Best 1-on-1 NBA player ever: Allen Iverson or LeBron James? | The Tylt
Best 1-on-1 NBA player ever: Allen Iverson or LeBron James?
There is no greater test of basketball skill than going one-on-one and seeing if you have what it 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. James might have the physical advantage, but he's soft compared to The Answer, who never backed down from a challenge.
There has never been an athlete like LeBron James in NBA history. No one should be that big and move that fast!
James is already unstoppable in a team setting. Having an entire half court to operate in is game over for any defender. His post game is good and still evolving and no one is stopping him if he decides to drive to the basket. Throw in an improved jumper and you have the deadliest weapon in one-on-one.
James is 6'8, 250 pounds. Iverson is 6'0, 165 pounds. You can't teach size and The King has plenty of that against the smaller 76ers legend. James would destroy Iverson, no matter how much heart he has.