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File - Former NBA player Allen Iverson of Besiktas Cola Turka reacts during their Turkish basketball league game against Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul, Turkey, in this Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 file photo. Besiktas says former NBA star Allen Iverson injured his right ankle and will have an MRI scan on Thursday.  Besiktas spokesman Kursat Kaplan said Wednesday Jan. 12 2011 that the club will assess Iverson's future after the MRI.   (AP Photo / Ibrahim Usta / file)
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File - Former NBA player Allen Iverson of Besiktas Cola Turka reacts during their Turkish basketball league game against Fenerbahce Ulker in Istanbul, Turkey, in this Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010 file photo. Besiktas says former NBA star Allen Iverson injured his right ankle and will have an MRI scan on Thursday. Besiktas spokesman Kursat Kaplan said Wednesday Jan. 12 2011 that the club will assess Iverson's future after the MRI. (AP Photo / Ibrahim Usta / file)

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