Allen Iverson drops 100 points through seven straight quarters of the 2001 playoffs: 26 in the 4th quarter of Game 6 of the ECF, 44 in Game 7, 30 in the 1st half of Game 1 of the Finals (youtube.com)
[–][MIN] Ricky RubioGoochNibbler 186 指標 4 月前
It seems that pretty much any time AI is brought up on /r/nba and compared against other all-time greats he gets a ton of criticism for how inefficient he was and how his game wouldn't translate to the modern NBA - there was a recent post about his standing in historical rankings and I had an exchange in the comments with someone who claimed sincerely that he could probably think of 10 current bench players he'd rather have on his team than AI (I realize this isn't by any means a popular opinion, but it made me angry so I'm going to bring it up anyway) - but AI dragging a Sixers team whose other best players were Theo Ratliff and the corpse of Dikembe Mutombo to the finals and dropping 48 in game 1 of the finals to shock one of the most dominant teams of all time and deny them the only perfect playoff run in NBA history will forever be one of of the most impressive inpidual feats pulled off by an NBA player. Flawed as he may have been, AI was pound for pound one of the greatest to ever play the game.
[–]Lakersxodus112 34 指標 4 月前
I'm not the biggest AI fan, but whoever said there were 10 bench players better than him in today's NBA is someone who shouldn't be listened to. That said, you're downplaying Mutombo, who won the DPOY that season. That's hardly a corpse by any standard. AI is a guy that I often see grossly overrated or underrated. I've seen people say he's top-10 all-time, which is absurd to me. Then there are people who act like he was a scrub. AI was an amazing talent but he was also one of the most flawed superstars in NBA history, imo.
[–]COMMENT_DESERVES_Au 33 指標 4 月前
Completely agree, an NBA GOAT for sure.
[–]Chinaski14 23 指標 4 月前
Growing up in the Philly area this guy was not a basketball player, he was a god. On the playground it was always who was "Kobe" and who was "AI"...anyone who thinks this guy wasn't an all time great is crazy. There are many things Allen Iverson is not, but a fantastic basketball player is not one of them. Dude is a legend.
[–][PHI] Andrew Toney40Vert 7 指標 4 月前
For those that misunderstood: Ratliff was traded for Mutombo, they weren't A.I's teammates at the same time
[–]WarriorsOfficialSamOfTheNBA 11 指標 4 月前
To me, AI was the most fearless player of all time. The dude would get mauled on every drive and keep coming back for more. I truly love that part of AI's game.
[–]76ersColeTrickleVroom 8 指標 4 月前
Shaq touched on it in his HOF speech saying AI was the one guy who when Shaq would knock him down as a message to say "Don't come in here" Iverson would keep coming back and eventually Shaq would end up on the bench in foul trouble.
Iverson was tough as nails.
[–][PHI] Allen IversonJeeReG 39 指標 4 月前
The people who shit on Iverson never watched him play
[–]PistonsBlacksheepoftheworld 4 指標 4 月前
When someone downplays AI in a conversation, that's where I end the basketball conversation. At that point I realize, they don't know what the fuck they are talking about anymore.
[–]Pistonsspalding1250 9 指標 4 月前
Man I miss AI. Dude was really smooth
[–]NWSlushi 12 指標 4 月前
He made me want to get cornrows... And I'm white.
[–]WizardsExoguana 3 指標 4 月前
Porzingis did it. Why can't you?
[–][PHI] Andrew Toney40Vert 2 指標 4 月前
That 26 point 4th quarter is the third highest in playoff history IIRC. That game was a blowout by half time (I think it was a 30 point lead for the Bucks). Ray was killing the Sixers with devastating threes, they sat Iverson for the third till he said "Put me back in" and he attempted a comeback preventing the Bucks from cruising to a victory.