Allen Iverson heading to Turkey took a lot of fans by surprise. After all, this was a (former) premier player from a sport that has traditionally found room for its former stars -- even after they’ve really passed their prime (we're looking at you, Shaq).
However, Iverson’s alleged financial problems and clear-cut low stock amongst NBA owners made the whole ordeal a bit more believable.
Still, there was a lingering question in every fan’s mind about how long Iverson’s journey in Turkey would last. Sure, he was saying all the right things and fans of his Besiktas team did give him a warm welcome – but for some reason this still felt like a marriage that would end sooner rather than later.