Former Sixer and media darling Allen Iverson was back in the news today as word that his wife Tawanna has applied for a divorce from the nine time all-star. The article, written by Inquirer columnist Stephen A. Smith, also cited that Iverson may be suffering from an ongoing alcohol problem.
The article states that two un-named NBA sources claim that Iverson may be suffering from ongoing depression and a dependence on alcohol. This is all after reports that Allen has been seen at nightclubs and bars in recent days since his release from the Sixers.
Iverson, who joined the Sixers before the all-star break has been released from the team due to alleged medical issues with his four year old daughter Messiah. The news comes at a bad time for the 34 year old point guard. Iverson's return to the Sixers was less then expected as he averaged 13.4 points in 25 games for Philadelphia.
In the article Smith states that on the same day that Iverson was relieved of his duties by team president Ed Stefanksi his wife of eight years Tawanna filed for a divorce in a Georgia court room. When it was asked for a reason for the divorce Tawanna claimed that the marriage was "irretrievably broken,".
Iverson has been with Tawanna since high school and he has, in the past, called Taawanna as someone who has always been there with him thought his early troubles before college, including the altercation that almost kept Allen from attending Georgetown. The story of the event is set to become an ESPN 30-for-30 film.
At this time nothing more is known about Iversons divorce hearing other then that his wife has filed for full custody of the couples four children. This is not the first time that issues with Iverson and alcohol abuse have been concerned. Upon his trade to Denver in 2007 Iverson was officially banned from two Denver casinos from alleged drunken altercations.
In team news the Sixers are back in action as they face the Boston Celtics.
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