NBA teams cleared to negotiate with Iranians
Yahoo! Sports / Adrian Wojnarowski
23-Aug-2008 (one comment)

BEIJING – After receiving U.S. government approval, Iranian center Hamed Ehadadi has been cleared to sign with NBA teams, Yahoo! Sports has learned. The NBA sent out an email to executives late Wednesday afternoon informing its 30 teams they were free to enter into negotiations with the 7-foot-2 Iranian Olympian, as well as one of his teammates on Iran’s national team: guard Mohammadsamad Nik Khahbahrami. Just five days ago, the NBA had informed its general managers that they were forbidden to enter into negotiations with Ehadadi, pending a license from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control. The license was granted and Ehadadi, 23, who averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds for winless Iran in Beijing, is a free agent.

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Such an action is great for both nations

by John Carpenter III (not verified) on

Now Iranian athletes will be able to immigrate to the United States earn US dollars and send money home to help their relatives in Iran. It is a time to celebrate. Such opportuntities were not present prior to the Great Iranian Revolution. Even in the movie "Ma'mad Amrika'ee" Behrooz Vosooghi wanted to immigrate to America to work in a gsa staion. Today Iranians are coming to the US to become the next Michael Jordan.