Allen Iverson Was Better Than Dwyane Wade in His Career

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The NBA has sparked debate among fans for generations. Mark Jackson recently stated that Dwyane Wade is the third greatest shooting guard of all time behind Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, respectively.

Wade is a three-time champion, but he has been fortunate enough to win championships when surrounded with good talent. If not for some goods moves by Pat Riley, would Wade be considered a better player than Allen Iverson?

Over their first five seasons in the league, Wade and Iverson averaged 24 and 26.4 points per game, respectively. Each of them had one Finals appearance, but Iverson was not able to capture a championship. Comparing the talent on the Miami Heat‘s roster in 2006 to the Philadelphia 76ers of 2001 shows that Iverson had to carry much more of the load for his team than Wade.

Iverson carried a team to the finals with Aaron McKie and Eric Snow as his primary help on offense. Wade played with Shaquille O’Neal in his final season as a dominant big man. He also had Alonzo Mourning, Antoine Walker and Gary Payton contributing late in their careers.

Wade is a better on-ball defender, but he and Iverson created turnovers by playing the passing lanes. Iverson averaged 2.2 steals during his career, while Wade currently sits at 1.8. If Iverson had a player of O’Neal’s caliber in 2001, he would’ve won a ring without question.

So Iverson put up the better individual numbers, and had a much larger impact on basketball from a cultural aspect. Wade has three more championships, and has played with far more talented teams than Iverson ever did.

By virtue of rings, Wade will be considered better than Iverson, but the latter could do more with less. For that reason, Iverson is a better player than Wade.

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  • James

    I completely agree!! Thank you for finally stating what ive been thinking. Its a shame that now he’s retired nobody wants to remember just how good he was. Everyone wants to use these made up metrics to say how good a player is but id rather just use my eyes and iverson literally did things every night that made you say wow!

    • Ben Davis

      Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say but nothing comes out when they move their lips just a bunch of gibberish motherfuckers act like they forgot about Wade. I am a huge fan. Put to say that ai is better than Wade and use the argument that you used you can make that same argument against Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Truth of the matter is Wade is a bigger unselfish version of Allen Iverson.

      • James

        The reason he can be so unselfish is because he’s played with shaq and lebron and bosh… Ai played with snow and mkie and Tyrone hill..

        • Ben Davis

          Wade did not play with Shaq. Kobe played with Shaq.. Wade played with plain ole Shaquille O’Neal. Shaquille O’Neal at that point in his career was not The Shaq that Kobe played with or the ScottIe that Michael Jordan played with.

          • James

            You might wanna check your stats… Shaq averaged 23 and 11 the year miami won the title! Thats pretty good right there. I mean those stats are better than all 3 of the guys i named combined.

          • Ben Davis

            ever . ybody knows that playoffs is where the season starts. Shaquille wasn’t even the second leading scorer on that 2006 championship team. He was being outplayed by Dampier on most nights. Alonzo Mourning was brought back from death damn near. White chocolate, Antoine Walker was the second leading scorer. Stop hating on Wade. Allen Iverson has never had a season like Wades 2008-2009 season Period. in fact LeBron is the only active player that has a season debatable against Wades 2008 2009 season. wat has always been better at making better Shot selections. Kobe had Shaq when he was avatar in 38 and 1 of those playoffs. Why that discredit him and, not dwyane wade?

          • James

            Man you need to check all your stats again! Iverson had 3 consecutive years of dwayne wades best year! Lets see iverson 04/05 30.7 4.0 7.9 05/06 33.0 3.2 7.4 06/07 31.2 2.7 7.3. Oh yea lets throw in 2.4 steals a game as well.

