Iverson's relative to NBA team: Give him a contract so he can pay me

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 7 years ago '08        #1
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Dee Grande 1269 heat pts1269
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Iverson's relative to NBA team: Give him a contract so he can pay me
 

 



We've been following former NBA all star Allen Iverson's road to Turkish professional basketball team Besiktas with interest, and we're not allowed. Philly.com sent a writer to Istanbul to check up on Iverson, whose most recent game was televised on NBA TV Sunday.

The report is fascinating: Iverson is not even close to a household name in Turkey, where interest in soccer far exceeds interest in basketball. Worse, some digging uncovered financial troubles for Iverson are reportedly his motivation for playing overseas.

"It's not a problem, it's not a problem - money," Iverson said at an Oct. 29 news conference in New York. "Obviously if it was about money, I would jump out there and say, 'You want me to come off the bench? How much money are you paying?' It wouldn't be a big deal. It's not about money or anything like that."

A member of one NBA front office, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the subject matter, said that prior to last season, a member of Iverson's family called to inquire about a contract for Iverson, explaining that Iverson owed that person money and would be unable to pay without a contract.

A similar source explained that Iverson is broke, plain and simple.

Over his NBA career, including his lucrative deal with Reebok, Iverson made more than $100 million.

Iverson signed a multi-year contract with Besiktas for millions of dollars. Hopefully that money will, in a roundabout way, provide a happy ending for one of the NBA's most popular players in recent years.


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 Report: Iverson is in Turkey because he's 'broke' - CBSSports.com

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73 comments for "Iverson's relative to NBA team: Give him a contract so he can pay me"

 7 years ago '08        #2
Chief Dee 6 heat pts
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This is some nygga s**t. This is why Im glad that Im not rich or famous.
 7 years ago '05        #3
Garnet & Gold 42 heat pts42
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, this dumb n*gga had his own brand of f**king clothing, got paid for yearssss, and might possibly be broke? f**king wow.
 7 years ago '05        #4
Greece 8 heat pts
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That's unfortunate... I used to be one of the biggest Iverson fans. Since a lot of these cats come from nothing and don't educate themselves they have no idea what to do with money wxcept for buy homes, chains, and whips.
 7 years ago '09        #5
TriniSoldier 64 heat pts64
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I refuse to believe this.
 7 years ago '06        #6
marcusaka50 58 heat pts58
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you gotta be f**kin s**ttin me if this dude is close to broke. Some n*ggaz don't even deserve to be rich.
 7 years ago '10        #7
GUNITZCAPO 
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cant believe everything you hear....doubt if he broke his wife wud hav been spilled that on him...he just wanted to be a star n play ball n not be shiped around like a nobody he got a lot of pride point blank period!
 7 years ago '08        #8
EMER1TUS 11 heat pts11
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Its plausible...not saying its true but its plausible

Don't see how people could think just cuz they stars that come on our tv they would never be stupid enuff to spend all that money...

They human and they come from the hood just like us...you get money--->>>fast life is next. Equate it to those dreams of winning the lottery that you know u dun had...u know the 1's where you got 7 all-white exotic cars, 1 for each mood you in...then tell me how he couldn't be broke.
 7 years ago '07        #9
Cambury 39 heat pts39
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yo n*ggas stay Marbury is crazy cuz he did an ol school remedy for a sore throat but all the rest of these n*ggas is broke...who is really crazy
 7 years ago '10        #10
trill jackson 739 heat pts739
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he should have left the thug imagery to the rappers. he could have made 100 million more if he played the marketing game better
 7 years ago '04        #11
CentsCuZ 19 heat pts19
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Over the course of his career, he made some casino execs very happy.
 7 years ago '04        #12
Aesop730 14 heat pts14
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 ozWinston said:
I refuse to believe this.




 7 years ago '08        #13
CarmeloStarks 93 heat pts93
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Impossible
 7 years ago '07        #14
kakish 9 heat pts
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I don't believe it...no way his cousin or w/e called an NBA team asking them to sign AI so he can pay em back... how much more ridiculous can the story get?
 11-21-2010, 11:54 PM         #15
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how the f**k did this guy manage to blow $100,000,000 + is beyond me. holy cow....
 7 years ago '05        #16
dmunson318 
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I refuse to believe he spent close to 17 mill in a year. Dude ain't having no money problems. They didn't want him in the league so why won't they just leave the man alone.
 7 years ago '09        #17
Brainwave 5389 heat pts5389
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Dudes broke believe it
 7 years ago '07        #18
joshdogg26 193 heat pts193
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lol he got his cuz thinkin he playin for monopoly money in europe
 7 years ago '05        #19
Dun Language 3971 heat pts3971
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lies. hes making 4 million dollars in turkey. wait. how much is that in our dollars ?

lmao
 7 years ago '07        #20
joshdogg26 193 heat pts193
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 CashNy said:
lies. hes making 4 million dollars in turkey. wait. how much is that in our dollars ?

lmao
1 euro = 1.3762 US dollars
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