Former NBA star Allen Iverson lost a legal battle with his former attorneys after he refused to pay for their help on his divorce filing.
Iverson allegedly refused to pay the firm over $60,000 for their services, so the company sued him in a Georgia court and won against the athlete on Oct. 30, 2013 to the tune of $64,892.61, which is the principal amount plus interest.
Over the span of his NBA career, Allen Iverson earned $150 million dollars, but during his divorce proceedings he yelled to his ex-wife, “I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger.”
“[Iverson] does not know how to manage the children; has little interest in learning to manage the children and has actually, at times, been a hindrance to their spiritual and emotional growth and development. For example, he 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 wrote in the divorce decree.
“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.”