Report: Judge Garners Allen Iverson's Wages To Repay Jewelry Debt
A Georgia judge has taken control of the bank account owned by Allen Iverson in order to repay an $859,896.46 debt, according to TMZ.
In 2010 Iverson was sued by Alydin & Company Jewelers for not paying a $375,000 bill. Despite a ruling from the judge that Iverson must pay the jewelers, the former NBA MVP still failed to reimburse Alydin & Company, forcing a second judgment in favor of the plaintiffs for $859,896.46 for the original billing as well as court costs, legal fees, and interest.
TMZ reports that despite the second default judgment, Iverson had still not paid the jewelers which finally forced the judge to allow the store to directly pull the money from Iverson’s Wells Fargo bank account.
It was reported earlier this year that the former Philadelphia 76ers star would like to make a comeback in the NBA. During his prime, Iverson was one of the best scorers in league history. Between 1999 and 2005 he led the league in scoring five times, averaging over 30 points scored per game four times. Despite his dominance however, he has never won an NBA title.