Archive for December, 2010
In the latest game for the Eagles, Allen Iverson produced 26 points on 9-of-16 overall shooting and dished out five assists and snagged three steals. A.J. Ogilvy, who is playing on another level since the Iverson acquisition, contributed 18 points and eight rebounds. Unfortunately, it was another loss for the Eagles, but great effort from AI nonetheless.
Here are the highlights:
Wow, what a year it has been. 2010 has been a roller-coaster of a year. From the return of Iverson to the Philadelphia Sixers, the place he was crowned the MVP to his first-ever international stint in Turkey. Allen Iverson has been through a lot this year and we at Allen Iverson Live have continued to deliver you the latest news.
Thanks to everyone for continuing to visit. As we grow one year older, we also reflect on everything that AI and this fan site has accomplished.
Happy New Year everyone. Keep visiting for the latest on AI in 2011!
Update: seems like the story of Allen Iverson wanting to play in Sydney may be fabricated by an Australia paper (Daily Telegraph). There is no mention of the tweets on Allen Iverson’s official twitter page.
Daily Telegraph (Australia) claimed that Allen Iverson said (on Twitter) that he would like to end his career in Sydney, Australia.
“I am very happy here in Istanbul, but if I don’t return to the NBA I am considering a move to Australia after my two-year contract is up.
“I hear Sydney is a real good city to live in. my boy Rodney O asked me to come over. I am comin!”
This coming after Sydney basketball icon Rodney Overby and the Sydney Kings team in the Australia NBL step up their bid to bring Allen Iverson.
Kings boss Bob Turner is also working on the bid to lure Iverson to Sydney.
“I’ll definitely pursue the idea of bringing Iverson to the Kings,” Turner said.
“He’s making a lot of money playing in Turkey and fitting him under the NBL’s $1 million salary cap is something we’d have to work on, but I wouldn’t rule him out. It was Iverson who opened the door.”
Realistically, this doesn’t seem possible and Allen Iverson has not come out and officially announced it. It sounds like Allen Iverson has become victim of the Australian media this time.
Here’s a nice little video highlight reel from Allen Iverson’s recent game against German team BG Göttingen.
Nice 360-lay-up during warm-ups at the 2:06 mark.
Here’s an English translation of the original report:
“Besiktas Cola Turka management has rolled up their sleeves to bring another NBA superstar to Istanbul. Besiktas fans and management, who are very pleased with the arrival of Allen Iverson, have now set their sights on luring Boston Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal overseas. […]
Iverson’s manager Gary Moore suggested to Besiktas Vice-Chairman Erdogan Toprak and Head of Basketball Operations Seref Yalcin the possibility of bringing in the Boston big man at the end of the season. Moore, who played a critical role in Iverson’s signing with Besiktas, is in constant contact with O’Neal and could be an intermediary in securing an agreement. […]
Along with Iverson, O’Neal’s teammate and Turkish national Semih Erdem would be a great reference for Besiktas. […] The team’s management has already begun working on preparing a deal for next season.”
What do you think of the possibility of a Shaq-Iverson duo dominating the European basketball scene? It would certainly make Besiktas Cola Turka the most star-studded team in Europe. With the potential of an NBA lock-out next season, this dream may seem closer to reality than you think.
It looks like Allen Iverson and Beskitas have finally turned a corner, after a well-balanced attack and a fourth-quarter comeback against Asvel Basket in Turkey last night, 80-74. Four Beşiktaş players – Cevher Ozer, Serhat Cetin, Fedor Likholitov and Mire Chatman – scored in double figures; Iverson added nine points, 5 boards and 3 assists while the Eagles got eight each from A.J. Ogilvy and Michel Ignerski.
In other news, there are rumours that Shaq may join Allen Iverson in Turkey if the NBA ends up in a lock-0ut next season.
After bringing Allen Iverson, Besiktas now pushed for the transfer of the Boston Celtics’ star Shaquille O’Neal. Seref Yalcin, GM of the Turkish club, said he was in the United States to meet with the center who said to him: “I want to be champion this season with Boston. But I’m coming to Turkey next year.”
Yalcin also said Iverson served as an intermediary, talking with Shaq to convince him to sign with the Turkish club. Shaquille O’Neal has signed a two-year contract witht he Boston Celtics but the second year is a player option, which means that, if a lock-out is confirmed in the next months, this scenario isn’t completely unthinkable.
“Some people will still come out and say ‘Shaq won’t come to Turkey’,” Yalcin added. “But the chances are very high.”
Well, everyone thought that the arrival of Allen Iverson was impossible. And it happened. We don’t see O’Neal come to Europe before he’s 40 but we also never say never.
There have been rumours floating around lately that Allen Iverson is unhappy in Turkey. Not sure where these rumours are coming from, but they must be from all the skeptics that said he would never sign to play in Turkey. Allen has tweeted on his twitter page denying those rumours:
What’s up everybody? I want all of yall to know that I am very happy here in Istanbul. My family and I are making this our home. The Fans and my Teammates here are great, and we are building good chemisty. For those of you who really care about be just know this, I am very pleased and I am enjoying this ride! God Bless.
There’s always going to be skeptics out there shooting AI down. Hopefully, AI will come out and prove them wrong, again.
Phil Jasner, one of the most famous writers in Philly sports history, died at 68. Condolences go out to Phil Jasner’s family. Even Allen Iverson admired Phil Jasner.
Allen Iverson opens up an e-Bay store.