There were times, when Allen Iverson was considered incredible. He was the new breed, new blood that took the NBA to new heights. Along with that, Iverson had a big influence on the game and its players.
Today, there’s another incredible player in the NBA, says Iverson. And his name is Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors.
“You know that that guy is here. He’s incredible. He’s different. He’s something we’ve never seen. We’ve never seen this,” Iverson said, speaking with Sixers.com.
“It’s crazy to me, like just me being the biggest Michael Jordan fan, to see somebody come around like this. I have my idea of me being incredible, you know what I mean? But this dude right here, like it’s different,” he said.
Iverson, who led the NBA in scoring four times, went on to praise Curry.
“It’s a whole different monster, as far as his handle and the way he shoots? C’mon. You know you ain’t never seen nothing like this,” Iverson said of Curry.
Iverson knows a thing of two about “incredible” – he battled both Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James – the three “incredibles” the NBA had in the last 25-30 years.
Iverson last played in the NBA in the 2009-10 season, and he officially retired in 2013. However, along the way, the 1996 No. 1 overall pick and 11-time All-Star had a 10-game stint with the Turkish Basketball League’s Besiktas in 2010-11.
Iverson, spent 14 seasons in the NBA, playing in 914 NBA games (901 started), and holds career average of 26.7 points per game, and 6.2 assists per game, with 41.1 minutes per game.
He scored a total of 24,368 career points. He was the winner of both the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year honors. He is an 11-time All-Star, and 4-time NBA scoring champion.
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