You can make a good argument for Rose…

  2. Allen Iverson to start training to return to Turkey

    Mar 18, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

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    Allen Iverson left Turkey for a very sound medical reason — he had a lesion growing on his calf. For the past several months he’s been receiving treatment for it — shots of an anti-inflammatory drug around the lesion. It has worked and Iverson is ready to get back on the court, reports Ric Bucher…

  3. Iverson out another 6 to 8 weeks after calf procedure

    Feb 1, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

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    Allen Iverson’s calf issue that brought him home from Turkey turns out to be pretty serious. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com got the details from Dr. James Andrews, who said Iverson could be out another two months or more. Andrews said Tuesday that Iverson requires “prolonged rest” totaling at least 6-8 weeks, along with an injection…

  4. Allen Iverson has no plans to retire

    Jan 14, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT

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    Allen Iverson didn’t let the fact that no NBA team had much interest in signing him this season stop him from playing basketball. So it should come as no surprise that he’s not going to let his latest injury, a growth in his right leg that will have to be surgically removed, put a stop…

  5. Iverson headed back to U.S. for leg surgery, denies retirement report

    Jan 12, 2011, 6:43 PM EDT

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    Allen Iverson is coming back to the United States — but not to retire as a Turkish news service had reported earlier. An MRI has found a very painful lesion on Iverson’s ankle and he is returning from Istanbul, Turkey, where he had been playing to the United States for surgery and medical care, his…

  6. Allen Iverson injures ankle, reportedly considers retirement

    Jan 12, 2011, 2:32 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 2:32 pm: Here is what we know for sure — Allen Iverson suffered an ankle injury in Turkey severe enough to have the team get him an MRI. The official statement from the team said they will consider their options when they see the results. If the results are bad, the report below that…

  7. Allen Iverson says he is not broke, loving Turkey

    Jan 3, 2011, 3:49 PM EDT

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    There were all sorts of bets and pools on how long Allen Iverson was going to last in Turkey with Besiktas Cola Turka. You will be giving your money to the people who thought he would stick it out. Robert Huber of Philadelphia Magazine went to Turkey and tracked down Iverson (via TrueHoop), coming back…

  8. Rumors surfacing that Iverson wants out of Turkey. He denies it.

    Dec 4, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

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    UPDATE 10:00 pm: Iverson on his twitter account denies these rumors, saying he is enjoying the experience and building good chemistry with his teammates. What else is he going to say? You can choose to believe whatever you wish here, the “answer” will come with his actions soon enough. 9:30 pm: What was the under/over…

  9. Why Turkey? Apparently Allen Iverson needed the money.

    Nov 22, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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    The sad sideshow that Allen Iverson has become came into our living rooms Sunday, with NBA TV broadcasting Iverson’s most recent game with the Besiktas Cola Turka Black Eagles. The result was limited minutes with and two points. The whole thing leaves you wondering why. Why he couldn’t fit in with an NBA team? Why…

  10. Allen Iverson says he’s not ready, Turkey debut delayed

    Nov 12, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT

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    Iverson was supposed to debut for Istanbul’s Besiktas in Turkey on Friday, bringing his unique brand of American isolation basketball to the backwards, ball-sharing Europeans. Enlightening them. But not so fast, he’s not ready, according to the Associated Press. Team manager Murat Murtezaoglu told The Associated Press the 11-time NBA All-Star “did not feel ready”…

  11. Allen Iverson has landed in Turkey, photos are classic

    Nov 8, 2010, 11:11 AM EDT

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    We promise we will not be bringing you wall-to-wall coverage of Allen Iverson in Turkey. Even though when the European Turkish fans watch him jack up contested 15 footers ignoring the open guy beyond the arc, we want to see their faces. However, we do bring you this: The American basketball icon has landed in…

  12. It’s official, Allen Iverson is in Turkey, now an ambassador of the game

    Oct 29, 2010, 11:21 PM EDT

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    Just look at the photo from this press conference today, announcing Allen Iverson official signing a two-year deal with Besiktas Cola Turka in the Turkish league. (via Iverson’s site) Does anyone look happy? Iverson said he was happy to go, he has the chance now to be a basketball ambassador to the world. He’ll make…

  13. The time Lionel Hollins stood up to Allen Iverson

    Oct 27, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

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    On Nov. 6 last season the Memphis Grizzlies were in Los Angeles, falling to the Lakers. But what stands out in my notes from that game is just how awkward the Grizzlies locker room felt. Media were huddled around Allen Iverson, who had scored 8 points off the bench, dominating a corner of the locker…

