Allen Iverson thinks 2007-08 Nuggets team was most talented he’s played with
Allen Iverson is mostly remembered as a Philadelphia 76ers legend who led his underdog team to the NBA Finals. He played his first 12 seasons in the City of Brotherly Love and was then traded a couple of times, including a stop with the Denver Nuggets.
According to Gina Mizell from The Denver Post, Iverson spoke about his time with the Nuggets and had nothing but positive things to say about his time there:
“I’ve never played with so many talented guys on one team — Melo, Marcus, Kenyon and so on. It was just a great experience for me, and I’ll always remember the time that I was here. I had so much fun night in and night out.”
Iverson teamed up with a young Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith, Nene Hilario, Marcus Camby and Kenyon Martin to form a truly special Nuggets team and as evidenced by the quote above, the Georgetown product still remembers the two years he spent with the franchise while holding that group of players in high regard.
He was first traded away from the Sixers in December 2006. In 2007-08, his only full season in a Nuggets uniform, Iverson averaged 26.4 points, 7.1 assists, three rebounds and two steals. He led the league free throws made and minutes played, showing he was still a very talented player despite being 32 years old. Iverson led the team in scoring in 44 out of the team’s 82 regular season games.
Even though that 2008 Nuggets team won 50 games, they barely made the playoffs, entering as the eight seed. There was only a gap of 7 wins between the number one seed and them. The Nuggets got swept in the first round by the Los Angeles Lakers and Iverson was traded to the Detroit Pistons in the middle of their next season.
It is a shame we did not get to see more from those Nuggets. The team was so offensively talented that the popular basketball games franchise NBA2K added the ’08 Nuggets to their roster this year. Fans around the world love it.
The 07-08 Nuggets team is unfair to play with on 2k lmfaoooo
— Rob (@RobMullen1728) November 13, 2017