Allen Iverson had one of the most entertaining and glorified NBA careers of all time. For 14 seasons he was one of the most fascinating and conflicted characters both on and off the court. While Iverson retired as an 11-time all-star and one-time league MVP (2001), behind the scenes his life was anything but charmed. When he divorced his wife in 2011, it appeared the famed NBA all-star had reached a new low. Then Tawanna Iverson dropped a bombshell he never saw coming.
Keep reading to learn about Iverson’s tough start, his troubles in the NBA, and then the bombshell dropped on him by his wife.
He Was Arrested At 17 Years Old
When Allen Iverson was 17 years old, he and three friends were at a bowling alley when all heck broke loose. The story goes Iverson and his friends were asked to quiet down several times. They didn’t, and a fight followed.
Iverson was arrested for the incident and charged with “maiming by mob.” He was tried as an adult. The judge sentenced the young man to 15 years in prison for his participation in the bowling alley brawl.
Luckily for Iverson, his luck would soon change.