Judge Calls Allen Iverson a Bad ParentPublished by Natasha Fierce on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 10:00 am.
A family court judge in Atlanta, who awarded Iverson’s ex Tawanna Iverson full legal and physical custody of the couple’s five children, layed into the all-star baller, calling him a terrible parent and requiring him to attend AA meetings.
“[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,” the judge started.
“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 continued. ”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.”
Besides Alcoholics Anonymous, the judge has required Iverson to see a shrink to deal with his emotional issues. In addition, the former NBA player cannot drink alcohol for the next 18 months and until his children have reached the age of adulthood, he is forbidden from drinking within 24 hours of seeing his kids.
Iverson’s life since high school has been a string of disappointments, run-ins with the law and confrontations with authority. Still, the baller was one of the most electrifying players an NBA court has ever seen.
Hopefully, The Answer can get his life back on track for the sake of his kids.