          • Ben Davis

            How convenient of you to display the stats that way… The most impressive stat of Wade’s 2008-09 Season is that he shot 49%> While Iverson shot 42%.. He took waay more shots than Wade… Wade had more blocks than Tim Duncan and Shaq that season.. Where he finished 15th overall… He was second in steals.. and there was no SHAQUILLE ONEAL on his team… You could also make the case that his team at that point was worse than Iverson’s 04-05 team. Stop skewing stats to make arguments… Also Iverson was more of a scoring PG.. Like Westbrook.. I Love A.I. but to say that he was better than Wade is just not true… They did put on shows when the competed against one another though… But let’s not act like Iverson didn’t suck when he played for Detroit, got cutt from Miami when we were scouting Patrick Beverly. Let’s not act like he didn’t play with Melo… Just stop it… AI is the Best scoring little man to ever play this game… but we all know that there is more to the game than just jacking up shots to get your 30 even if it is at the expense of your TEAM… People don’t luckily when Championships… Especially players at Wade’s category… He always did what he needed to do to win… He has the Greatest NBA FINALS in IN NBA HISTORY… Even greater than Mike’s…

          • James

            Well no point in arguing with someone who doesn’t know their facts… Iverson never played for miami!

          • Ben Davis

            Um.. He tried out and got CUT dummy… B4 he went to Detroit.

          • James

            Ummm wow you really aren’t very smart… He got traded from denver to Detroit dumbass!!! He never ever ever EVER tried out for miami!!

          • Ben Davis
          • Ben Davis

            http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?754680-Prime-Allen-Iverson-or-Dwyane-Wade-Who-s-better

            Wade’s earlier career he was A.I. 2.0… A Bigger smarter version… Without Iverson’s impact there wouldn’t be a Wade.. But Wade has accomplished much more and done more for the game than Iverson… you could even credit Wade for the Rise of Lebron’s James and his maturity…. He created a Legacy in Miami.. He was the Piece that made everything that they have accomplished possible… Where as Sixers got rid of Iverson…

          • James

            Wade has done more for the game the iverson??? There would be no wade without iverson! Ai is the second most important cultural figure in nba history behind only mj!

          • Donna_Jenkins

            Thanks, James! Awesome posts.

          • dcthemvp

            Are you an idiot or what? Wade idolized his game after MJ and Vince carter, not iverson. Sure, iverson influenced everyone to be fancy with the ball, but saying “there would be no wade without ai” is absutely foolish!!

          • Ben Davis

            I mean you can admit that Iverson had an impact on Wade’s career.. but because of that you can’t say that he is better… Nobody is saying that Dr. Jay and David Thompson is better than jordan because Jordan took some things away from them.

          • dcthemvp

            There would be no Miami heat legacy without dwyane wade. Kobe just might have 6 rings already. Lebron might of still been choking. Boston’s big 3 might have more rings. Doc rivers might still be coaching the celtics. Hell, Phil Jackson might still be coaching the lakers. For all we know the bobcats could be on top. So, yes, wades done more for the game than iverson. Just look at Philadelphia! Now look at Miami, idiot!

          • James

            You keep mentioning rings.. So does that mean every player who has won a ring is better than iverson? So robert horry who has won like 8 rings is he the best player in nba history?

          • dcthemvp

            No, Sherlock, cause under that logic bill Russell would be the best in nba history with 11 rings. And by the way, Horry won like 7 rings, and not like 8. Keep digging.

          • Ben Davis

            In certain aspects of the game, botht Rodman and Robert Horry are better than both. because of knowing how to sacrifice in order to become championships.. But Wade is still trying to add and compete for a title. We forget post season Lebron with out Wade…

          • Ben Davis

            SHould I have said that Wade has done more good for the NBA??

          • James

            Umm thats great and all. If you’re trying to use that video to prove wade is better then you really are an idiot! Wade 48 points… Iverson 38 points and 16 ASSISTS!!! OH yea and iversons team won!!!

          • dcthemvp

            5 out of the last 9 seasons wades been to the finals. No coincidence there.

          • Donna_Jenkins

            Right. No coincidence that he would always end up in the finals with players like Shaquille O’Neal, Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Ray Allen on his team.

