Best 1-on-1 NBA player ever: Allen Iverson or Kyrie Irving? | The Tylt
Best 1-on-1 NBA player ever: Allen Iverson or Kyrie Irving?
There is no greater test of basketball skill than going one-on-one and seeing if you have what to takes to score or stop someone. A common trend with all of the greatest players ever is being able to isolate and put defenders in a blender. But who should be crowned the G.O.A.T.? Tell us what you think by voting below!
After famously crossing over Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson entered the stratosphere of NBA folklore. That fearlessness defined him and his NBA career, propelling to superstardom and establishing him as one of the best one-on-one players ever.
Iverson was generously listed at 6 feet tall, but when he stepped on the court, he dominated like he was a giant. Not only could no one catch him, but he also made anyone in front of him look silly. He had no trouble putting up a shot in your face or finding a way to finish over or around you.
He might be the shortest athlete in his bracket, but his heart and determination might be biggest. There is no way a soft, current player like Kyrie Irving could withstand the heat The Answer would bring.
There are players who can handle the ball and players who can are wizards with the rock. Kyrie Irving is the Gandolf of the NBA.
The former Dukie slices and dices any opponent in front of him with an array of crossovers, hesitations, and pull-back dribbles that are more art than basketball repertoire. From there, he can finish at the rim from every feasible angle and has shown an ability to cook defenders from the perimeter.
Iverson may have the heart, but even he had his limits. Irving would have no problem winning this one-on-one matchup.