HoopsHype Allen Iverson rumors

October 17, 2013 Updates
October 15, 2013 Updates

The so-called gurus of basketball want LeBron to be Bernard King. I'm not Bernard King. I'm not a flat-out scorer like that. That's not all that I do. I do a little bit of everything. I averaged 31 in Cleveland my third or fourth year, and that didn't get us anywhere. I led the league in scoring. People forget that. I led the league in scoring one year, and I think I was second or third behind Kobe and Allen Iverson another year. [James actually has finished second in points per game three times.] I think it's great that you can put up a lot of points, but that ain't my legacy -- being a scorer. When you say LeBron James, you ain't gonna say, "Ahh, man, he was a flat-out scorer." I did a little bit of everything. I can score, though [big smile]. ESPN.com

September 18, 2013 Updates

As Mannix told the story for Sports Illustrated's Off the Record (video below), the Celtics had just eliminated Iverson's Sixers from the 2002 playoffs. Mannix took Iverson's money -- "I think it was close to $2,000," he said -- and walked to the nearest liquor store to purchase as much beer as possible. But as he rolled the beer back a quarter of a mile on a hand truck, happy Bostonians started stealing cases of beer. The amount of alcohol in Mannix's control further diminished when Celtics players saw him in the players parking lot and took some for themselves. So by the time the "ball man" returned to Iverson, he only had about four cases of beer left. "He goes, 'That's what my money bought you?'" Mannix said. "That's what $2,000 bought you?'" But emotions never really escalated. Mannix sheepishly escaped by saying yes, that was all the money could manage. "I think he was just in such a foul mood that he didn't really argue," Mannix said. "As long as there was something on that bus for him, he took it." Booth Newspapers

September 14, 2013 Updates

Former NBA star Allen Iverson -- who raked in more than $140 million during his career -- says he's a pathetic shadow of the man he once was ... at least financially ... and he wants his ex-wife to drop her child support demands. TMZ broke the story -- Allen’s ex-wife Tawanna Iverson went to court last month, asking a judge to force Allen to pay $1,272,000 into a trust fund for child support. She wanted the money in a lump sum because she was sick of chasing him every month. Allen has now filed court docs scoffing at her demand, because he doesn't have the dough. TMZ.com

August 22, 2013 Updates

In addition to these impressive statistics amassed over 14-year, Hall-of-Fame career, Iverson also managed to be mentioned in rap songs 36 times. A San Francisco-based computer programmer has thrown together a gorgeous infographic that plots all of the instances that NBA players were name-dropped in a hip-hop song against their point totals throughout their careers. Philadelphia Inquirer

August 21, 2013 Updates

Allen Iverson is prepared to officially announce his retirement from the NBA in the coming days, a source close to the native of Virginia told SLAM. Iverson, 38, played his last professional basketball in Turkey in 2011. Before that, he appeared in his final NBA game, as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, in 2010. SLAM

“He might be the greatest athlete I’ve ever seen,” Larry Brown, Iverson’s coach from 1997-2003 and the current coach at SMU, told SLAM today. “I don’t think there’ll be another one like him. “I’m sure we faced a lot of obstacles, maybe even on a daily basis, but when it came time to play, to try to win a game, he tried to play as hard as he could for his coach.” SLAM

July 16, 2013 Updates
June 24, 2013 Updates

Adrien Broner is a former featherweight boxer who took the WBA’s welterweight belt after a split-decision on Saturday evening. He also fancies himself a bit of a filmmaker, as evidenced by this clip from his long and definitely not safe for work series entitled ‘About Billions.’ The reason this is being featured on a basketball website is because the film includes a cameo by former NBA All- Star Allen Iverson, who talks up playing Russian Roulette in a braggy-yet-sullen aside. Not only is the language not safe for work, but the despondent, distressing talk is not for the faint of heart. You’ve been warned. Yahoo! Sports

June 18, 2013 Updates

One of the greatest talents to ever play in the NBA, Is accused of kidnapping his children, and hiding out here in metro Atlanta. 38 year old Allen Iverson denies everything. And is fighting the accusations made by his former wife. 11Alive.com WXIA TV

Tawana Iverson has sole custody she claims Allen took the children in late May and has been living in a Cobb County Hotel for weeks. She claims her former husband has an alcohol problem and wants the kids returned. We looked up the hotel in the papers and went to see if we could find Allen there. Iverson was walking to his vehicle in the lot when Jeff Hullinger approached. Hullinger offered to show Iverson the court document. (JH)- I got it here- -you want to look at it? (AI) -No (JH) Okay (JH)-It's filed today..want to see it? (AI)- (AI)-They say I stole my kids? That's what they say? (JH) alright, is that not true? (AI) That's up to you to believe-I'm not going to comment on it. (AI)-If that's what you believe and people think I'm crazy enough to do than so be it. (JH) You didn't do any of that? (AI)-You go to put your seat belt on-come here put your seat belt on (JH) that's how the court filing plays out- -not treated fairly in this? In this you think? (AI) I aint never treated fairly, to don't expect to be 11Alive.com WXIA TV

Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson has returned his kids to their mother ... and insists he was NEVER holding them hostage in the first place ... at least that's what A.I. claimed in court last week. We broke the story ... Iverson's ex-wife filed court docs insisting Allen had all 5 of their kids holed up at an Atlanta hotel and refused to hand them over to their mother on the designated swap date. But TMZ has learned ... Allen appeared in Fulton County court in Georgia last Wednesday and told the judge his ex- wife had full access to their kids during their stay at the hotel ... and therefore he wasn't doing anything wrong. We're told Tawanna also testified that she could have picked up the children from Allen but didn't want to drive 45 minutes to his location. TMZ.com

June 17, 2013 Updates

Former NBA star Allen Iverson has abducted his own children ... so says his ex-wife, and now she's begging the court to force Allen to give them back. Tawanna Iverson just filed legal docs, claiming Allen recently asked for permission to take their five kids on a short vacation to Charlotte, NC from May 22nd-May 26th (and Tawanna agreed) but when May 26th rolled around, the children hadn't been returned. The kids range in age from 3 to 16 years old. TMZ.com

In the docs, Tawanna says she tried to set up an exchange on June 4th at a neutral location -- a nearby Target store -- but A.I. never showed up. Tawanna -- who has sole legal and primary physical custody of their children -- now believes Allen never took their kids to Charlotte at all ... and is currently keeping them at a Sheraton hotel in Georgia. TMZ.com

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