I've seen this song and dance before.
And while I may be wrong… and this may well be different… I'm still seeing 2+2 here being written on the chalk board.
Allen Iverson is getting no NBA offers. Nothing. It's his own fault, really, for not recognizing that his skills are in decline and he's not going to be given the superstar treatment that he once got. Who the hell wants a guy who should be coming off the bench to cry about not being a starter?
So Iverson is pursuing offers elsewhere… and it looks like he might end up playing in Turkey.
Now… it's entirely possible that AI just wants to play ball and nothing more. Maybe this is the only avenue he feels like he has left to prove to the NBA that he's still good enough to contribute and good enough to belong in the League.
OR… maybe Allen Iverson is just like most of these other aging former stars who inexplicably (at the time) go all over creation to get a paycheck. Maybe Allen Iverson is sitting there wondering where his $154 million (in just basketball salary) has gone and he needs a little extra cash to keep living the life. He certainly wouldn't be the first former player to blow that kind of cake… and he wouldn't be the last.
Of course… I'm just guessing here. I have no clue what AI is trying to do here. And for his family's sake, I hope this is just the pursuit of basketball dreams. But we've seen this story written before. I wouldn't be shocked at all to see Iverson sitting next to Antoine Walker on some "Outside the Lines" type of special.