Allen Iverson in Turkey to play for Besiktas in Turkish League

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The playing days of Allen Iverson in the NBA may be over for now, as he is about to play with Turkish Besiktas team, according to

The Iverson contract with Besiktas, worth $4 million for two years, is reportedly the highest signing in Turkish league’s history. Iverson signed with Besiktas after no NBA team offered to sign him this season.

His game in Turkey is considered as a testing ground if Iverson can still get back and play in the NBA. While in the NBA, Iverson has been in constant odds with coaches and team officials.

Iverson will officially start playing with Besiktas on November 13, 2010 as they face Oyak Renault. Besiktas hasn’t won a title in the Turkish league since 1975.

In his NBA career, Iverson scored 24,368 points that put him in 17th place in the all time top scoring list. He won the Most Valuable Player award in 2001 and led the Philadelphia 76ers to the finals once. Iverson has played 10 seasons in Philadelphia and then transferred to Denver, Detroit and finally in Memphis in his final NBA season.

Iverson will be joining fellow American guard Mire Chatman and Australian center A.J. Ogilvy on the Besiktas team, composed of players from Turkey, Russia and other Eastern European nations.

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