          • dcthemvp

            Yea, wades the first one to ever have a strong supporting cast and win a championship. There’s a reason iverson didn’t play on quality teams. Dude don’t even know what the word sacrifice means. Also, you mean the same Shaq that went from 20 & 10 to 13& 10 overnight? The same Shaq that hurt his foot prior to the playoffs and never was the same again? Shaq wasn’t even the 2nd leading scorer and was a liability in crunch time which happens to be when all games were decided. wade carried that 2006 team on his back and saying anything else is blasphemous! #1 finals performance of all time. Like I said, it’s no coincidence wade holds the #1 and #8 all time finals performances. It’s no coincidence lebron came to Miami. Keep believing in coincidences though.

          • Ben Davis

            Do you think Kobe would turn down those pick ups if he could have had each of those guys on his team? The truth is no body wants to play with AI and Kobe. and if you deny that fact, you are lying to yourself.

          • dcthemvp

            Wade had 275 blocks/stls in that season while shooting 50% the only guard to do that since MJ. Take a seat.

          • dcthemvp

            What Shaq did in the regular season is irelevent. Shaq hurt his foot prior to the playoffs and wasn’t quite the same ever again. He wasn’t even the 2nd leading scorer in the finals and was a liability during crunch time which happens to be when all games were decided. It could be argued that Alonzo mourning’s defensive presence was more vital towards winning that Dallas series. As well as Payton’s shot, layup, posey’s hustle, haslem’s defense on dirk, and a few huge 3′s from white chocolate and walker. Don’t take away from wades brilliant #1 all time finals performance.

          • James

            Oh well you wanna throw more stats out well how about 33 pts 2 stls and 7.5 assists a game for a full season… Something no one else has ever done!! Oh yea how about 6th all time in scoring average 2 all time in steals per game oh and the 2nd all time in playoff career scoring average. Yea thats ai!

          • dcthemvp

            Impressive numbers for someone to never win a ring. It’s unfortunate he let his ego get in the way of success.

          • Ben Davis

            Right because if heat would have lost finals, it would have been because Wade couldn’t do it… Not because Shaq was injured… Why so much Wade hate?? The only guard to consistently be able to compete against Kobe, LeBron, Iverson, and Lebron and win on majority of them in his prime 08 and 09 seasons… There is a reason Lebron went there. Before I hear it, Bosh could have went to Cleveland too. Wade could have went to Cleveland… Think about it… Melo is LeBron’s friend too.

          • dcthemvp

            And just so you know, wade averaged 40 ppg the last 4 games to come back and win the series. He hit clutch shot after clutch shot. Not Shaq.

          • dcthemvp

            Ppl are quick to forget shaqs foot problems that ultimately ended his career started right before the 2006 playoffs. By the NBA finals it’s debatable that Alonzo’s presence was more vital towards coming back and winning the series. It’s no coincidence wade had to go bizerke.

          • Ben Davis

            Alonzo had a Heart or a some type of transplant… It was pretty much Wade and a bunch of old guys with alot of heart.

        • dcthemvp

          And melo, nene, iguodala, dalembert, etc

        • dcthemvp

          And dalembert, iguodala, nene, melo, etc

        • Ben Davis

          How do you explain Wade’s 08-09 season with no Shaq?

          • James

            I explain it by the fact the eastern conference was literally horrible and his team only finished 4 games above .500

      • Donna_Jenkins

        If AI was so selfish, then why did he average more assists per game for his career than Wade with much worse talent around him? I watched every AI game, and I also watched Wade, and I am convinced that people who make the argument about AI being selfish are brainwashed by the media and did not actually watch the guy play on a consistent basis or listen to what his teammates had to say about him. He has teammates who would literally jump to his defense and say he is not selfish and that they wish the media would stop saying that because it’s not true.

