Allen Iverson Wants Some Answers from Bleacher Report
You show us a completely subjective list of all-time greatest players in any sport, and we'll show you a pissed off current or former athlete.
Well, mission accomplished.
While we can pick this list apart until the locusts come, there was one glaring omission to these arbitrary rankings that merits conversation.
That's right, Allen Iverson has been disrespected.
Of course, The Answer wasn't laughing after skimming this list and finding his name in the honorable mentions section:
Allen Iverson feels disrespected after Bleacher Report left him out of their top 50. Also believes Kobe Bryant should be ranked higher than 14 🔥 pic.twitter.com/1bwzYfFlrh— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 29, 2019
He's certainly got a point about Kobe:
Bleacher Report’s top 15 players of all time:— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 26, 2019
But back to the former Sixer.
For a little context, Pao Gasol checked in at No 46 on the list:
Wait. Bleacher Report ranked Pau Gasol as a top-50 player, but not Allen Iverson?— Ben Stinar (@BenStinar) September 27, 2019
Please educate the children who A.I. was, and how he built the culture of the NBA to be what it is today pic.twitter.com/nng0tJoD76
That's so very wrong.
The Internet quickly came to the rescue:
You’re crazy if you think Allen Iverson isn’t a Top 50 player of all time. pic.twitter.com/Lnda9H1ZSc— Brian (@_ValTown_) September 26, 2019
Wait... Allen Iverson is on that B/R list as an..... honorable mention? pic.twitter.com/zQT0OCJCtR— Double L must Rock The Bells (@LoveThePuck) September 26, 2019
All-Time Playoff PPG leaders:— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) October 1, 2019
Michael Jordan - 33.45
Allen Iverson - 29.73
Jerry West - 29.13
Kevin Durant - 29.09
LeBron James - 28.92
Rick Barry - 27.33
Elgin Baylor - 27.04
Stephen Curry - 26.50
George Gervin - 26.46
Hakeem Olajuwon - 25.90
That stat alone should put Iverson in the Top 25.
Maybe if he'd just taken practice a bit more seriously.
That simply never gets old.