During their Hall of Fame careers, Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson and Phoenix Suns icon Steve Nash had plenty of battles on the basketball court.
While neither superstar was able to win a championship, both guys won MVP awards and established themselves as basketball greats.
During a recent interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post, Nash talked about what the toughest thing about guarding Iverson was back in the day when he was a dominant player on the Sixers.
“It was awesome playing against Allen, great competitor, played our whole careers against each other. Such a dynamic ballhandler, penetrator, shotmaker. The toughest thing about Allen was he gets to the foul line. You could live with some of the shooting, you could live with some of the playmaking, but he got to the line and that broke your back so many times.”
Allen Iverson won the 2001 MVP award with the Sixers. He’s universally recognized as the pound-for-pound GOAT.
AI finished his legendary NBA career with averages of 26.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
Steve Nash, who won two MVP awards with the Suns, averaged 14.3 points, 3.0 boards and 8.5 assists during his stellar NBA career. He’s now the new head coach of Brooklyn Nets and will get to work with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving every day.
Iverson told Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson on “All The Smoke” that he knew Nash was going to be a head coach one day due to his high basketball acumen. The Answer is rooting for Nash to have success in Brooklyn.
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