Allen Iverson names one star from today he wishes he could have played with
During his prime years with the Philadelphia 76ers, Allen Iverson was one of the best players in the NBA. The Answer won the 2001 MVP Award and was a four-time scoring champion.
Iverson, though, never played with another true star player on the Sixers. The lack of top-tier support was one of the main reasons Philadelphia failed to win a title during the A.I. era despite getting to the NBA Finals in 2001.
On the All The Smoke Podcast with former NBA small forwards Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Barnes asked Iverson which player he would want to play with from today’s group of superstars. The Hall of Famer initially picked Milwaukee Bucks swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo, but then Jackson reminded Iverson about Brooklyn Nets wing Kevin Durant.
“Was LeBron (James) in my era? Kind of…alright no. I’d love to play with Giannis (Antetokounmpo). Aw nah, nah, nah. Yeah, I’d love to play with KD. I love Giannis now. I love Giannis. I love Giannis. I’m trippin’ cuz I ain’t seen KD in a minute. So yeah, I’m trippin’ hard,” Iverson said.
“But no disrespect to Giannis. I love Giannis.”
Kevin Durant definitely isn’t a bad pick from Allen Iverson. KD is clearly one of the top scorers in NBA history. He will make his Nets debut in 2020-21 after missing the entire 2019-20 season recovering from the Achilles tear he suffered in Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals as a member of the Golden State Warriors.
Iverson, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016, finished his legendary NBA career with averages of 26.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists. He’s considered by many to be the “pound-for-pound GOAT.”