Allen Iverson May Be Headed To Turkey & The Top NBA News

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January 27, 2010 Milwaukee, WI. Bradley Center..Philadelphia 76ers Allen Iverson ..Milwaukee Bucks won over the Philadelphia 76ers 91-88. Mike McGinnis/CSM.

Early in this decade, Allen Iverson was perhaps the greatest basketball player in the NBA and was an offensive scoring machine.  Dropping 40 points was nothing for Iverson, and there were games in which he single-handedly carried his team to victory.  However, that was then and this is now.  Allen Iverson is struggling to find a job and no NBA team has offered Iverson a contract.  Finally, some team has expressed interest in the hall-of-famer, but that team is located in Turkey.  Contract negotiations between Besiktas Cola Turka and Allen Iverson seem to be heating up, and all signs point to the “Answer” taking his talents across the ocean.

Allen Iverson will likely play basketball in Turkey this season: NBA.com

The Latest on the Lakers

Even though the Lakers are the two-time defending champions, they still are under-looked by many people.  The Miami Heat were automatically placed as the favorites this season, but that did not seem to bother the Lakers.  The Lakers love to prove the haters wrong, and will do it once again this season. [Forum Blue and Gold]

The OC Register explores the top defenders in Lakers’ history. [OC Register]

Lakers’ forward Ron Artest will receive the key to the city of Las Vegas. [Fox News]

Phil Jackson will limit Kobe Bryant’s minutes in the pre season game versus the Kings on Wednesday, to about 18 minutes. [Los Angeles Times Lakers Blog]

Derek Fisher is ready for another season in the NBA.  He has played hundreds of games, but never seems to get tired or worn out.  Fisher always comes up clutch for the Lakers, is the vocal leader of the team, and finds a way to win  night in and night out. [Los Angeles Times]

The Latest on the NBA

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh meet with President Barack Obama. [ESPN.com]

Turkish players who won silver in the 2010 FIBA World Championships will receive  a villa and $700,000. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Carlos Boozers denies reports saying that the Bulls investigated how he “really” injured his hand. [ESPN Chicago]

Rudy Fernandez has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for comments made by his European agent. [Sporting News]

NBA Pre Season Results For October 11th, 2010

Pistons-94 Hawks-85

Cavaliers-85 Mavericks-79

Jazz-109 Blazers-100

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