Allen Iverson, born on June 7, 1975, is a former American basketball player who began his career with the Philadelphia 76ers. In 2001, he was honored with the MVP (Most Valuable Player) award for that year.
In the early 2000s, he also had stints with teams such as the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies. During that time, he garnered a significant fan following among the younger generation, while also facing a fair share of detractors.
Throughout his career, he found himself embroiled in numerous controversies, including a notable incident where he was incarcerated following a brawl at a bowling alley. However, he was eventually granted early release due to his exemplary behavior. Remarkably, even today, he maintains a strong and enduring popularity among basketball enthusiasts.
Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education
Born in 1975 to a single mother, life has always presented challenges for NBA player Allen Iverson, who was 44 years old in 2019.
At the time of his birth, Allen Iverson’s mother, Ann Iverson, was just 15 years old. She raised him as a single parent, without the presence of his father, Allen Broughton. Allen Iverson grew up in Hampton, Virginia, in the United States of America.
She was once a celebrated athlete in her high school, excelling in both football and basketball. Thanks to her outstanding performance, Bethel High School’s basketball and football teams made it to the state championship finals.
His childhood was marked by frequent encounters with violence, and many of his close friends from that time ended up in jail. Despite his tumultuous upbringing, he was incredibly popular both at school and within his local community.
Bowling alley brawl and Jail
In 1993, on Valentine’s Day, Allen spent time with his friends at a bowling alley. While they were there, a conflict erupted between his group of black friends and a group of white men. Iverson was accused of hitting a white woman during the altercation, which led to her fainting at the scene.
Allen left the bar as soon as the fight broke out, and he was subsequently incarcerated for 15 years. However, due to his exemplary behavior in prison, he was granted an early release after several months. In his defense, Allen presented a later-released video that confirmed his claim of leaving the bar when the altercation began.
When he was 16 years old he fell in love with a girl at his high school. They both keep on dating each other until they got married.
Their married life has always been challenging, and they have five children named Tiaura Iverson, Allen Iverson II, Isaiah Rahsaan Iverson, Dream Alijha Iverson, and Messiah Lauren Iverson.
Iverson’s career required him to be away from home, which is the underlying cause of their differences.
In 2010, Tawanna Turner filed for divorce, seeking custody of their children and alimony.
She also alleged domestic violence due to his drinking habits. The divorce was ultimately settled with Iverson paying $3 million.
A statement issued by the player later revealed that the couple had reconciled within a month of finalizing their divorce.
Now, they both prioritize caring for their children. Allen Iverson admitted that he had not been very attentive to his family, but he is now committed to dedicating his life to them.
|Real Full Birth Name||Allen Iverson.|
|Age (As of 2019)||44 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||7 June 1975.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Hampton, Virginia, USA.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)||Gemini.|
|House Location||Virginia, America.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6′.
Meters: 1.83 m.
Centimeters: 183 cm.
|Weight||Pounds: 165 lbs.
Kilograms: 75 Kg.
|Parents||Father: Allen Broughton.
Mother: Ann Iverson.
|Wife||Tawanna Turner (m. 2001–2013).|
|Kids||1. Tiaura Iverson.
2. Allen Iverson II.
3. Isaiah Rahsaan Iverson.
4. Dream Alijha Iverson.
5. Messiah Lauren Iverson.
|Social media||Twitter: @alleniverson (1.1 million fans).
Instagram: iversonclassic (53.2 k followers).
Facebook: Allen Iverson (3.4 million likes).
|Favourite player||Kobe Bryant.|
|School||Bethel High School.|
|Cars||Bentley Continental GT.|
|Net worth (As in 2020)||$1 million.|
|Last Updated||18 May 2020 (©️ Copyright – Celebrityhat.com)|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Allen Iverson
- As soon as he came out of jail he received a scholarship and started playing basketball. In the career of 1994-95, his team Hoyas played really well but then they lost the game to North Carolina Tar Heels. He played only for Hoyas in his college career.
- In the year 1996, he got selected by NBA team Philadelphia 76ers. First people criticized him because of his comparatively short height than other players.
- He silenced the criticism by his performance and by creating new records. From 1996-2006 he played with Philadelphia 76ers.
- He first won his MVP award in 2001 and he again became MVP in the year 2005. In 2006 76ers sent him to Denver Nuggets.
- He played with this team for 2 years till 2008. Allen also played for Memphis Grizzlies and Detroit Pistons.
- On 1st March 2014, he retired from basketball and 20,000 people were present to witness his retirement.
- Through some sources, Wikicelebs.com has discovered that Iverson’s net worth is $1 million.
- He also represented America in the Olympics game of 2004 which was held in Athens. He also played in the 2003 FIBA championship.
- He broke the record of Michael Jordan in a game against Chicago Bulls by scoring 37 points.
- Allen was offered to play for Texas Legends in 2013 but he declined.
- Allen’s wife accused him of wasting the fee that he used from his NBA career on gambling.
- Iverson took retirement because she lost his interest in playing basketball.
- He has a cousin named Kuran who plays for the college football team of the University of Rhode Island.
- The player has also appeared in movies named Imagine That, My Other Home, and Like Mike.
- In 1997 Police stopped his car because of speeding and they found marijuana and handgun from him.
- Once he peed in a trash can in a casino in Atlantic City after which he got banned from entering there.
- Basketballer Allen Iverson was drafted in NBA with a height measurement of only 6 feet tall (183 cm) and was considered as one of the smallest players in the history of the NBA. His weight is around 165 lbs. (75 kg).
- The guy has tattoos all over his body and he even wears diamond ear stud.
- Once a guy from Ohio sued him and said that Allen injured him in a bar fight. He even demanded $2.5 million for the damages he suffered.
- It is believed that he lost over $200 million because of wrong behavior and reckless spending.