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Allen Iverson Misses Flight, European Career Will Have to Wait a Few Days

It was kind of disappointing to hear that Allen Iverson was going to take his talents to Istanbul to finish out his basketball career.  To bloggers like us, it meant the countless shenanigans A.I. provides us with will likely no longer be in play.  Looks like we were wrong.  Iverson never lets us down.

Good old Allen was supposed to be introduced to his new team, Besiktas Cola Turka, this week.  Apparently they’ll have to wait, as Iverson missed his flight to Istanbul and as a result will not be able to get there until Monday.

I think it’s safe to say this isn’t the kind of start his new team was hoping for.  At the same time, there’s no way they can be surprised.  Unless Besiktas did absolutely no research before inking A.I. to a two-year, $4 million contract, this “mix-up” probably prompted nothing more than an eye roll from team executives.

If I were Iverson — and clearly I’m not because if I was I’d go down as one of the greatest basketball players to ever play — I’d probably be in a rush to get to Europe and claim the $300,000 bonus that’s on the table just for showing up.  We all know Allen doesn’t think like we do, however.  Anyone think he’ll survive two years out there if he ever shows up?  Me neither.



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