Solo Iverson Watches All-Star Game At Wet Willies

Last month I reported that Allen Iverson, who was playing for a pro team in Turkey at the time, had suffered a leg injury and would likely return to the United States to have it examined by an American doctor.

Allen Iverson Watched All-Star Game Alone At Wet Willies

At that time, Iverson’s manager sounded hopeful that his client would return to his Turkish team in time for the club’s playoffs.

It has to be removed and tested to see if it’s benign or not,” said Iverson’s manager, Gary Moore. “Once that’s removed, Allen is going to look to rehabilitate his leg because the doctors tell him he’ll be out four to six weeks, he’s hoping to be able to play in the [Turkish league] playoffs.”

Umm, scratch that.

Allen Iverson Watched All-Star Game Alone At Wet Willies

(Yep, it was him)

Iverson has since decided he will not have surgery, with his return to Turkey now unlikely.

From Iverson’s official website:

Allen Iverson will attempt to rehabilitate his troublesome right calf without surgery after being examined Monday by noted surgeon James Andrews. Andrews diagnosed the injury as a calcium deposit with additional secondary bleeding.

“It’s tricky because of the location,” Andrews said. “So we’re going to try to treat it without surgery.” In a statement provided by Iverson’s manager, Gary Moore, Andrews said Iverson probably won’t be able to return for “six to eight weeks or more.”

“At this point it is certainly more important to get [Iverson’s] calf healed and asymptomatic than it is to try to play with continued pain, ” Andrews wrote.

The injury prompted Iverson to leave his current team, Besiktas of the Turkish League, to return to the United States for treatment. Iverson signed with Besiktas after failing to receive an offer from a single NBA team.

Translation: Iverson has seen the last of Eurasia.

Meanwhile, in recent days Twitter has provided us a window into Iverson’s unique rehabilitation routine, which last weekend included watching the NBA All-Star game from Wet Willies in Atlanta.

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Iverson Coach Speaks; Retirement Now On Hold?

Speculation in Eurasia abounds today about the future playing status of Allen Iverson, who is currently a member of the Besiktas Cola club team in the Turkish Basketball League.

Allen Iverson in Turkey

(Australian Rules Hoops Anyone?)

Initial reports yesterday out of Turkey indicated that Iverson, who is averaging 14 points and five assists-per-game for Besiktas Cola, may have suffered a career-ending leg injury. The Turkish sports website ajansspor.com reported Wednesday morning that Iverson had planned a press conference today to announce his retirement. But as of 9:30 pm local time in Istanbul, no announcement appeared to be forthcoming.

After the ajanssport.com report, Besiktas Cola Coach Ergin Ataman confirmed Wednesday afternoon that Iverson has a calf injury that may require surgery, from which Iverson could be back in six-to-eight weeks. (Including playoffs, the TBL schedule stretches to mid-June.)

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Source: Iverson Involved In Altercation In ATL

When we last saw Allen Iverson, he was spotted a month ago playing cards (photo below) at Atlanta’s new Wet Willies slushy drink bar location. Since then, multiple sources have told me that Iverson has become a regular at the bar, owned in part by NFL player Carlos Emmons.

Allen Iverson at Wet Willies in Atlanta

(Not the first time A.I. has gotten his Willie Wet in the ATL)

Not sure though if Mr. Emmons will be welcoming A.I. back to his establishment after last night.

Allen Iverson at Wet Willies in Atlanta

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Iverson Mom’s Bar Opens With 1 Hitch: No Booze

David Squires of the NEWPORT NEWS (VA) DAILY PRESS has the latest controversy involving the Iverson family that David Stern will happy to know doesn’t involve Allen being caught at the club or the slushy bar while he’s supposed to be looking after his sick four-year-old daughter.

Did Tawanna tell you that?

(No Ma’am)

Iverson’s mother Ann this week opened the Iverson Restaurant & Sports Lounge in Hampton, VA. Squires:

For a few weeks now, we’ve seen the marquee in front of the former Golden Palace Chinese restaurant at 2234 Cunningham Drive in Hampton.

Well, the Iverson venue is finally here - sort of.

Squires notes that at the sports bar, “the bartenders can only serve your favorite soft drinks and water.

It turns out that Ann is having a little trouble wrangling a liquor license.

Restaurant owner Ann Iverson — Allen’s mom - said she is still in discussions with officials from the local Alcoholic Beverage Control office to secure liquor licenses. Ms. Iverson will not comment further on that situation.

Insiders close to the acquisition of the liquor licenses say one snag is that neighboring businesses have complained that the Iverson clientele might spill over into parking spaces at the neighboring offices.

That’s an odd complaint, given those offices are likely to be long closed during peak Iverson Lounge hours. Plus, Iverson customers presumably could use the Peninsula Towne Center lot across the street — should business get that big.

For now, the restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., but it has been known to serve patrons after 5 p.m.

Now there’s a business model for you: Hmmm, I’ll take the hush puppies … with the Aquafina on the side.

Hard to believe that the mother of one of Hampton’s favorite sons is getting stonewalled on a liquor license. While I have no answer for that perplexing question, several commenters after the article might have provided some possible clues.

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Allen Iverson About To Go Broke? Not Even Close

Those who think Allen Iverson is closing in on financial ruin apparently are unaware of his recent house purchase. Atlanta real estate blog AIsForAtlanta.com reports this week:

Allen Iverson Undefeated Reebok Shoe

According to the transactions section in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, “The Answer” recently purchased a home at 675 Paces Ferry Road, a small gated community located in the Kingswood neighborhood in Buckhead. Read more…

Hope Iverson’s Sick 4-Year-Old Likes Wet Willies

Here’s a photo of Allen Iverson last Saturday night at the grand opening of a Wet Willies bar in Atlanta:

Allen Iverson at Wet Willies in Atlanta

(Iverson was playing spades with large-breasted patrons)

The photo was taken at 10 pm and Iverson is playing cards in the shot.

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Allen’s Iverson Wife Ready To Retire Marriage Too

Rhonda Cook of the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION reports:

Messiah Iverson Photos

(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. Read more…

Sixers GM’s Statement On Iverson ‘Personal Life’

The Philadelphia 76ers just released the following statement to the media:

Allen Iverson at the club

“After discussing the situation with Allen, we have come to the conclusion that he will not return to the Sixers for the remainder of the season, as he no longer wishes to be a distraction to the organization and teammates that he loves very deeply. Read more…

Hope Iverson’s Sick 4-Year-Old Likes Her Henny

While on leave from the Philadelphia 76ers to reportedly attend to his sick 4-year-old daughter Messiah, Allen Iverson spent the weekend away from home in Charlotte.

Allen Iverson partying in Charlotte with Jermaine Dupri

Iverson was at the CIAA weekend, and spent Saturday night partying at Club 935 in Charlotte with rap mogul Jermaine Dupri. (Yes, Iverson was there.)

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Video: LeBron’s Loose Ball Foul On Allen Iverson

LeBron James clearly got all ball on that one. Check that, Allen Iverson did.

LeBron James Gets All Ball On Allen Iverson

(Ol’ Skool NBA Rules: Tea To Make 2)

Sad to see Iverson now relegated to playing below the rim.

Video after the jump.

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