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LeBron James says Allen Iverson was one of his favorite players

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 Allen Iverson was one of his favorite players

Former Sixers guard Allen Iverson. (George Widman/AP file)
Former Sixers guard Allen Iverson. (George Widman/AP file)

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.

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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.

From ESPN:

"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."

Justin Klugh Sports Producer
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