Iverson forced back into court by ex-wife due to child support issues

iversonDuring his playing days, Allen Iverson never failed to disappoint his fans, leaving everything he had on the court.

But, apparently his time away from the game hasn’t been so spectacular, as he may be headed towards another court date with his estranged wife over failure to pay child support, The HoopDoctors reported.

Despite everyone looking back at some of A.I.’s greatest moments as he officially retired from the NBA this past week, he once again is in the news for all the wrong reasons.

As first reported by TMZ Sports, Allen’s former longtime wife, Tawanna is trying to force the one time NBA great back to court to pay a reported $1.2 million in child support for his children up front, since he has had issues making regular payments on time.

Sometime in August, Tawanna reportedly filed court documents asking a judge to make Allen cover the total amount of support owed to her through October 2026, when their youngest turns 18, totaling a whopping $1,272,000, which Tawanna wants put in a trust for the children.

Back in July, Iverson narrowly avoided jail time by coughing up a reported $71,000 in back child support as ordered by a judge presiding over his divorce settlement.

Iverson’s financial situation has always been a bit suspect after his playing days, amid rumors of alcoholism, gambling debts, and potential bankruptcy, amazingly since he has made more than $200 million during his career through endorsements and salary.

There are rumors he has a trust fund set up that can’t be touched until later in life but it sounds like he’s trying to make ends meet by first playing in Turkey, then in China on a Legends Tour with the Ball Up streetball crew.

Of course, he’s in line to make a decent amount of change as Reebok has recently re-released his ever popular Answer line of shoes and clothing.

The former star baller spent time in Philadelphia, Denver, Detroit and Memphis during his 14-year NBA career.

Iverson last played in the NBA in March 2010 before leaving the Sixers to take care of his daughter. He played professionally in Turkey during the 2010-11 season, and has also played some exhibitions in China.

Iverson, spent 14 seasons in the NBA, and was a winner of both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year honors. He is an 11-time all-star, and 4-time scoring champion.

Iverson took his team all the way to the NBA Finals in 2001 but lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in five games. Despite never winning a championship, Iverson was rated the fifth greatest NBA shooting guard of all time by ESPN in 2008.

Iverson played in 914 NBA games (901 started), and holds career average of 26.7 points per game, and 6.2 assists per game, with 41.1 minutes per game.

Four times in his career he averaged more than 30 points per game in a regular season – all with Philadelphia 76ers.


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