LeBron James has always been complimentary of Allen Iverson.
But as a basketball role model, Iverson rated No. 1.
LeBron, via Chris Palmer of Bleacher Report:
“I didn’t want to be Michael or Magic,” says LeBron James. “I wanted to be Allen Iverson.”
Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson were both better than Allen Iverson.
But Iverson – with his braids, tattoos, arm sleeve, headband, crossover, small size and big swagger – defined cool for a generation.