Why Wasn’t Allen Iverson Treated Like LeBron James?

April 26th, 2010 by Dwyane Montell Leave a reply »
Today the face of the NBA is LeBron James. He is easily the best player in the league and is still entering his prime. He is turning into a icon and is arguably the most popular athlete in the world. James is putting up amazing statistics and is about to win his second MVP and many people are predicting that his Cleveland Cavaliers will win the NBA Championship this season.

The NBA loves it, everyone loves LeBron, retired legends praise him and the media loves him too. It seems like they are sometimes trying to say he is the greatest to ever play the game and he rarely gets negative press. David Stern loves it because the best player in the league is a dancing, smiling, marketable icon who can make him millions of dollars for many more years. The last player that was treated this good was Michael Jordan and even he did not get this much love.

But remember how badly the player who bridged the gap between the Jordan and LeBron era was treated? Remember how badly Allen Iverson was treated.

After Michael Jordan retired Allen Iverson became the face of the NBA. He would go on to become the leagues best player for many years. He would go on to have one ...

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