December 10, 2011 |
The celebrity gossip website TMZ is reporting that Allen Iverson's divorce from ex-wife Tawanna is growing even more contentious. New court filings show that Tawanna is claiming the long-time Philadelphia 76er went on a spending spree after she filed for divorce in June, leaving her broke. Tawanna further says Iverson stopped making deposits in their joint bank account. She claims he then withdrew $20,000 to spend on diamonds and jewelry. Worse, TMZ says, the account was, "$23,000 in the red," leaving her unable to pay bills or provide for the couple's five children.
November 16, 2011
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking $2.5 million from former 76ers star Allen Iverson over a 2009 bar fight. Guy Walker , who claims he was assaulted by an Iverson security guard, plans to appeal, said his attorney, Gregory Lattimer . Iverson's attorney said the man accused of striking Walker was not working for Iverson that particular night. In a deposition, Iverson answered questions from Lattimer, who won a $260,000 judgment against him a few years ago. In the deposition, he denied playing any role in a fight at the South Beach Pizza Bar nightclub in Detroit.
November 16, 2011 |
GREGORY LATTIMER. It's a name you've probably never heard of, but one Allen Iverson can't seem to escape. See, everytime the former Sixers point guard finds himself in hot water, it appears Lattimer, an attorney, is in creep mode out for more of A.I.'s scratch. According to a Detroit News report, Lattimer has already netted over $260,000 of Iverson's dinero via judgments and out-of-court settlements from past cases. But not this time. Yesterday, Iverson had a $2.5 million lawsuit for a 2009 incident at a Detroit bar dismissed in federal court.
October 28, 2011
ALLEN IVERSON is still not worried about practice. Iverson announced the rosters for his Las Vegas Superstar Challenge, scheduled for Nov. 12 and 13, and was asked whether he would be practicing to get ready for the event. "I didn't come here to talk about practice," he said, laughing, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "I'll have enough workouts to make sure I come here in shape and ready to play. " Iverson is hoping the tournament can serve as an audition to get him back in the NBA, but if the lockout ends, the event could be canceled.
October 12, 2011 |
City officials are still calculating the economic loss from the cancellation of the first two weeks of the 76ers season, but the impact will be substantial. The city will lose an estimated $87,000 in amusement taxes - five percent of ticket sales - from cancellation of the first three games, according to Harvey Rice, the first deputy city controller. "If you take their average attendance last year of 14,224," Rice said of the Sixers, "their average ticket price of $41, and take 5 percent off, and times that by how many games they're going to miss, you can get an idea of the impact - a couple hundred thousand depending on how long this goes, just on amusement tax alone.
June 27, 2011
A PICTURE, they say, is worth a thousand words. But there are no words to describe the photo of Allen Iverson on the cover of the August issue of Slam magazine. The Answer is sporting an old-school 'fro, a retro Sixers jersey, a large diamond stud and a long, thick necklace that adds 10 pounds to his nimble frame. The headline of the special edition commemorating the magazine's 150th issue states: "Allen Iverson, Respect Due. " In an exclusive interview, the 36-year-old Iverson candidly discussed his past, and gave insight into how he would like his future to play out. "A lot of people think I'm the biggest ass- in the world," Iverson said.
June 17, 2011
Allen Iverson's wife has filed for divorce for the second time in 15 months, according to a report by TMZ yesterday. Tawanna Iverson, who reconsidered after filing for divorce last year, refiled on Monday in Fulton County, Ga., saying her 10-year marriage is "irretrievably broken. " According to the report, Tawanna Iverson is seeking sole custody of the couple's five children. She's also asking for child support, alimony payments and her share of the couple's assets. The 36-year-old Iverson - who played 11-plus seasons with the Sixers - signed a 2-year, $4 million contract last October with the Turkish club Besiktas.
June 13, 2011 |
He had been talking about practice - not a game - and once Allen Iverson was finally finished lecturing those of us in the media who had attended his unforgettable 2002 news conference, he ducked out a back door with his boys. I left hastily through the upstairs employee entrance to what was then the First Union Center, and as I was walking to my car, Iverson and his crew scaled a fence to get to two cars parked next to mine. "Ash," Iverson said, lingering forever on the short "a" sound of my first name.
June 10, 2011 |
Allen Iverson wants to keep his passport at home. Ten years after he ruled the NBA as the cornrow-wearing, ink-stained MVP who led the 76ers to the Finals, Iverson has his eyes on a comeback. He is determined to end a career possibly destined for the Hall of Fame in the NBA, not in some faraway country where brief YouTube clips are the only way to stay updated on the four-time scoring champion. The road back to 20,000 fans a night, national television and, yes, that one final run at the championship he still craves has already started.
April 9, 2011 |
Allen Iverson launched an expletive-ridden tirade against police when a car belonging to him was pulled over for a traffic violation in Atlanta last week, at one point telling the officer, "Take the vehicle, I have 10 more," according to a police report obtained by CNN. Iverson was a passenger in a gray Lamborghini, which was seen by an Atlanta officer changing lanes without signaling about 6 p.m. on March 30, according to the police report....