• August 17, 2022

Looks Like Downward Spiral Continues For Iverson

To many people in the city, he is perhaps the most exciting and loved Philadelphia 76er they have ever seen play. But the nights of him electrifying the First Union Center are long gone.

The downward spiral is continuing for Allen Iverson.

It started when he began to bounce around the NBA, from Detroit, to Memphis, then back to Philadelphia. But when he had to leave the team due to family issues, it would end up being his last time in an NBA uniform. As we all know, Iverson since signed to play over seas with the Turkish basketball team Besiktas. That appeared to be rock bottom for the former MVP, but since an injury to his leg caused him to come back to the states, it appears to have only gotten worse.

The guys over Crossing Broad (Link: http://www.crossingbroad.com/2011/02/allen-iversons-downward-spiral-continues.html) did a great job of showing a timeline of how Allen Iverson spent his All-Star weekend. And no, it was not spent collecting another MVP trophy.

A series of tweets from people inside of an Atlanta club named “Wet Willies” say that Iverson spent the night watching the game there- one person claims by himself- wearing sweat pants and following one girl into the bathroom. Other people claim that being in the bar every night is a common thing for Iverson in Atlanta, even though he is supposed to be at home resting.

While Iverson being out at a bar is not news to anyone who has followed his career, it says something about how far he has fallen that his appearance was not only not a big deal to either the people there or the bar, but it was looked down upon and mostly mocked by the people there.

There have been various reports about Iverson since he left the NBA, one of which was that he split from his high school sweetheart turned wife. There have also been reports of him having problems with alcohol to him being broke. While none of those have been confirmed, and nowadays anything on Twitter should be taken with a grain of salt (if everything on there were true, Jon Gruden would be running the NovaCare right now), Iverson’s fall from grace appears to only be getting worse.

Here is hoping that he can turn everything around, and does not turn into the Sixers version of Lenny Dykstra.

Eliot Shorr-Parks

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15 Comments

  • I thnik I’ve stated for a few years now that Iverson has ongoing issues with Alcohol and everyone jumps at me saying I was just a hater..It’s been no
    secret from almost everyone for many years ,that AI has a real serious problem handling/drinking Alcohol.. He needs to get help and take care of this problem before worrying about anything else.. He’s a young man with young kids that would like to see him grow old, so he better start taking care of himself before it’s too late and we end up reading anm article about someone finding his body under an overpass somewhere around the Atlanta Beltway…

  • sad

  • Sad. I remember trying to mock his crossover of Jordan when i played ball.

    He was a great player and needs help.

    The organization ought to try to clean him up and see if he has any coaching ability. Maybe for practice……that was a joke….

  • Dude just wasn’t a professional…

  • his ultra finest moment was when he stepped over that laker in game 1 of the finals.

  • HE WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE SIXER. POUND FOR POUND THE BEST PLAYER TO WALK THIS PLANET. SEEN THIS DUDE AT THE LA FORUM , SLAM ON SHAQ ELDEN CAMBELL AND JEROME KERSY AT ONCE, LOOK LIKE A BIRD FLYIN UP THREW THE TREES. A REAL STREET BALLER.. LOVE IA, IN HIS PRIME, UNGAURDABLE , NEVER HAD ANY HELP, LOOK AT THE TEAMS THESE DAYS, BOSTON! AND MIAMI AND LA, THE GOT HELP YO………….. PLEASE… CHEAP ASS SNYDER CAN CHOKE ON MY NUTS, WANNA PUNCH THAT FAT FU#$

    HE PLAYED WITH NO LESS THAN THREE INJURIES AT A TIME, I DONT THINK PEOPLE CAN SEE, THE HEART OF THIS KID WAS SO THAT ROCK AND RAP STARS ONLY WISH THEY HAD HIS PRESENCE.

    IN THIS FAKE ASS RACIST WORLD, I WOULD DRINK TOO, BUT I HOPE HE STOPS AND FINDS HAPPINESS…

  • If people really care about AI they would intervene, I am a Drug and Alcohol Counselor and most of the time it take an intervention to make people see the light.

  • Agree Chaplainstevens
    Unfortunately, It doesn’t appear that AI has a real close,caring inner circle around him… Too many years of Hanger-on’s who precipipate and make the addictions/behavior even worse..

  • I bet there’s been several intervention attempts for AI, let’s be realistic. BUT they don’t work for everyone or everytime, especially if the individual is one with a massive ego, defiant tendencies and a lack of maturity….interventions can be effective, but for this guy? shhhch…. nah

  • The individual has to deep down want to change.. That can only come from AI
    and obviously he has not reached that level yet..

  • Paul, you know nothing about Iverson’s drinking other than what you read on this blog which is based on tweets, yet you preach as if you know him personally, have you ever seen him drink? If not, stop it, and stop starting all your posts “I posted last year…..”‘ you never come back to the countless predictions, statements you were wrong about

  • easy there jake, paul knows everything about everything. He knew you were going to type that. And the reaction you’re having to my post as you read it right now, he knew that was going to happen too. He is an expert on everything football, baseball, sports in general, future, alcohol and annoying posters on this site.

  • He’s also an authority on therapy and recovery

  • Don’t forget Politics, History & Business too Schiller..

  • about which you are mostly wrong

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