Former NBA superstar Allen Iverson has not had the best luck in life lately. According to Complex Sports on Feb. 3, a judge in Iverson's divorce case ripped the former player for being a bad parent and ordered him to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
The judge also said that Iverson was not allowed to drink any alcohol for the next 18 months and there are other restrictions until his kids reach 18. In cases of visitation rights, Iverson is not allowed to drink within 24 hours of going to see his children.
The judge ripped Iverson, telling the former star that he doesn't know how to care for his kids. He also said Iverson has little interest in learning how and is a "hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development."
Back in 2010, basketball writer Stephen A. Smith said that many NBA sources believed that Iverson was going to "either drink himself into oblivion or gamble his life away." Almost three years later, Iverson still can't seem to get his life under control and might watch his children drift away as a result.
"[Iverson] has refused to attend to an obvious and serious alcohol problem, which has caused him to do inappropriate things in the presence of the children while impaired," the judge said. "He has left the children alone without supervision. He has left his young daughters in a hotel room with men who are unknown to the mother."
As a result, his ex-wife Tawanna Iverson has legal and physical custody of the five children.