(Inset: Messiah Iverson)
A week after the Philadelphia 76ers’ Allen Iverson announced he was leaving basketball for the rest of the season to be with his sick 4-year-old daughter, the star’s wife filed for divorce in Fulton County Superior Court.
In the divorce petition filed on Tuesday, Tawanna Iverson said her 8 ½-year-long marriage to the guard was “irretrievably broken.” In the petition, Tawanna Iverson asked for temporary and permanent custody of their five children as well as child support and alimony.
The day before the divorce filing, the 76ers announced that Iverson would not return to the team this season.
Iverson had previously said that he was taking leave from the team to be with his sick 4-year-old daughter Messiah. Monday I reported that Iverson was spotted partying at a club in Charlotte last Saturday.