Judge rips Iverson, calls former Nugget ‘hindrance’ to his children

Allen Iverson (Photo: Bleacher Report)

Allen Iverson (Photo: Bleacher Report)

Allen Iverson (Photo: Bleacher Report)

Allen Iverson (Photo: Bleacher Report)

ATLANTA, Ga — Allen Iverson, once considered the best player in the NBA, is a horrible, irresponsible, pathetic excuse for a parent. This is according to an Atlanta family court judge who issued a ruling about a custody battle involving the former Denver Nugget and his ex-wife Friday.

Iverson officially became a single man after the Atlanta judge signed off on his divorce from Tawanna Iverson, the mother of his five children.

And according to TMZ, in the final divorce decree, the judge unloaded on Iverson, saying:

“[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.

“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.”

The judge awarded Tawanna legal and physical custody of the kids. Allen has some visitation rights, but only if he abides by certain conditions.

Among them: Iverson must not drink alcohol for the next 18 months. And there’s more: Until all of his kids turn 18, he can’t consume alcohol within 24 hours of the times he has the kids.

He’s also been ordered to see a psychologist and attend AA meetings for a year.