ESPN's chief rebellion against God-discoverer Chris Broussard interviewed LeBron James - finally making himself available to the media - and found out some new information on the most famous basketball player in the world.
"LeBron James says he watches a lot of tape. Who does he look at?
Michael Jordan and ... Allen Iverson?"
Why ESPN frames that as if it's a shocking confession - as if A.I. was a ball boy who nobody knew was playing MVP basketball in secret - is a little strange, but regardless, it is apparently the truth. LeBron used Iverson as a role model while developing his own game, but not with actual basketball-playing.
James says he used Iverson as inspiration of will power, and talks of him as if he's starting a folk legend around a bonfire.
"They say he was 6 feet, but A.I. was like 5-10½. Do we even want to say 160? 170 [pounds]? Do we even want to give him that much weight? And he played like a 6-8 2-guard. He was one of the greatest finishers we've ever seen. You could never question his heart. Ever. He gave it his all. A.I. was like my second-favorite player growing up, after MJ."