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Country Club Says NBA’s Iverson Stiffed It

(CN) - Former NBA star Allen Iverson and his wife owe a Georgia country club over $18,000 in past-due assessments, the exclusive venue north of Atlanta claims in court.

Iverson was the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2001 and played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Memphis Grizzlies during a 15-year career.

He retired from the NBA on Oct. 30, 2013, and since then he and his wife, Tawanna, have divided their time between homes in Delrey Beach, Fla. and Atlanta.

In a complaint filed in the Fulton County superior court Nov. 12, the Country Club of the South Homeowners Association claims the Iversons have "failed and refused to pay timely the lawful assessments ... and are indebted to the Association in the principal amount of $18,550.31."

The club, the centerpiece of which is Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, claims the couple is also responsible for paying late charges, costs of collection, interest accruing at a rate of 18 percent, and attorney's fees.

It is represented by Weissman, Nowark, Curry & Wilco, P.C. in Atlanta represent the plaintiff.

Representatives of the country club did not respond to a telephone call from Courthouse News requesting comment.

Allen and Tawanna Iverson also did not respond to requests for comment left by phone and through the former athlete's website.

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