Ex-teammate on Allen Iverson: he’s one of most loyal people you’d ever meet

roshown-mcleodFormer NBA player Roshown McLeod, who had switch from being an active player to coaching due to injuries, went on the Brown and Scoop podcast, where he recalled some of his NBA-related stories.

In particular, he spoke of Allen Iverson, with whom he played in Philadelphia.

“He definitely deserved [to be in] the Hall of Fame,” Mcleod said. “He’s been a freak of nature from day one, from the first time I saw him. And you just know that a guy like that is going to be special. So now he’s in the Hall of Fame, and he’s in his rightful place.”

McLeod went on to say that Iverson is that rare breed of players who force you to play at a level that’s higher than what you can expect from yourself, regardless if you’re playing with or against him.

“And when you got a guy like that, he just accomplishes great things,” McLeod said. “Allen did, at his size, what no other player in our game could do at that level for so long.”

McLeod also shared an interesting detail on Allen Iverson off the court.

“Iverson happens to be one of the most loyal people you’d ever meet,” McLeod said. “If he loves you, he loves you, no matter who you are, what you do. When I was on his team, he showed me nothing but love.”

Roshown McLeod played 3 years in the NBA, for Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers. He averaged career high 9.6 ppg and 3.4 rpg during the 2000-2001 season. McLeod played in a total of 113 games (started in 45), averaging 7.2 ppg and 2.7 rpg in 18.8 mpg.

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