        • Ben Davis

          1, A.I. shot about 43% for his career. Wade is at damn near 50%. Shaq could have won rings with any two guard on that laker team. Kobe gets praise for those teams, but it was Shaqs team… If Kobe’s ego wasn’t the way it was, they could have won in 04 vs pistons… Gilbert is the same way, they can shoot you out of wins… wade is a combo guard, who in his prime was Lebron’s only legit challenger as far as filling the stat sheets. Best Real rivalry… The Durant Lebron Rivalry is made up by the media… Durant is good, but there aren’t any real back and fourth between he and Lebron.

          • Arthur Smith

            Thanks Ben its funny that Kobe says Lebron is padding Wade’s ships (3) but then didnt Shaq pad 3 and Pau 2 for kobe? I loved how tough AI was but did he ever even make a game winning shot? Wade dominated for 2 years finally beat the pistons and turned out in the finals. Shaq spread the floor but Wade did the work go check the numbers. Finally Lebron went to play with Wade end of story…

    • dcthemvp

      You are an idiot. Iverson was an amazing player, 1 of a kind talent, and had heart of a lion, but he’s no dwyane wade. You’re forgetting how great wade is. This guy is ranked 8th all time in PER, holds the #1 and #8 all time nba finals performances in only 4 nba finals appearances. To give you an example, Kobe’s had 7 nba finals appearances and his best finals performance ranks #24. Let’s throw in the fact that wade is the all time leading shot blocking guard, only guard under 6’6 to have 275 blocks/steals in a season, first guard to shoot 74% at the rim, led all shooting guards in mid range at 50% despite being labeled a poor mid range shooter, first and only player since Jordan to score 20 points or more on 50% or better shooting in 20 consecutive games, 1 of only 3 players in the league to average 19 4 4 on 50% and the other 2 are lebron and durant, etc. People are quick to forget how great wade is at the expense of lebron. Wades no longer the go to man. He’s a second option and sometimes third on a defensive oriented team. Wade shares minutes with ray Allen and still puts up great numbers. Anyways, if lebron showed up in the 2011 finals wade would be a 4 time champ and 2 time finals mvp going for his 5th ring. That’s a better resume than lebron. Anyways, since lebron didn’t show up in 2011 and wade had to completely reinvent his game, people think he’s done. This isn’t the same wade with 3 deep bone bruises we saw last post season. Keep doubting him. It’s no coincidence he’s been in 5 of the last 9 nba finals no matter how much you’d like to believe so. In the last 15 years wade, duncan, or kobe have been in the nba finals every year. Great company if you ask me.

      • Ben Davis

        AMEN

      • James

        Really? Well those numbers are all great but answer this question would dwade be a 3 time champion without shaq or lebron? Wade never even came close to sniffing a finals without having one of those guys to help him.

        • dcthemvp

          Would Jordan be a 6 time champ without pippen? No. Would kobe be a 5 time champ without Shaq and gasol? No. Would magic be a champ without the showtime lakers? No. Would bird be a champ without the big 5? No. So yea, please forgive wade for never making it to the finals in his 1st year as a rookie. Good logic.

          • James

            Everyone of those players you named would have won at least one championship by themselves. Wade would never even sniff the finals on his own! He’s the same dude who needed a damn wheelchair to come get him from the bench and take him back to the locker room and for what? A separated shoulder! Iverson had his shoulder separated and stayed in the game!

          • dcthemvp

            You realized wade tore his shoulder, right? No seperated. The nerves in your shoulder can cause you to lose feeling in your legs much like the nerves in your mouth are connected to the eye. I don’t expect somebody who believes kobe would win by himself despite nearly missing the playoffs with Howard, gasol, mwp, Nash, Clark , and Jamison to understand that though. Also, in case you didn’t know, MJ was bullied by the bad boy pistons and celtics several years before pippen came and they finally started winning. You should try learning about the history of basketball before barking “ai was so great he just never had a good team”. It’s no coincidence he never played on a contending team. His ego wouldn’t allow him to be a role player. Keep believing in coincidences.

