Ray Allen Vs. Allen Iverson: Who’s the Better Player?

March 1st, 2011 by cleavie wonder Leave a reply »
I got into a heated discussion the other day about who has had the better overall career: Ray Allen or Allen Iverson.

While we agreed that both players were future Hall of Famers and that their credentials were undeniably stellar, we couldn't form a consensus on which player we would rather have. There is no right or wrong answer to this question (no pun intended), but let's take it to the court of public opinion.

In Allen Iverson's Defense

Allen Iverson is the greatest player 6'0" or under the NBA has ever seen. His toughness is unquestioned and his body of work speaks for itself.

Since being drafted No. 1 by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1996, Allen Iverson has been a 10-time All-Star, led the league in scoring four times, made the all-NBA team seven times (making the first team three times), has the second-highest playoff scoring average of all-time behind Michael Jordan and was the 2001 league MVP. 

With his killer crossover and urban swagger, Allen Iverson revolutionized the game of basketball as we know it. He has left an indelible impression on the NBA landscape forever.


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