March 1, 2013 |
ALLEN IVERSON played with a chip on his shoulder the size of Gibraltar. It was his fuel. Sometimes that fuel flooded the engine, but Iverson never backed off a challenge. Maybe it was because of his childhood growing up in Hampton, Va., where he was the man of the house at a too-young age. Maybe it was seeing people from the neighborhood getting killed or going to prison. Maybe it was being imprisoned - wrongly, he believed - and missing out on his senior year of basketball. Or maybe because he was usually the smallest player on the court, feeling he had to prove himself every minute, showing everyone that size doesn't matter.
February 8, 2013
Former 76ers star Allen Iverson has lost his $4.5 million Atlanta mansion to foreclosure, according to TMZ. The gossip website says Iverson allegedly defaulted on a $1.2 million mortgage and tried to prevent an auction but failed. Iverson sold his six-bedroom Gladwyne mansion for $2.6 million in 2010. The Denver Post reported in 2011 that his Colorado home went into foreclosure after he stopped paying the mortgage while owing well over $2 million. The 38-year-old Iverson, who last week declined an offer from the D-League Texas Legends, reportedly has a trust fund worth $32 million that he is prohibited from touching until he turns 55 and draws a $1 million yearly stipend.
February 8, 2013 |
FLYERS owner Ed Snider and his fiancee, Lin Spivak , will host a party to celebrate their wedding Feb. 23 at University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. It's a lovely spot and a sweet museum, although Snider and Spivak's guests will probably be more interested in the party than, say, the Penn Museum's new exhibit featuring an ancient Roman mosaic on loan from a site in Lod, Israel. Snider and Spivak are sprinting down the aisle. The couple, who began dating in March, got engaged in November at a "swanky" Santa Barbara, Calif., restaurant to the sweet sounds of Bruno Mars ' "Marry You," according to SportsInput.com.
February 5, 2013 |
AN ATLANTA family court judge presiding over Allen Iverson's divorce proceedings ripped the former NBA star as an unfit parent who has a drinking problem, according to a report. TMZ.com reported that the judge, who was not named by the website, blasted Iverson, who was married to Tawanna for 11 years. The couple have five children together. The website, citing the couple's final divorce degree, reported that the judge wrote, "[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.
January 31, 2013 |
Allen Iverson is taking a pass on the D-League. Iverson, the former 76ers star who was the NBA's 2001 most valuable player, has turned down an opportunity to return to basketball with the Dallas Mavericks' Development League affiliate. Iverson posted a series of tweets on Tuesday explaining his decision to decline an offer from Texas Legends co-owner Donnie Nelson to join the team. "I thank Donnie and Dallas for the consideration," Iverson wrote. "And while I think the D-League is a great opportunity, it is not the route for me. " Gary Moore, Iverson's manager, confirmed the decision with the Associated Press.
January 29, 2013 |
ALLEN IVERSON and Delonte West sharing the same backcourt? It could happen if the Texas Legends get their way. The Legends, the Development League affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks, signed West, who starred at Saint Joseph's, on Friday. Now, according to a report, they are trying to convince Iverson to join the team. ESPN.com, citing sources, reported the Legends are pursuing the 37-year-old Iverson, who hasn't played in the NBA since 2009-10. His last game was Feb. 20, 2010 when he scored 13 points and dished three assists in his final start with the Sixers.
December 21, 2012 |
Eighth in a series of 25 Setup: It hadn't happened since 1991, when Charles Barkley led the 76ers to their last playoff appearance. After seven seasons and 393 losses, the Sixers, led by a gritty, unworldly talented 6-foot, 165-pound guard and a coach who demanded that his players play the right way, made it back to the postseason - and even made some noise. ONE WOULD think that after the longest playoff drought in franchise history, fans in Philadelphia would have seen it coming, would have had expectations for a team on the verge of making the postseason.
December 6, 2012 |
L IAM HEMSWORTH and Amber Heard shot a scene at the Four Seasons on Monday for the corporate espionage thriller "Paranoia. " You may recall that the movie, which also stars Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman , was being shot in town over the summer but that filming was interrupted because Hemsworth had another movie assignment, "Catching Fire," the second "Hunger Games" film. It seems Hemsworth's fiancee, Miley Cyrus , who stayed with him in Washington Square for more than a month, did not tag along for the remaining shoot, which we're told will take about three weeks.
November 23, 2012 |
The setup: After years of rumors, rhetoric and bickering, the 76ers, on Dec. 19, 2006, finally put their actions where their hearts were and sent Allen Iverson, one of the most beloved players, and the most exciting, in franchise history, and Ivan McFarlin to the Denver Nuggets for veteran point guard Andre Miller, former Sixer Joe Smith and two first-round draft picks. And on March 19, 2008, he came home. THE CITY of Philadelphia had a love affair with Allen Iverson.
November 23, 2012 |
The setup: It's May 7, 2002, and 4 days earlier the Sixers had been eliminated in five games in the first round of the NBA playoffs by the Boston Celtics, 129-87. It was Philadelphia's third-worst postseason loss. A year after reaching the NBA Finals, the club went 43-39 and there were questions to be answered. IT WAS BOUND to boil over and become public. Larry Brown had had enough. The organization had had enough. For years, Allen Iverson used verbal crossovers to get around showing up for practice.