          • dcthemvp

            Wades ranked #1 and #8 in all time nba finals performances in only 4 appearances. Kobe’s best ranking is #24 RIGHT BEHIND BILL WALTON in 7 total appearances. A young and healthy kobe missed 2 nba finals games with a sore ankle and wades played with 3 deep bone bruises. Andrew Bynum missed the entire season last year with 1 bone bruise!! Kobe has been gift wrapped everything and brought it on a silver platter.

      • Josh

        You my friend are a dumbass, and you must be smoking something to say wade is better than AI

        • dcthemvp

          And you must be celebrating iversons birthday still with a blunt and 40 oz rememiniscing on when he was a thug and nearly had ppl killed at a bowling alley. Hands down the guy had raw talent, but let’s not ignore the fact that he was too selfish to come off a bench for a contending team at the end of his career ultimately leaving him ringless and an early retirement. Yea, sure sounds like he’s better than a Olympic MVP, finals mvp, all star mvp, and 3 time champ soon to be 4 ranked #8 all time in PER.

  • Jorge Perez

    That is the biggest bunch of horshit. You don’t know the game at all. Wade can defend bigger and smaller players. Wade is an excellent passer. Wade is tough. He makes other players better. AI was selfish, and DUMB, as a player, but had all-world athleticism.

    • paranoya333

      AI is arguably one of the toughest players to ever play. He was the first small guy 5’10″ (listed 6′ which is very generous) to go up against the trees consistently and carried a team, something Wade has never had to do. He had numerous injuries and at the age of 32 he didn’t have to sit nearly half a season to bring it 100% in the playoffs. Also AI averaged 6.2 assists/game to Wade’s 6/game, so the stats don’t agree with your selfish tag. Also if Wade is an excellent passer then AI is at least excellent, if not better. So basically the only true statements you made were that AI has all world athleticism and that Dwayne Wade can defend bigger and smaller players, neither of which I will try to deny.

      • dcthemvp

        You are an idiot. Iverson was an amazing player, 1 of a kind talent, and had heart of a lion, but he’s no dwyane wade. You’re forgetting how great wade is. This guy is ranked 8th all time in PER, holds the #1 and #8 all time nba finals performances in only 4 nba finals appearances. To give you an example, Kobe’s had 7 nba finals appearances and his best finals performance ranks #24. Let’s throw in the fact that wade is the all time leading shot blocking guard, only guard under 6’6 to have 275 blocks/steals in a season, first guard to shoot 74% at the rim, led all shooting guards in mid range at 50% despite being labeled a poor mid range shooter, first and only player since Jordan to score 20 points or more on 50% or better shooting in 20 consecutive games, 1 of only 3 players in the league to average 19 4 4 on 50% and the other 2 are lebron and durant, etc. People are quick to forget how great wade is at the expense of lebron. Wades no longer the go to man. He’s a second option and sometimes third on a defensive oriented team. Wade shares minutes with ray Allen and still puts up great numbers. Anyways, if lebron showed up in the 2011 finals wade would be a 4 time champ and 2 time finals mvp going for his 5th ring. That’s a better resume than lebron. Anyways, since lebron didn’t show up in 2011 and wade had to completely reinvent his game, people think he’s done. This isn’t the same wade with 3 deep bone bruises we saw last post season. Keep doubting him. It’s no coincidence he’s been in 5 of the last 9 nba finals no matter how much you’d like to believe so. In the last 15 years wade, duncan, or kobe have been in the nba finals every year. Great company if you ask me.

