Allen Iverson is being inducted into the Basketball Hall next month and the former 76ers great has been out and about, celebrating his extraordinary career and the impact he had on so many.
During a legendary sitdown with Jadakiss recently — Iverson talked about his top five NBA players of all-time, and his impact on the NBA and black American culture.
The Answer Picks His Top 5 And More
“Mike [Jordan], Shaq [O’Neal], Kobe [Bryant], LeBron [James]. [The fifth one] could be a lot of dudes,” he said.
Rather than pick one last player to fill out his roster, Iverson listed five active players in addition to James who impress him today, choosing Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony. Iverson’s preference for scoring point guards is no surprise, given that he averaged 26.7 PPG in his career, the seventh-best scoring average in NBA history.
“I was just being me,” Iverson said. “I didn’t plan none of it or whatever. I dressed and looked like the dudes from my hood that I grew up with.”
“The great feeling about it is all the young dudes now can be who they want to be and not be scared to dress and look the way they want to look,” he said.