NBA journeyman and former 76ers superstar has been dealt another blow today as news is coming out that his wife of ten years has filed papers to end their marriage. Allen Iverson & divorce rumors have been associated on and off for years now, but this time it is official. Tawanna filed the papers Tuesday in Fulton County Superior Court, stating that the marriage was “irretrievably broken.” Check out the full story as well as pictures and video below!
AI, also known as “The Answer,” was just that for the first 10 years of his career with the Sixers. He was an 11 time All-Star and one time MVP; but since that golden era in his career, things have gone from bad to worse. Spending the next few years traveling from team to team, Iverson eventually ended up back with the 76ers in November of 2009.
On February 22, he announced that he was leaving the team to focus on his daughter, Messiah, who has been battling an undisclosed illness. So now, after taking hits in his professional and personal life, there’s one more hurdle on the horizon for Allen Iverson, & divorce, needless to say, is no easy obstacle.
This will no doubt be a difficult year for AI. After reports announced that he would not return to the Sixers this year, people have begun to doubt that he will ever return to the NBA. Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown, who coached Iverson with the Sixers said:
“This is going to be another situation where something difficult that has happened in his life takes away from all of his accomplishments and everything he stood for. That, to me, is the saddest thing of all.”
I’m not inside their marriage, and no one can say who’s right and wrong in these kind of situations. I just hope that this doesn’t affect little Messiah too much, and that “The Answer” can find a way back to the NBA someday.
Now that the Allen Iverson & divorce rumors have finally been confirmed, how do you think things will turn out for the prolific basketballer? Let us know in the comments section!
Also, check out the pictures and video below!
Photos: www.wenn.com Carrie Devorah, Judy Eddy, PNP