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Allen Iverson

WORST PARENT EVER

... Says Judge

2/3/2013 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0201-allen-iverson-gettyAllen Iverson -- once considered the best player in the NBA -- is a terrible parent ... a horrible, irresponsible, pathetic excuse for a parent ... this according to an Atlanta family court judge.

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

But in the final divorce decree, the judge UNLOADS on A.I. ... 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 has awarded Tawanna legal and physical custody of the kids. Allen has some visitation rights ... but ONLY if he abides by certain conditions.

Among them ... Allen must NOT drink a drop of alcohol for the next 18 months. And there's more  ... until all of his kids become adults [18+], he can't consume alcohol within 24 hours of the times he has the kids.

He's also been ordered to see a shrink and attend AA meetings for a year.

We reached out to Allen for comment -- but he wasn't there for us when we needed him.

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Sourtave    

Why is people believing this I seen him with his kids he is not a bad parent and his wife is not ugly SMFH people will believe anything

636 days ago
32.

MAX    

just like the other 99% of his kind

636 days ago
33.

xxx    

Sounds like a typical divorce judge who always sides with the woman. I've never heard anything about him getting in trouble with alcohol, and the judge was probably a woman. I'm sure his ex-wife will get a huge financial settlement from this also that will just be her paycheck instead of earning her own living and paying for half of what the kids need.

636 days ago
34.

O PINYON8TD    

Who cares? Now for the important question...does he still have a nice jump shot?

636 days ago
35.

Bill Leslie    

Obama family values, ya'll.

636 days ago
36.

anonymous    

of course he looks bad. He is drunk a lot of the time. Being drunk and making bad decisions. Some people can't see that their acts are affecting other's when they're hammered constantly.

636 days ago
37.

MarieD1969    

Lol, the writers can be kinda funny sometime. He don't have to be there for tmz!! He should stand up and be a man for them damn kids..SMDH! No longer a fan...

636 days ago
38.

Laura    

I hope for the children's sake he changes. But I seriously doubt if he does.

636 days ago
39.

Yourkiddingmeright    

What a POS

636 days ago
40.

Pat    

This sucks. The guy has the monetary means to take care of his children but is in no way mature enough. I hope he gets his **** together for his kids sake.

636 days ago
41.

chakracon    

too bad thugs are allowed to play basketball...since basketball players are a dime a dozen, who cares about this bitch

636 days ago
42.

BlackNormanBates    

U wanna find his dead beat ass right now he is in Charlotte NC trying to still be young living from hotel to hotel... youd think he would at least have a house to show for all the money he made... he will probably be right here in Charlotte for the CIAA tournament... use to have mad respect for this guy but to be arrogant and not give a damn about your kids is the most selfish thing ever... he will be broke by the end of the year anyway, he was looking real bummy on Wednesday night at RePublic night club...

636 days ago
43.

NYCBlackMan    

SMH..................ALWAYS GOTTA BE A BLACK MAN RIGHT?????????? please people wake up stop breaking down our race! TRUTH!

636 days ago
44.

Sherron    

Why do people in this day and age keep having children they obviously don't want?? Their are birth control shots that last up to five years, use them!! I'm just as sick of these women who have these children just to get money, they are disgusting! In the end the children suffer and so does society!!

636 days ago
45.

Joey Jr    

LOSER , LOSER, LOSER LOSER ANOTHER GREAT EXAMPLE ABOUT WHAT IS WRONG WITH US! This idiot will get a big fat paycheck and have all his fan to cheer him on , go ALLEN , GO LOHAN , GO KARDASHION , GO CHRIS BROWN , WE LOVE YOU ALL

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