Allen Iverson Loses European Debut, Gives Interview On Experience (Video)
November 16 / Barry Rothbard / SportsGrid
Allen Iversonmade his debut today for the Turkish squad Besiktas, scoring 15 points a losing effort. Iverson also tallied 2 assists and 3 rebounds in 23 minutes, going 3/4 from the three-point line and 1/6 on the rest of his field goal attempts.
It's too early to assess whether or not Iverson will be a success abroad, but his shooting numbers indicate that the shorter 3-point line will be good for AI's long-range shooting.
Yesterday, Iverson was interviewed in Turkey, and he gave his thoughts on his foreign experience thus far:
AI says all the right things in this interview in Turkey. He says he's motivated to be a team player and win. He says "the sky is the limit." He even says that he's cool with practicing twice a day (don't worry, he won't push himself too hard so he can stay healthy).
Still, as has become the sad reality with Iverson, the picture may say more than the words. The bags underneath his eyes are noticeable and disconcerting. Iverson has always had a casual demeanor and is (usually) soft-spoken, so hopefully he's merely playing it cool.