Originally written on Jocks and Stiletto Jill  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Allen Iverson’s divorce from his ex, Tawanna got pretty nasty. AI had to give up $3 million plus child support for their five children and a percentage of any future profits from his Reebok endorsement. In addition to this, the judge laid into to AI about inappropriate conduct where his children are concerned. “[Iverson] does not know how to manage the 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. For example, he has refused to attend to an obvious and serious alcohol problem, which has caused him to do inappropriate things in the presence of the children while impaired.  He has left the children alone without supervision. He has left his young daughters in a hotel room with men who are unknown to the mother.” The judge ordered AI into mandatory counseling and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings for the next year. He is not allowed to drink for the next 18 months and after that, he can’t have alcohol within 24 hours of seeing his children.

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2 Comments:
  • Poor Allen made millions and zillions dribbling a B-ball. Now he is so far gone he can not dribble over a soup bowl.
  • I think to anyone watching his career it was obvious that he was a child emotionally and a case of arrested development in that regard. It's becoming clearer but I think it's also true for many people in our emotionally ill society. The poll that revealed that 46% of alleged grown-ups believe that humans were put on earth in their present form by an old man with a white beard resembling the figure on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is clearly a case of childish lack of mental development that is shocking here in the 21st century. The lack of ability to distinguish between mythology and reality shows a stunting of emotional and intellectual growth and so before we go off on Iverson I think it's imperative that everyone look in the mirror to see if they have some of the traits that he displays. There are millions of people in our society who drive drunk, cheat on their families, not know how to handle their financial obligations, abuse drugs, and get lost in fantasy worlds that keep them from reaching their full potential. Iverson is just one of millions. I think the decades ahead might be a series of catastrophes for him as we've seen in other gifted athletes past their prime. I hope he can get himself straightened out for his children's sake at least.
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