Allen Iverson #1 of the Detroit Pistons watches on during their game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 13, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Allen Iverson (Getty Images)more pics »Tawanna Iverson
and NBA star Allen Iverson
are done, as the basketball player was just handed divorce papers Tuesday, according to USA Today
. It was a really bad day for him, as it was the same day he was told he wouldn't have a spot on the 76ers for the rest of the season. Ouch. Allen and Tawanna (sportsillustrated.com)
The two have been married for 8 years, and have 5 children together, but according to the paperwork, Tawanna claims their marriage is "irretrievably broken." Their youngest child is only 17 months, and their oldest is 17. Tawanna is seeking full custody.
Iverson has had a rough couple months, as he spent a lot of February home with his family due to his 4-year-old's undisclosed illness. When he came back to play ball, he said it was hard to be on the court, and not with his family. He also has arthritis pretty bad in his knee, and constantly has to get it drained.
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