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FILE - This Jan. 22, 2010, file photo shows Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Philadelphia. A top official of Turkish basketball team Besiktas says Iverson is keen to play for the Istanbul squad. Besiktas executive board member Seref Yalcin told the Anatolia news agency Monday, Oct. 25, 2010,  that he will travel to the United States to discuss terms of a possible deal with the 11-time NBA All-Star and former scoring champion. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
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FILE - This Jan. 22, 2010, file photo shows Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Philadelphia. A top official of Turkish basketball team Besiktas says Iverson is keen to play for the Istanbul squad. Besiktas executive board member Seref Yalcin told the Anatolia news agency Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, that he will travel to the United States to discuss terms of a possible deal with the 11-time NBA All-Star and former scoring champion. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

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