Former NBA star Allen Iverson answers questions after announcing that he agreed to a two-year $4 million contract to play for the Turkish basketball team Beskitas Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
Allen Iverson may be one of the greatest point guards to ever play the game of basketball, but an Atlanta family court judge feels the future Hall of Famer isn’t much of a father, TMZ reports. Iverson is now officially single after the judge signed off on his divorce from Tawanna Iverson, the mother of Iverson’s five children. But the judge held no punches in the final divorce decree when critiquing the former all-star’s parenting skills.
“[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.
For example, he has refused to attend to an obvious and serious alcohol problem, which has caused him to do inappropriate things in the presence of the children while impaired.
He has left the children alone without supervision. He has left his young daughters in a hotel room with men who are unknown to the mother.”
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Tawanna was awarded physical and legal custody of their children. Iverson has limited visitation rights, which require him to steer clear of alcohol for 18 months. Additionally, until all of his children turn 18-years-old, he cannot drink alcohol within 24 hours of the times he has them. The judge also order Iverson to see a shrink and attend AA meetings for a year.
Iverson is reportedly low on cash and has expressed a desire to return to the NBA. Though recently turned down a shot to play for the Dallas Maverick’s D-League team in hopes that an NBA team will pick him up.