      • dcthemvp

        NBA Finals MVP
        3x NBA champion
        5x Eastern Conference Champion
        10x NBA All-Star (2005-2014)
        2x All-NBA First Team (2009-2010)
        3x All-NBA Second Team (2005-2006, 2011)
        3x All-NBA Third Team (2007, 2012-2013)
        2009 NBA Scoring Champion
        2006 Best NBA Player ESPY Award
        2006-2007 NBA All-Star Skills Challenge Champion
        Olympic gold medalist (2008)
        Olympic team USA MVP (2008)
        Olympic bronze medalist (2004)
        FIBA World Championship bronze medal (2006)

        In Wade’s first three seasons he played in 50 postseason games and scored 1,272 points which ranks as the most points ever scored by a player in the NBA in his first three seasons.
        One of only three players in NBA history to record a triple double in an All-Star game
        Includes LeBron James and Michael Jordan
        1st player in NBA history to accumulate at least 2,000 points, 500 assists, 100 steals, and 100 blocks in a season
        1st player 6 ft. 4 in. or shorter to register at least 100 blocks in a season
        2nd player to record 15 or more assists after scoring at least 50 points since Wilt Chamberlain did so in 1968
        2nd player to score at least 48 points on 70% shooting, 12 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 blocks in 50 minutes
        1st player in NBA history to score 20 points or more in 20 consecutive games while shooting 50% or better each game
        1st player in NBA history to score 30 points or more and 12 assists in four consecutive games
        5th player in NBA history to reach 2,000 points, 500 assists, and 150 steals in a season
        Became just the fourth rookie since the shot clock era began in 1954-55 to lead his team in scoring average and assist average in the playoffs joining Stephon Marbury (21.3 ppg. and 7.7 apg. in 1997), Michael Jordan (29.3 ppg. and 8.5 apg. in 1985) and Billy Ray Bates (25.0 ppg. and 4.0 apg. in 1980).
        Most free throws made in a NBA finals game- 21 (2006)
        3rd Highest Scoring Average for a player in his first NBA Finals
        2nd most steals in an NBA Finals series- 16 (2006)
        Member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal. Averaged a team best 16.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 1.9 apg. and 2.3 spg.
        Member of the 2008 USA Senior National Team that finished pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. Averaged a team best 18.0 ppg., 3.0 rpg., 2.4 apg. and 2.2 spg.
        Helped lead USA to an 8-1 record and bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan and was named a tri-captain of the 2006 USA World Championship Team.
        Averaged in the World Championship a team second best 19.3 ppg., 22.9 minutes a game, 3.1 rpg., 2.8 apg., 1.6 spg., and shot 57.6 percent from the field.
        154 points for a 19.3 ppg. scoring average ranks sixth in points scored and fifth for scoring average all-time by a USA player in World Championship play.
        His 32 point effort against Argentina in the bronze medal game ranks tied for 4th for USA single-game scoring. His 13 made field goals in that contest also tied a U.S. team record.

  • Blah

    AI was great but imagine what he could have been with Wade’s discipline. Wade led a team to the finals and win. AI did not

    • James

      You all must be 12 year olds who just don’t remember how great iverson was!

      • dcthemvp

        You must be in denial that iverson wasn’t a egotistical, selfish, stubborn, ball hog who nobody wanted on their team. There’s a reason he was shopped to low quality teams and not contenders. Like this guy said, with wades discipline and unselfishness, iverson could of been better.

  • dcthemvp

    I think iverson fans feel they owe some type of loyalty despite him being too selfish to come off the bench for a contending team, not showing up for games cause he didn’t like where he got traded, and ultimately ending his career early by choice. It’s no coincidence iverson was traded to lottery teams. If anything I think iverson owes an apology to his fans for letting his ego get in the way of his success.

    • James

      Now i know you’re a dumbass and dont know your facts! Traded to only lottery teams? Denver was the 5th seed in the stackef west when they traded for iverson and Detroit was coming off another eastern conference finals run! Yep definitely lottery teams…

      • dcthemvp

        I was referring to when he was traded to the grizzlies and demanded a trade because he didn’t want to come off the bench. Also, when he had the opportunity to play for Philadelphia again and blew it. Either way, I hardly considered the nuggets contenders and the pistons run was well over and that’s why they broke up. Bottom line is AI was a egotistical, selfish, ball hog incapable of being a team player or making the proper sacrifices to win a chip. Argue that one. I’ll wait.

