'Happy' Allen Iverson staying put
ISTANBUL -- Former NBA star Allen Iverson says he's happy with his new career in Turkey.
Iverson has addressed rumors he wants out, telling his followers on Twitter that "I am very happy here in Istanbul. My family and I are making this our home."
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ESPN3.com has live coverage of the former NBA star's next Turkish league game Tuesday at 1 p.m. ET.
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The 11-time NBA All-Star says fans and teammates at Besiktas are "great" and he's building "good chemistry" with both.
Iverson added: "For those of you who really care about me just know this, I am very pleased and enjoying this ride."
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.
Iverson's start in Turkey has been mixed. He's averaging 9.6 points and 3.6 assists after five games.
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