Now that Allen Iverson is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, it’s easy to talk about his 14-year career.
He was the 2007 Rookie of the Year, the league MVP in 2001, an 11-time All-Star, and four-time scoring champion.
He was also a polarizing player.
Iverson said what was on his mind, much to the chagrin of the Philadelphia Sixers organization who drafted him out of Georgetown in 1996 but by 2006 had had enough.
He also changed the culture of the NBA, making cornrows, tattoos, and the arm sleeve a norm and making the bond between basketball and hip-hop even more solid.
Now, we can all look at AI and agree he is an NBA icon and as a Hall of Famer, one of the greatest to play the game. But who does “The Answer” say is the five greatest?
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Iverson recently sat down with his longtime friend and rapper Jadakiss to discuss who not only AI says is the top-5 players of all time, but who he thinks the top-5 MC’s of all time were.
Some of the guys on his hoops and hip-hop lists may shock you, while there’s probably some you agree with, too.