Allen Iverson’s Addictions Causing Him To Go Flat Broke?!

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Damn, it’s a bad season for athletes all around. Bossip just caught wind that Allen Iverson’s additions to alcohol and gambling are causing him to go broke:

Our highly placed source reports: Allen’s gambling problem is getting the best of him. He’s cleaned out a lot of his bank accounts. He’s being very reckless and foolish with his money and it’s showing in his behavior. Hopefully being banned from the Detroit casinos will serve as a wake up call. He’s even reached out various outlets for financial assistance.


Here’s the casino drama we’re re:

Allen Iverson has gone from being a one-man economic stimulus plan for the city’s downtown casinos to persona non grata. He has spent a ton of money down there, but recently he’s been banned from both MGM and Greektown casinos.

The NBA is looking into a disturbance at Greektown that involved one of Iverson’s body guards. Iverson may have been trying to act as a peacemaker but his body guard was involved in some kind of tussle.

Iverson, though, has been banned mostly for his boorish behavior. He is a bad loser, and he loses a lot, often throwing his chips or cards at the dealer. He has been warned about improper behavior at the tables repeatedly. He is often loud and disruptive, according to witnesses, rude to dealers, other players and the wait staff.

Earlier this season, Iverson caused a disturbance at a casino outside of Minneapolis. He’s also earned a bad reputation at Atlantic City.

You know Iverson’s behavior has to be really bad for a casino to ban him. As much money has he spends and losses, and with the casinos all fighting bankruptcy, wow, he had to be a nightmare.


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  • Rena

    what broke

  • john hope franklin

    good luck buddy..

  • Moreaces

    He needs to put the booze down.

  • Txhustla15(Loungin in the Austin Weather)

    Sounds credible just like the pre-war intelligence ..

  • Bella Caramella*

    AI please get it together.



    LMBAO @ DR. WINKIE!!!!!

  • HarlemWorld

    Chill out A.I. this is not a good look… You need this next contract!

  • juicy

    its sad that his life is unfolding in this way and that worst thing about it is the effect it is having on his family hopefully he will get some help but its the usual case where people with a lot of money getting bored and feeling like they can get away with anything

  • Back on My Swag

    AI is no where near broke…if he retires he will receive between 10-50 stacks a month… FO LIFE!!

    But, he does have a very weak-minded wife and a co-dependent mother. Without a strong sista by his side, he was left to the voltures that are his friends (new and old) and groupies.

  • c from stl

    a fool and his money shall soon part…

  • Shawne08

    Lies! He is no where near being broke!

  • sherockz1

    AI’s vices aren’t anything new to the game.
    He’s just getting an early jump on it.

    Michael Jordon waited until he ended his career before he became the gambling addict/alkee.


    @ HarlemWorld

    Chill out A.I. this is not a good look… You need this next contract!


    ‘Aint gonna be no “next contract”. He’s near THE END.

  • barb

    apparently im the only one who finds this funny.

    i have little to no sympathy for adult dummies. especially rich ones.


    Besides…rule #1 of free enterprise is:

    The corollary to that rule is:


  • Fools Paradise

    No matter how rich or poor. If your sick, owe the government or the mob you’ll end up broke.

    “A fool and his money are…Hey, where’s my wallet?”

  • Brooklyn, Stand UP!™

    Sad…. Hope he recovers. Good luck Allen.

  • white male

    Is AI happy Obama raised his taxes??

    Its hard to believe a guy who has made like 200 million dollars is broke, even if the government takes half, AI made about 25 million this year alone.

  • WordtotheWise

    Some of you need to understand that AI is a grown man. Quit blaming his wife and family for HIS behavior. The problem with a lot of women is that they want to mother, rescue and save the men they are with. Try having tough love and allow these grown men to take responsibility for their actions. Unless you know AI, you don’t know what his wife/family have done to help him, but a person can’t be helped unless they choose to help themselves. Women quit trying to be your man’s mama. Make him grow up. I’m not saying we don’t help and support our man, but ultimately HE has to be the one to want to change. We try to change men too much and we fail.

  • WordtotheWise

    BTW, I don’t know if the story is true or not, I just wanted to throw my opinion out there based on the story.

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  • CottonCandy

    How could A.I. be so foolish? He makes millions a year and is about to go broke? His poor kids. He has a gang on them too.

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