Posted May 3, 2013 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Allen Iverson Admits ‘I Don’t Even Have $$$ For A Cheeseburger!’

Allen Iverson Philly

Via Washington Post:
Three years after Iverson’s last NBA game, the spotlight has shifted from his play to his flaws. His refusal back then to play by society’s rules was seen as an independent player’s quirks, part of the character and the brand, same as his cornrows and tattoos.

For the past three years, as Iverson chased an NBA comeback, his marriage fell apart and much of his fortune – he earned more than $150 million in salary alone during his career – dissolved. Now, those who once ignored past signals have recognized that basketball may have been the only thing holding Iverson’s life together.

Iverson stood during a divorce proceeding in Atlanta in 2012 and pulled out his pants pockets. “I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger,” he shouted toward his estranged wife, Tawanna, who then handed him $61.

Allen Iverson signed huge contracts: a six-year deal in 1999 worth $70.9 million and, four years later, a new agreement worth $76.7 million. Reebok signed him to a huge endorsement deal, including a deferred trust worth more than $30 million, a lump sum he can’t touch until he turns 55.

His play kept his shortcomings in the shadows, but at home, his behavior caused increasing worry. Tawanna testified that her husband was undependable and volatile. Alcohol intensified his flaws, she said, leading him to skip milestone events and stagger through others.

He hadn’t been present for Tiaura’s birth in 1994, and three years later, when Allen Jr. was born – they would call him Deuce – Iverson was “very intoxicated” and unable to drive her to the hospital, Tawanna told the court.


nce upon a time, the NBA welcomed a high scoring electric point guard, as the No. 1 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft! The man and the brand (A.I.) out of VA who lifted fans up on their feet with his electric dribble and spot moves, style and finesse, and single-handedly put Philly (76ers) back on the map at the turn of the century! Through time, A.I. wild style and cockiness made teams turn their back on him and turned his fortunes from wine into water! A.I. collected over $150 Million in his 14-year NBA career, but quickly fell off the map due to injury and attitude! His estranged wife Tawanna gave him $61 in August 2012 at a divorce proceeding when Iverson pulled out his pants pockets and admitted, “I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger!” Tawanna also said Iverson missed a lot of key events due to his excessive drinking, and more or less just let his money (and life) slip away! On a positive, A.I. still has $30 Million owed to him in a deferred trust on a prior Reebok endorsement deal which he will get in a lump-sum when he turns 55 in 2030! Check out the Washington Post report above! S/O to Heavy Hitter’s own @GlobalVitoHH!

Some NBA team has got to give him a look! Let’s get this Get A.I. Back campaign going!