Allen Iverson is having a hard time adjusting to life outside of the NBA. Back in 2009, I wrote about how AI needed a transition plan for life outside of basketball. You never want to see one of your favorite players end up HERE. Broke, alone and still pining for the NBA spotlight. I feel as though people should’ve seen this one coming. But I guess the bottom line is know one can save you from yourself.
More disturbing details have emerged about AI’s life after basketball in a piece written by The Washington Post’s Kent Babb. It’s a life where Allen doesn’t see friends or family too often – by his own choice – and barely has money to buy himself a burger at the local fast food spot.
Iverson stood during a divorce proceeding in Atlanta in 2012 and pulled out his pants pockets. “I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger,” he shouted toward his estranged wife, Tawanna, who then handed him $61.
The rest speaks on a downward spiral that you wonder if Iverson can pull himself out of.