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Video: Allen Iverson arrives in Turkey

Posted on: November 8, 2010 12:49 pm
Edited on: November 8, 2010 12:55 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

After a small delay, Allen Iverson has officially arrived in Turkey. He was introduced to the team, the press and the fans at a press conference Monday in Istanbul.

And according to the pictures and video, I'm not so sure we had an introductory press conference or a hostage situation. Heck, it was actually probably both. Iverson is being escorted as a mob of reporters and fans swarm him. Two officials are even holding Iverson by his arms to make sure he doesn't get trampled or something. It's worse than if Justin Bieber tried to walk through lunch at an all-girls middle school.

The look on Iverson's face is priceless though - you can defintely see some fear in there. At one point, I think you can actually see the thoughts going through his brain come through on his face. Oh man. Oh man. Oh man. What in the %#% am I doing here? Iverson does manage to crack a little smile in there so maybe it wasn't as terrifying as it appeared. In fact, when the fans start singing, I'm sure Iverson thought, "Hey, maybe this isn't so bad."

One thing I can't shake though: Think back to how much of a star Iverson was in 10 years ago. He was one of the absolute megastars in not just the NBA, but professional sports. And now he's being mobbed in Turkey. Something just doesn't feel right about it. I know what happened with Iverson in his last two stints in the NBA, but still. Can you imagine Dwyane Wade or Chris Paul finishing out a great career in Greece in 10 years? It just shouldn't have ended like this for Iverson.


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Comments

Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2010 6:22 pm
 

Video: Allen Iverson arrives in Turkey

Do you really think he would have compared the scene to a hostage situation if it was in a Christian dominated nation? I really doubt it, Americans still suffer from post-9/11 syndrome which causes irrational fear when confronted with islamic culture. I don't know why you say I'm right for saying this type of clamor would indicate some sort of terrorist spectacle because my point is that it's a ridiculous comparison



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2010 6:10 pm
 

Video: Allen Iverson arrives in Turkey

Come on, Scarletrobin. What does Turkey's muslim population have to do with this? Whatever they were chanting, I'd have been freaked out too, whether they were chanting in Turkish, Greek, Lithuanian or Swahili. But in most cases, you're right-- this type of clamor would indicate some sort of religiously-motivated terroristic spetacle. Now that I think of it, has anyone checked AI's status since this video was recorded?? The next video we see him in might be a sequel to Daniel Pearl's.



Since: Dec 15, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2010 5:23 pm
 

Video: Allen Iverson arrives in Turkey

Yes, a crowd of muslims shouting automatically = hostage situation. I think you have more issues with these Muslims than AI did Royce. Stay classy



Since: Jan 16, 2009
Posted on: November 8, 2010 5:21 pm
 

Video: Allen Iverson arrives in Turkey

Tax free???? not quite...Turkey's top personal income tax rate is 35%.... He wont be paying income taxes in the US... but he wont be working in the US.





Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2010 4:40 pm
 

Video: Allen Iverson arrives in Turkey

Wait until they see him play.  The buzz will die off.  By the way, have you seen two-time scoring champ T-Mac lately.  Book him on the next flight to Turkey.  (penny hardaway remix)



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: November 8, 2010 4:34 pm
 

Video: Allen Iverson arrives in Turkey

Wow imagine if we sent a good player over there!



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 8, 2010 2:07 pm
 

Video: Allen Iverson arrives in Turkey

No Taxes?  I highly doubt that.  Uncle Sam doesn't allow anyone to get away with that...unless you renounce your citizenship.  So, unfortunately for AI he will have to pay up to uncle Sam just like the rest of us.



Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: November 8, 2010 1:21 pm
 

Video: Allen Iverson arrives in Turkey

for $4 million (tax free), a butler, a driver,  and a free house i'd finish my career in Turkey as well.


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