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Report: Iverson gambling, too

Mar 8, 2010, 1:16 PM EDT

iverson.jpgStephen A. Smith made a lot of noise last week when he reported Iverson has a drinking problem, so he has gone back to that well to mention there is a gambling problem, too.

Allen Iverson is in trouble, folks, deep trouble. The combination of alcohol and gambling – and a once-promising career in tatters because of the first two – won’t culminate in anything short of disaster if help does not arrive in short order.

If numerous NBA sources are telling the truth — and there’s no reason to believe they’d do otherwise in a situation of this magnitude — Iverson will either drink himself into oblivion or gamble his life away.

Separating fact from fiction in a world of anonymous sources can be hard. Who knows exactly what details are correct.

But this much is clear from basic observation — Iverson’s life is disintegrating around him. Both NBA teams he was with — both with young, impressionable players they want to build around — pushed him out the door. His wife has filed for divorce. He has a very sick daughter.

It’s a sad thing to see.

  1. Sean - Mar 9, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    I think he didn’t know that Tranny hooker in Windsor was a man til later.

  2. jwac1961 - Mar 9, 2010 at 3:10 AM

    Stephen A, I’ve met you…talked with you…followed your career….YOU need to reach out to AI! Show him what YOU’VE got, I know you have it in you…HELP him NOW! Set up an intervention!Make the calls…call em all. Sonny Hill,John Thompson,Pat Croce, Chuck,Doc…You’ve told me MANY times….he’s my FRIEND….Prove it…JUST DO IT…JJ

  3. bmorenat - Mar 9, 2010 at 5:55 AM

    YOU ARE VERY LAME AND IGNORANT. IT’S OBVIOUS THAT YOU ARE A RACIST, BUT WHY DON’T YOU PUT YOUR NAME UP THERE.

  4. Ya Mamma - Mar 9, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    You are a classless moron!

  5. AE North - Mar 9, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Why…? cause he refuses to conform what “your world” views he should be?..if you expect people to conform to your world, then open it up to them EQUALLY from birth. Otherwise…STF Up and keep your comments centered on people from your opportunistic utopia.

  6. milly - Mar 10, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    My prayers go out to AI. don’t forget we all have faults we just don’t know what they are cause we are not out in puglic… GOD BE WITH YOU AND MAY EVERYTHING WORK OUT FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!

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