In recent months, it’s been very common to see current and former players pick their favorite player of all time, their top 10 and their Mount Rushmore. This has become a hard task to do in recent weeks given all the good players we’ve seen throughout history but people still take the challenge and name their favorite players, although some fans won’t agree with their personal decision.
This time, Allen Iverson named the players that go on his Mount Rushmore. He made a little change there, naming five players instead of four, like the colossal sculpture located in South Dakota. He joined Showtime’s All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, where he talked about a variety of topics. One of those was his Mount Rushmore and AI named five great players from the past and the current era (1:25:00 minute mark).
“My favorite is always going to be Mike, you know what I mean,” Allen Iverson said. “Kobe, you know what I mean, my one and two. And LeBron, you know what I mean, so great…I got Bron No. 3.
“Kobe is the closest thing to me to Mike. And then LeBron is just hands down LeBron James. He’s in a class by himself. And then, you know, Shaq and I just, ya’ll know how I feel about Stephen Curry.”
All these five players have one thing in common: dominance. Each of them has done it their own way, but these players are a good description of the word ‘domination’.
MJ winning six rings, Kobe winning five, LeBron winning three titles in eight consecutive trips to the Finals, Shaq becoming the best player in the league during his prime, destroying opponents with Kobe and the Lakers while Stephen Curry has become the greatest shooter of all time, leading his Warriors to do impressive things in the last five years, even becoming the first and only unanimous MVP in the league.
AI knows what he’s talking about. If you make a starting lineup with these five players, they’ll need to create something incredible to beat them.