Jersey Monday: Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson is playing basketball in Turkey.

Something just seems wrong about that. There was a time when Iverson was one of my top three favorite players in the NBA. The 76ers throwback red jersey shown here is one of two Iverson Sixers jerseys I have, and had he stayed in Denver another year, I almost certainly would have bought an Iverson Nuggets jersey.

Honestly, based on his play over the last couple seasons, it's clear that Iverson is no longer a star caliber player, but the fact that he couldn't get an NBA job this offseason is surprising. Part of that was obviously due to Iverson's own reluctance to accept a minimum salary deal and reduced role, but still Turkey? I mean, we talkin' 'bout Turkey. Not Spain, not Spain, not Spain, we talkin' 'bout Turkey.

Yeah, let's be honest, that's the only thing Iverson is ever going to be remembered for, so let's just get right to the "Practice" rant, which remains my favorite YouTube video of all-time.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.