Allen Iverson ‘Not Surprised’ Kobe Bryant Continues To Play At A High Level

nba_iverson_04

During his 17 seasons in the NBA, Allen Iverson became a bonafide superstar and arguably one of the most dominant offensive forces in league history. Although Iverson was unable to win a championship over the course of his career, the future Hall of Famer cemented himself as one of the most iconic players the league had ever seen.

— Have You Seen These LIMITED EDITION “Mamba Strikes Back” T-Shirts? —

The 39-year-old recently sat down for an interview while in Manila to talk about all things basketball and was asked some interesting questions. One of the questions was centered around Kobe Bryant and whether Iverson was surprised the five-time NBA champion can still play at a high level. Iverson said the following response about Kobe, via PhilStar.com:

“No. Not at all. His work ethic is right where it is supposed to be. His heart is where it is supposed to be. Competitive nature is where it is supposed to be. So I’m not surprised at all that he’s playing on a high level. I mean he’s one of the best to ever do it.”

Along with briefly chiming in on Kobe’s ability to continue playing at a high level, Iverson also named his top five NBA players of all time based on position. Unfortunately, Kobe failed to make the list with the 11-time All-Star naming Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal.

[divide]

Byron Scott On Kobe Bryant Shouldering The Load


Please enable Javascript to watch this video

You May Also Like

How The James Harden Trade Affects The Lakers Future

When James Harden was traded to the Houston Rockets on Saturday, a…

Vlade Divac’s NBA and Post-Career Have Come Full Circle

Vlade Divac is known for a lot of things. Being a versatile…

Lakers News: LeBron James Believes Lonzo Ball Is ‘Gifted’ Player Who Doesn’t Get Enough Credit For Defense

Arguably the two members of the Los Angeles Lakers under the most pressure heading into the season were LeBron James and Lonzo Ball. James is tasked with…

Lakers Rumors: Steve Kerr Not On Lakers Coaching Candidate List

[new_royalslider id=”279″] Immediately after news of Mike D’Antoni’s resignation came out, a…