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Allen Iverson Doesn't Understand Why Kobe Bryant isn't in the G.O.A.T. Discussion

Allen Iverson Doesn't Understand Why Kobe Bryant isn't in the G.O.A.T. Discussion

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Is Kobe one of the G.O.A.T.s?

Who is the greatest NBA player of all time? While the consensus is still probably Michael Jordan, 15-year veteran LeBron James has been making a late-career push for that G.O.A.T. spot.

However, if you ask future hall-of-famer Allen Iverson, there is one name missing from this debate: Kobe Bryant.

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Allen Iverson recently gave an interview to UNGUARDED.  In a snippet that was released on the site’s Instagram page, AI was seen questioning why Kobe doesn’t get put in the same class as Michael Jordan and LeBron James.

A.I. said:

LeBron is great, first of all…When they talk about comparing him to Mike, I don’t understand how they don’t have the debate when it comes to Kobe. I don’t get it. What, you forgot or something? I really think they forgot. I really think they forgot the Mamba, man. Certified serial killer, man.

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Iverson has first-hand perspective on this; he’s played against all three guys at different points in his career. (In 2001, Allen Iverson led the Philadelphia 76ers to the NBA Finals against the Kobe and Shaquille O’Neal-led Los Angeles Lakers.)

Check out the clip of the interview below.



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