Allen Iverson at it again
Carrying a concealed weapon, pot possession, and a number of casino disturbances are just a few of the legal issues former NBA all-star Allen Iverson has sorted through in his illustrious career.
Now, the embattled 38-year-old might have to add child abduction to his rap sheet after the mother of his kids accused him of stealing their children at the end of May.
Iverson’s ex-wife, Tawana Iverson, has filed legal documents claiming the former Philadelphia 76ers point guard asked to take their five children – ranging in age from 3 to 16 – to Charlotte, N.C., for five days and never returned the kids, according to TMZ.
The gossip site goes on to detail how an arranged meeting between Tawana and Iverson on June 4 fell through when the four-time NBA scoring champ failed to turn up.
Tawana, according to TMZ, claims Iverson is currently at a Sheraton hotel in Georgia with their kids, whom she has primary physical custody of.
A player who amassed more than $150 million in total earnings during his storied 14-year NBA career, Iverson lost his $4.5 million mansion in February. Multiple reports also suggest he is dead broke.
At that time, a judge sided with Tawana during their divorce trial, accusing the former NBA MVP of being a deadbeat and an alcoholic.
"(Mr. Iverson) does not know how to manage (his five) children, has little interest in learning to manage the children and has actually, at times, been a hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development,” the court documents state.
Iverson last attempted a comeback in 2010 when he signed with Turkish side Besiktas. From 1996-2010, the first overall NBA draft pick featured with the Sixers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies.
i bet it's related to fathers' day. Sad story for the family.
It happened a month before Fathers Day. He's an idiot.
I think so too arambone. Man this is sad. A.I. was one of my favorite players growing up. But at the same time, most of the problems that have happened to him he created. Either way, still feel bad for him.
All he ever knew was the streets and then the NBA luxury. Certainly makes a person have a hard time functioning in the real world. Especially since he's poor and he obviously doesn't get to see his kids much. Of course I'm not trying to make excuses for him, but I do feel bad as well. AI is still my favorite player ever and hope someday he gets some help and can mature as a person.
Allen Iverson's brushes with the law and rehab indicate that he probably has substance abuse problems. He's stated from time to time having trouble with alcohol. This isn't just a poor guy trying to hang out with his kids. This is the move of a guy who's not thinking right due to drugs and alcohol. He needs to sober up, but he might have to do it in jail, now.
Iversons got to be the most controversial NBA player of my generation
I still don't get how some of these guys can blow all of that money. That $150 million could last a lifetime. But sadly, so many players just blow it.
Colton doesn't need this family drama right now.