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BIG3 news: Allen Iverson says coaching Kobe Bryant in 3-on-3 league ‘would be love’

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The BIG3 regular season has come to an end and with that come the hopes of next season for Allen Iverson and his team, 3’s Company, who mustered a 3-5 win-loss record through the eight-week tour.

But the addition of a star player of the highest caliber can change the team’s fortune right from the get-go, according to the four-time scoring champion.

TMZ Sports caught up with Iverson and asked him about the possibility of his one-time NBA Finals rival joining his team for Season 2.

“That would be love,” Iverson said… “love, baby.”

Iverson and Bryant have had their careers intertwine since being drafted in 1996, with the latter admitting to spend a lot of time in the film room trying to decipher how to get the upper hand on the 6-foot scoring machine.

The two have since been utterly complimentary of each other thanks to the mutual respect that comes from being diehard competitors on the court.

Iverson has been limited to coaching duties for the most part during this first season, but bringing a competitive monster like Bryant could be enough reason to make him drop the clipboard and lace them up again to join his 1996 NBA draftmate.

Bryant has been content with his entrepreneurial life and has been last spotted vacationing at Portofino, Italy. The Black Mamba posed a challenge to lose some weight after letting himself go during his last vacation, so maybe this could be the start of a potential return to the court.