Allen Iverson Admits He'd Have A Higher Scoring Average In Today's NBA

Allen Iverson Admits He’d Have A Higher Scoring Average In Today’s NBA

Basketball purists have admitted in recent years that the way the game is played now and with recent rule changes, it’s much easier to score more points due to how defensive fouls are called. Knowing how the gamer was played while he was in the NBA, Allen Iverson stated that if he were playing in today’s games, he would definitely have a higher scoring average.

Iverson, who was the original A.I. before it was attributed to artificial intelligence appeared on Shaquille O’Neal’s The Big Podcast with Shaq recently. When posed with the question of how much he thinks he would average with the pace of today’s game, he responded that he’d average “10 more points” per game.

Looking like he didn’t really want to respond to the question for fear of “tootin” his own “horn,” after getting the okay from Shaq to do so, Iverson admitted that he’d score more. After revealing that in the year he lost the scoring title to Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant when “Black Mamba” averaged 35, Iverson had a 33-point average. He quickly stated that he would be averaging 43 points a game today.

“If I averaged… I lost the scoring title to Kobe the year he averaged 35. I averaged 33,” Iverson said. “And I’m just thinking like if I was to play in this era, where it’s wide open. If I can average 33 in a season, I’ma just take it up to 43. I know 10 points more.”

He got no argument from Shaq as the TNT commentator stated, “I agree with that.”

Iverson, who played for the Philadelphia 76ers at one point in his career, went back to the City of Brotherly Love last year to introduce a cannabis strain under former NBA player, Al Harrington’s Viola brand. The Iverson ’01 references the season that the Hampton, Virginia, native won his MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award. That was the same season that he led the 76ers to their last NBA Finals appearance. Although they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers team that had the Hall of Fame duo of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, the first game that the 76ers won was the only defeat that the Lakers suffered in that playoff season.

Allen Iverson Admits He’d Have A Higher Scoring Average In Today’s NBA

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