Allen Iverson Seen Begging for Change Outside Atlanta’s Lenox Mall

Allen Iverson Seen Begging for Change Outside Atlanta's Lenox Mall

“I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger,” said Iverson.

Troubled former NBA basketball player Allen Iverson was seen begging for change outside of Lenox Mall in Atlanta. Several mall patrons reported a man with a disheveled appearance harassing them for change.

When security arrived, they were shocked to see it was none other than basketball legend Allen Iverson. Iverson was asked to leave the premises by mall security.

Jason Seaworth, who works security at the mall, says it was very difficult for him to ask Iverson to leave as he was one of his childhood heroes. “One of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do was asking my hero to leave the mall. It was very sad to see him in such a bad place. I really hope he gets his life together and somehow returns to prominence,” Seaworth stated.

Allen Iverson fell on hard times when his basketball career abruptly ended. Though the 76ers legend is currently bankrupt, he does have a $30 million trust with Reebok, which he cannot access until he is 55-years-old.

Over his NBA career, Iverson made over $154.5 million in salary. The 39-year-old also racked up quite a bit of income in endorsements, bringing his income to over $200 million.

Iverson blew through his money at an alarming rate on gaudy jewelry, expensive cars, and other frivolous purchases. In 2012, a Georgia judge garnished his wages to satisfy a $859,896.46 debt to a jeweler.

During his divorce proceedings in 2012, Iverson told an Atlanta judge, “I don’t even have money for a cheeseburger,” while turning his pockets inside out.

While in the middle of a financial bind, Iverson purchased an elaborate mansion, but lost the property to foreclosure less than a year later. It is believed that he is now homeless and bounces around from home to home.

Iverson has been working hard to get his life back on track. He hopes to one day re-join the 76ers with an office position.

  • Wop

    proof it was him?

  • Brandon May

    I feel bad for him, but at the same time this is all his fault. If he wasn’t such an idiot when it came to spending his money he would still be living very comfortably in a mansion somewhere, but instead he is begging for money outside a mall. I hate to see a man that was once so proud be torn down like this, but damn. In the end, it is his fault. Go get a job at McDonalds in the meantime. It might ruin his pride, but it’s at least something better than begging for money because you are earning your money. Where are his ex teammates or family members? They can’t help the guy out any? Come on now. God Bless him and hopefully he gets his life back on track.

  • doug1970

    This is a classic example of athletes who do not grow up and expect everything to handed to them. They should be planning their future as athletes, no blowing their dough on cars, women, etc.

  • kpom

    Say what you will, but whoever structured that deal with Reebok was prescient, and Iverson will thank him or her in 16 years when he realizes he’s set for the rest of his life. We put these athletes on pedestals, but don’t teach them that even $150 million can come and go if you aren’t careful about it. For the next 16 years or so, hopefully Iverson can bide his time as a member of the middle class, perhaps coaching kids at a local school or taking a “regular” job in a store or office, knowing that someone thought of his future and set a lot of money aside for him later, which he’ll do a better job of keeping the second time around.

  • Jethro

    Good for all of you that don’t want to “judge”. I’m not that way though so I will, to hell with all of those scumbags that took advantage of A.I. throughout his life and NBA career. How dare they watch the man who supported them go through these times. There is NO reason A.I. should find himself having to beg for money when these scumbags owe him for what he’s done for them!

  • Tyson123

    Iverson is not broke.

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  • Dick hertz

    The ppsalms fo- fo -two is a biblical times quote with great meaning. He who rams the sheep gets rammed by the goat . Reverend Malcolm Jamal Warner . Episcopal south baptist church of ladder day saints . Phila pa .