At this point, you have to start to feel for Allen Iverson. No matter what you think about “We talkin’ bout practice,” or his sreet-cred-earning persona, you have to feel for a person whose life has come unraveled in every facet.
Everything for Iverson has gone south, all year long. First there was Memphis, where the once-dominant guard was relegated to backing up Mike Conley (even after “God chose Memphis“). Then there was his daughter’s illness, causing Iverson to miss games and tweet, “I need to be there to hold my little girl’s hand and encourage her to get better. I wanted her to wake up every morning and see her Daddy’s face, at least until she got better. Through God’s Strength, She Will Keep Getting Better!” After that, the 76ers cut ties with Iverson, perhaps ending his storied NBA career, and on a miserable note.
Now, his wife has filed for a divorce, leaving the struggling Iverson with a doomed marriage, failed tail-end of his career, and sick daughter. (AJC)
A week after the Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson announced he was leaving basketball for the rest of the season to be with his sick 4-year-old daughter, the star’s wife filed for divorce in Fulton County Superior Court.
In the divorce petition filed on Tuesday, Tawanna Iverson said her 8 ½-year-long marriage to the guard was “irretrievably broken.” In the petition, Tawanna Iverson asked for temporary and permanent custody of their five children as well as child support and alimony.
She did not ask for a specific dollar amount.
Next thing ya know, a banana peel in the middle of the road will cause Iverson to crash his car. That’s about the only bad thing that hasn’t happened to him yet.