        • James

          Well for one there buddy ai wasn’t traded to the grizzlies he signed there as a free agent and tje reason it didn’t work the last time in philly was because iversons daughter was very sick and iverson chose to walk away from basketball and be with his daughter. Oh and im talking about wades first wife… The one he cheated on with Gabriel union! He left his pregnant wife to be with Gabriel union what kind of man does that?

          • dcthemvp

            Even worse, he took their money and ran. And there’s a difference between choosing to walk away and quiting. AI quit. An example of somebody who left to be with their daughter is derrick fisher and he returned to play in the nba finals. Also, Chauncey billups managed to be with his daughter in critical condition and still play basketball. And, again, I’m not sure what wades personal life has to do with iversons inabilities? You do realize you’re referring to the same crazed women who was crying wolf only last year on the streets of Chicago looking like a drug addict? You’re defending a women who would rather reaps the benefits of finances than actually be a mother. Bottom line is wade has his kids, isn’t a alcoholic, drug addict , or gambling addict, and he’s still making an impact on the game. The same can’t be said about iverson who owes child support, blew hundreds of millions on drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. let’s not forget the bowlin incident which nearly landed AI in prison rather than the nba either. Keep digging.

          • Ben Davis

            Are we still talking basketball here?

          • Ben Davis

            So you don’t like Wade because you feel that he cheated on his wife?? So you feel like that makes Iverson better than him? Maybe you should comment more on the Bossip, World Star, and Wives of Hollywood than sports sites…

          • Ben Davis

            Bringing up athletes who are basically dead while Wade is trying to win another Championship is just pure HATE….

    • James

      Oh and also he doesn’t owe an apology for shit! The reason iverson fans are so loyal is because iverson was never a phony and never pretended he was something he wasn’t. Unlike mr wade who perpetuates a polished fake persona and yet cheats on his pregnant wife and leaves her for another woman..

      • dcthemvp

        You’re right, iverson was a straight up gangster who kept it real and gang banged openly. I see what you idolize. Not sure what wade doing while he’s single has anything to do with iversons premature retirement? Plus, Gabriel union is on record saying she doesn’t blame wade and even hinted she had her own affair going on as well while they were on break. You’re reaching here. You must of forgot there’s a list of times AI cheated on his WIFE. Must of forgot that one, huh? Anyways, just to clarify, were talking about the same AI who nearly had someone killed over gang violence? The same AI who can’t take care of his kids and is behind on child support payments? The same AI who blew hundreds of millions on gambling, alcohol, and drugs? The same AI who instead of pleasing Philadelphia fans one last time went and played for a foreign team? The same selfish AI who chose addictions over sacrifices? Just making sure.

      • dcthemvp

        Can’t forget when iverson was offered a chance to return to the nba via d league and he rejected it. What a shame. That’s when I drew the line as a iverson fan. What a let down. True waste of talent. Used to be my favorite player too. Now he takes little kids money in return for promotion on his personal social networking pages. What a shame.

        • James

          Oh ok i see what this is now. Iverson ignored you once when you were begging for an autograph and now you wanna be a hater. Ok thats cool. You can say what you want about him being selfish yet there’s not one teammate who has ever said that about him but what would they know right i mean they only played with the guy…

          • dcthemvp

            What are they supposed to say? “Yea, he could of been better”. No. Keep digging.

      • Ben Davis

        LOL! There it is.. you sound like Bossip right now… Wade’s wife wasn’t pregnant when he dated other women.. They were separated, and Lets not act like MJ and Kobe were saints…. I Love A.I but he is just not better than Wade… The same arguments you are making for him being better than Wade, you can make for him being better than Kobe if you minus the Rings… So unless you are ready to do that… STOP… LOL!