Watch Allen Iverson in Europe: Fallen Sixers' Star Makes His Debut

Elliott Pohnl@@ElliottPohnl_BRFeatured ColumnistNovember 19, 2010

Allen Iverson made his debut with his latest professional team Tuesday.

It just didn't look quite right.

Playing for the Turkish club Besiktas Cola Turka, Iverson drew a large response from the crowd and made his presence felt.

He finished with 15 points in Besiktas' 94-91 loss to Hemofarm Stada.

After signing a two-year deal worth $4 million, there have already been rumors he is looking to get out of the contract.

Iverson's arrival in Turkey was delayed after a missed flight and he reportedly was out of shape when he began practicing with his new team.

At 35 years of age, it seems only natural his stamina will begin to decline.

At least A.I. should feel wanted by the Turkish fans, after no NBA team came calling this summer.

The fans spent Tuesday's game chanting his name and will likely flock to see games in the Turkish league featuring the newly-arrived superstar.

Unless Iverson absolutely lights it up overseas, it doesn't seem likely he will be able to return to the states.

Rumors of addictions to gambling and alcohol ended his second stint with the Sixers, the lone NBA destination where his future in the league seemed secure.

He spent the Summer of LeBron trying to get tryouts, but failed to find any suitors.

Iverson's unwillingness to accept a lesser role remains the biggest reason all teams stayed away.

The same stubborn personality that helped him become a star could be his undoing.

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