Allen Iverson Is An Extraordinary Athlete

May 23, 2008 at 2:02pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

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Even though the Nuggets are out of the playoffs, Allen Iverson is my favorite NBA player. Pound for pound, he has to be one of the best professional basketball players out there, at least in terms of his offensive power. But speaking of his size, did you all know that Iverson is only 6 feet tall and 165 pounds?! I knew he was smaller than the average NBA player, but that is insanely small! 

Have a nice Memorial Day Weekend all.

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Dave K May 23, 2008 at 2:21pm

I think this wins the award for the most random post of all time!

Mr. T May 23, 2008 at 2:46pm

I was watching the playoffs a few weeks ago when the Nuggets were still in, and one of the announcers mentioned his height and weight. It blew my mind, and I haven’t been able to get that fact out of my head. Think about it: He is 165 pounds! 

Iverson is an inspiration for us “normal” sized people to aspire to in terms of general health and conditioning.

In anycase I hope the Celtics win this time.

Dave K May 23, 2008 at 2:59pm

I completely agree that he’s pound-for-pound one of the greatest, if not the greatest, of all time. He’s insanely fast, even though he’s ‘old’ and has every body part injured at some point.  Iverson single-handedly took the Sixers to the Finals a few years ago, and thankfully handed the Lakers their only loss of the playoffs that season. I don’t think I can name two other guys on that Sixers team.

I would really like to see him win a championship before he retires.  That would almost require he pull a Karl Malone or Gary Payton, since no GM is going to build around him anymore.  If he doesn’t win one, he’ll certainly belong on the top of the list of ‘greatest to never win a championship’.

 

As for the playoffs this year, I’m rooting for the (increasingly hated) Spurs.  They are a model sports franchise in almost every sense.  And Robert Horry is one of my favorite players of all time, and I want to see him go out on top.

Moses May 28, 2008 at 2:44pm

There have been many small players who were better basketball players than Iverson. True greatness is not just the ability to score.  Iverson reminds me of World B. Free. He could score at will but he did not make his teammates any better.  Bob Cousy, Hal Greer, Lenny Wilkens, Calvin Murphy, John Stockton and Nate “Tiny” Archibald were all better basketball players than Iverson. The reason Iverson never has and never will win a championship is simple.  He is a ball hog. He also has never learned to play defense.

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