Like so many NBA players before him, Allen Iverson has jumped the pond to refine his basketball skills. Not quite NBA-ready as coaches and general managers would like, Allen Iverson took his talents to Iztuzu Beach in Turkey.
In his defense, Allen Iverson is not the first player (and won’t be the last) to try to adjust to the physicality and speed of the NBA by honing his trade outside of the United States. American-born German, Dirk Nowitzki, returned to his native country to eat their growth-inducing food to become seven-feet tall, ultimately becoming the world’s tallest shooting guard.
So who can blame Allen Iverson for doing the same? Looking at the immediate success of a guy like Brandon Jennings has left an impression on all basketball fans.
Sure, he could have retreated to the Developmental League like ex-Celtic-Hawk-Maverick-Heat-Timberwolve Antoine Walker to pursue fame, riches and glory.
But Allen Iverson is no punk and wants to do things the right way.
Here’s a look at the most viable destinations for Allen Iverson when he returns newly skilled and ready for the rigors of the National Basketball Association.