Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
Former NBA starÂ Allen Iverson injured his right ankle playing with his Turkish team and will have an MRI exam Thursday. Â Besiktas spokesman Kursat Kaplan said Wednesday the club would assess Iverson’s future after the MRI.
The 11-time NBA All-Star has said he’s happy with his new career in Turkey, though his start has been mixed since playing his first game in November.
Iverson, the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2001, agreed to a $4 million, two-year deal with Besiktas after no NBA team offered him a contract.
Allen Iverson’s stay in Turkey â€” and basketball career â€” might be over.
Iverson, 35, recently injured his ankle and is seeking treatment in the United States and considering ending his playing career.
According to a translation of a statement to Ajansspor.com by Hoopsworld.com, the former Philadelphia Sixers’ guard will announce Wednesday he will undergo surgery on his injured ankle in the U.S.
â€œLeaving the basketball world makes me sad but, sometimes, we have to accept things like they are. I can say goodbye to basketball,â€ he said.
Throughout his NBA career, Iverson collected some impressive hardware, including accolades such as 2001 Rookie of the Year, 2007 MVP, 11-time All-Star (and two-time All-Star Game MVP) and four-time NBA scoring champ.