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Old 10-06-2012, 05:01 PM   #20
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Default Re: #58 NBA Player Of All-Time According to InsideHoops

Originally Posted by L.Kizzle
You must not remember when prime AI was considered better than Kobe and was a perennial All-NBA 1st teamer and prime Pierce was a perennial All-NBA 3rd teamer.
Again, being considered better and actually being better is two different things. Iverson probably peaked higher than Pierce did but Pierce peaked longer than Iverson did.

Also, nobody thinks Iverson was better than Kobe at any point and he probably wasn't..
What does very portable mean, Andre Miller can adapt to any team well is he better than AI also?
No, because Miller isn't even close to the talent Iverson is. CP3 and Pierce actually are.

Portable means ability to adapt and play multiple roles on any team. Iverson is not very portable, CP3 and Pierce are. Pierce has shown it since KG/Ray came to Boston and CP3's game is portable just based off of how he plays. Those two can play multiple roles on a team, Iverson can only play one role and that's the first option/volume scorer. He can't impact the game in any other way nor does he choose to.

Adrian Dantley is another examples of someone who is not very portable. Dantley put up sexier numbers than Mark Aguirre but Aguirre fit in with the Pistons better which was why the Pistons were so much better with Mark opposed to with Adrian despite Adrian being the better talent and putting up better numbers.

CP3 hasn't done half of what Iverson has, which is because he's been in the league half as long as Iverson has. Of course he has a shot to surpass him, but a guy in his 7th season (not named LeBron James) has not passed Allen Iverson.
As I said, in three years even if CP3 does nothing, people will say Cp3 surpassed Iverson. It is annoying how that works...
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