  14. Allen Iverson to sign deal with Besiktas Cola Turka

    Oct 24, 2010, 11:12 PM EDT

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    Last we heard, our dear friend Allen Iverson was negotiating a potential contract with Besiktas Cola Turka, an Istanbul-based team of the Turkish Basketball League. “Penalties” embedded in the contract were the reported hang-up between Iverson and Turka but something had to give for A.I. to play basketball in Europe next season, and give it…

  15. Turkish team, Iverson still talking; “penalties” seems to be issue

    Oct 15, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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    A decision could come any day now, but Allen Iverson is still talking about taking his talents to Turkey to play for Besiktas Cola Turka, according to the Associated Press. Sanem Helvacikoylu, in charge of foreign relations for the team, said Friday that Besiktas is a big club and has conditions in the contract, including…

  16. Larry Brown has Allen Iverson’s back, says he deserves better end to his career

    Oct 14, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

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    Allen Iverson’s next game may be in Turkey. Not as part of the NBA’s preseason traveling road show (go globalization!) but as a member of a Turkey League team. Because nobody in the NBA will give him a shot. Larry Brown, the coach who got the most out of Iverson — by setting up an…

  17. Allen Iverson close to deal to play in Turkey

    Oct 11, 2010, 1:38 PM EDT

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    Alan Iverson playing in Turkey? It seems to have come to that after he can find no interest in the NBA. Iverson’s representatives and a Turkish club are now in serious negotiations. Yahoo Sports spoke to Iverson’s agent. “We are in very serious negotiations with [Besiktas],” Iverson’s business manager Gary Moore told Yahoo! Sports. “Istanbul…

  18. Iverson turns down deal in China. For now.

    Sep 24, 2010, 2:43 PM EDT

    Training camps open across the land in the next five days, and not one NBA team has made an offer to Allen Iverson. There has been no serious interest. But for now, Iverson is not headed to China — he turned down a $4 million offer, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo. Iverson recently turned…

  19. China may get Steve Francis, too. If this were 2001 that country would be killing it.

    Sep 14, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    China already has all our manufacturing and Stephon Marbury. Then they might get Allen Iverson. And now maybe Steve Francis. That’s what Stevie Franchise himself told Xinhua News (Via Trey Kerby at Ball Don’t Lie): The 33-year-old, once known as “Franchise” as the cornerstone of the Rockets’, said he cannot afford to sit on the…

  20. Iverson's manager "shocked" no team has contacted him

    Sep 13, 2010, 10:31 PM EDT

    There was a time when Allen Iverson filled arenas to see him play, when he was the player symbolizing the bridge to the hip-hop culture in the NBA, when his jersey sales were at the top of the league, when he was one of the most dynamic players in the NBA. That was a decade…

  21. Allen Iverson may be headed to China

    Sep 11, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    This is how the legend ends. Not with a bang, but with a contract in freaking China, playing against Stephon Marbury. Allen Iverson, former MVP, former Finals competitor, former NBA All-Star, may be headed to China, according to Hoops Market. There’s been no word from Iverson about whether he’s accept playing in China, but his…

  22. Still some big name free agents available, if you think they would help

    Sep 5, 2010, 11:13 AM EDT

    We’re in the dregs of the NBA signing season, when guys who can contribute like Luther Head end up with make-good deals in Sacramento, where they will battle the undrafted for a roster spot. But look at the names still unsigned and available (compiled by Ira Winderman at the South Florida Sun Sentinel): Allen Iverson,…

  23. Jerry Stackhouse sees some Allen Iverson in Brandon Jennings game

    Aug 29, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    Allen Iverson was one of the most entertaining players ever — a fearless game, a guy barely six foot and thin who would fearlessly drive into the trees of the NBA forest and come out with buckets. He was a vanguard of change in NBA, embracing hip-hop culture (or however you wish to define that…

  24. Where could Allen Iverson land?

    Aug 23, 2010, 8:04 AM EDT

    Rumors leaked out this week that Allen Iverson could play next season in New Orleans or Orlando. And as quick as those rumors started, officials from those teams shot them down. Iverson scares NBA teams because last season he showed he was not ready to accept a non-key role, even though that’s what his game…

  25. Is Chauncey Billups' future tied to Carmelo Anthony?

    Aug 21, 2010, 3:46 PM EDT

    As the Carmelo Anthony saga continues on, with no real conclusion likely for months (the odds of a brand new GM draining the top talent on the team less than two weeks on the job is slim), an interesting side question has begun to develop. If Anthony doesn’t sign the extension to stay in Denver,…

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