According to sources, Smith wrote that Allen Iverson has alcohol and gambling issues. Iverson's wife, Tawanna, has filed for divorce and is seeking alimony and child support for their five children.
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76er Allen Iverson, who the team said already will miss the rest of the season as he tends to an undisclosed illness to his 4-year-old daughter, faces more personal problems, according to a column from Stephen A. Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
According to sources, Smith wrote that Iverson has alcohol and gambling issues. Iverson’s wife, Tawanna, has filed for divorce and is seeking alimony and child support for their five children.
Smith also writes that Iverson, 34, has been banished from casinos in Atlantic City and Detroit.
In questioning who can help Iverson correct his problems, Smith quotes former Temple coach John Chaney: “I think there’s one guy, and his name is (Iverson’s former Georgetown coach) John Thompson. John is the one guy who’ll have a chance of slowing this train wreck down, who could wrap his arms around Iverson and have an impact, because clearly it has not been done. But there’s still this one question: Will (Iverson) listen?”
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Iverson re-signed with the Sixers last Dec. 2 after playing just three games this season for Memphis.
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