Matt Barnes Says Allen Iverson Used To Drop $40,000 At The Strip Club

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 23: Former Philadelphia 76ers player Allen Iverson walks onto the court to deliver the game ball before the game against the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center on May 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

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There are plenty stories of Allen Iverson’s spending habits out there. This one may take the cake.

In an interview for Sports Illustrated, Matt Barnes recounts how Iverson would spend $30-40k at the strip club and how he would scoop some of the money under his chair.

Allen was the first guy that showed me how NBA players spend money in strip clubs. That guy went. HARD. He’d throw so much money, and this was when I was first in the league, that I used to take my foot and scoop the s–t under my chair and either re-throw it or put some in my pocket. He’d throw $30,000, $40,000 every time we went. I’m like, “You realize what I can do with this money?”

We can’t hate on Barnes here for scooping up some of the money for himself, $40k is the annual salary of most normal Americans.

Iverson on the other hand is just another cautionary tale for athletes on how not to spend money during their carers.

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