Over the weekend, the celebrity gossip powerhouse TMZ provided us with some “breaking” news on one of our favorite 76ers of all-time. Twelve years after his tremendous performance in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals, Iverson has a date this week with the same judge who earlier this year basically described #3 as the worst parent on the face of the earth.
According to court papers obtained by TMZ, Iverson’s ex-wife ex, Tawanna is claiming that “The Answer” owes her $40,000 in child support. Since the judge that will preside over this new hearing is not a big fan of Iverson’s – and that’s putting it lightly – this court date will probably not go very well for Iverson.
More details from TMZ after the jump…
First, back in December of 2012, Iverson’s Atlanta home was foreclosed on. Then in February 2013 TMZ was the first to report, that Iverson’s divorce from Tawana was finalized. At a family court hearing in Atlanta, the judge assigned to the case wrote that Allen “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.”
Tawanna was awarded legal and physical custody of the children. Allen was given some visitation rights if he abides by certain conditions, many of which have to do with tending to what the decree calls “an obvious and serious alcohol problem, which has caused him to do inappropriate things in the presence of the children while impaired,” the decree says.
Iverson was ordered not to drink any alcohol over the next 18 months and will have to avoid alcohol within 24 hours of his time with the children until they all reach age 18, according to the decree. He is also supposed to see a psychiatrist and attend AA meetings for a year, the decree says.
Now TMZ has learned Iverson’s ex, Tawanna, has filed docs with the court saying that Iverson has failed to honor the child support agreement that was handed down back in January. The order stated that Iverson was to pay $8,000/month in support for their 5 kids. Tawanna claims Iverson has missed every payment he was ordered to make.
Tawanna wants the judge to order Iverson to fork over the $40,000 he owes in support and even suggested the judge put Iverson behind bars for violating court orders.