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The Philadelphia 76ers' Allen Iverson (3) beats the New Orleans Hornets' Marcus Thornton on a scoring drive during the second half. The Sixers defeated the Hornets, 96-92, at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Monday, January 11, 2010. (Ron Cortes/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT) Photo via Newscom

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The Allen Iverson saga has become full-blown bizarre. On Monday, a TMZ report said that the former Philadelphia 76ers star was essentially on the lam, having kidnapped his five children and living at a Sheraton hotel in the Atlanta area. According to the report, Iverson had failed to get the kids back to his ex-wife, Tawanna Iverson, who wanted him thrown in jail. Since that story first broke, at least two updates have come in from different sources. First, a reporter from Atlanta’s WXIA-TV actually went to the hotel where Iverson was staying and ran into the former NBA player in the parking lot. Iverson was with his kids and indicated, through cryptic language, that he had not kidnapped them, and was being unfairly targeted. Early Tuesday morning, TMZ ran another report which essentially contradicts their earlier claim. According to the updated report, Iverson and his ex-wife were in court last Wednesday, where Iverson told a judge that Tawanna had full access to the children while he was staying at the hotel. Tawanna also said that she just didn’t want to drive the 45 minutes to their location to pick up the kids. The judge decided that Iverson did not deserve to go to jail for whatever happened. Meanwhile, the TMZ report states that “Allen and his ex have worked out some of their issues … and she has already allowed Allen to spend more private time with the kids.” Check out a video of WXIA-TV’s run-in with Iverson below.
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