Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson turned himself in to authorities early Tuesday morning.
Iverson, 27, is being accused of several offenses. He allegedly forced his way into a West Philadelphia apartment and confronted two men, threatening them with a handgun. He was said to be looking for his wife, Tawanna.
Gregory Iverson, who is Allen Iverson's uncle, also turned himself in at dawn. The uncle was allegedly with Iverson when the 76ers superstar barged into the West Philadelphia apartment.
Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham had said Allen Iverson faces felony counts of criminal trespassing, criminal conspiracy and violations of the Uniform Firearms Act.
The basketball star was also charged with misdemeanors of simple assaults, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, possession of an instrument of crime and another violation in relation to the Uniform Firearms Act.
Gregory Iverson faces 11 felony and misdemeanor offenses and faces a maximum of 54 years in prison if convicted of all charges.
In 1993, Allen Iverson was arrested in a Hampton, Virginia bowling-alley brawl and spent four months in prison before then-Governor Douglas Wilder granted clemency. The Virginia Court of Appeals overturned the conviction in 1995.
In 1997, Allen Iverson pleaded no contest to a gun charge after police in Richmond stopped a car in which he was a passenger and found a gun belonging to Iverson and two marijuana cigarettes. He pleaded no contest to the gun charge, and a marijuana possession charge was dropped. He was sentenced to probation and suspended by the league for one game.
Allen Iverson was also criticized for the release of the controversial rap single "40 Bars" in October 2000. He drew heavy criticism from civil rights groups and earned a reprimand from NBA commissioner David Stern. After a meeting with Stern, Iverson agreed to eliminate the most offensive words from the album's final version.
Allen Iverson led the NBA in scoring during the past regular season, averaging 31.4 points. A three-time All-Star, he led the 76ers to the 2001 NBA Finals for the first time in 18 years.
With files from Sports Network