This conversation/debate is inspired by one of my good brothers who when the Golden State Warriors were on the verge of winning an NBA title this past June, confessed to members of our group chat that if Stephen Curry were to win a title, he’d feel comfortable putting him above Allen Iverson in the all-time stratosphere. I think it’s a fair and fascinating argument and we’ve been going at it all summer, so this poll is inspired by him, and it will be running all week for people to make their choice.
Just to be clear, this is essentially what we’re asking — has Steph Curry already done enough to surpass Allen Iverson in terms of talent/career/legacy? We’re not just simply doing a player-to-player comparison, or asking who you’d take if you were to build your own team. We want to know if you feel that Curry, who just came off of an MVP season, is an NBA champion, and arguably the best shooter of all time, surpasses Iverson in terms of individual ability and accomplishments. If you feel conflicted, or want to address the subject further, by all means, take to the comments section and share with us.
Spread the word. Make your vote. We’ll be tallying the answers from here and our social media accounts and will report the results on our live Society Huddle panel at the end of the week.
Stats through their first six seasons:
Iverson: 26.9 PPG, 5.6 APG, 4.1 RPG, 2.3 SPG, 42% FG, 31% 3PT FG (1996-2002)
Curry: 20.9 PPG, 6.9 APG, 4.1 RPG, 1.7 SPG, 47% FG, 44% 3PT FG (2009-2015)
Accolades in first six seasons:
Iverson: MVP (2001), Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie First Team (1997), 3-Time All-Star, All-Star Game MVP (2001), 2-Time All-NBA First Team (1999, 2001), 2-Time All-NBA Second Team (2000, 2002), 3-Time Scoring Champ (1999, 2001, 2002), 2-Time Steals Leader (2001, 2002)
Curry: MVP, NBA Champion (2015), All-NBA First Team (2015), All-Rookie First Team (2010), All-NBA Second Team (2014), 2-Time NBA All-Star (2014, 2015), NBA Three-Point Shootout Champion (2015), NBA Single Postseason Three-Point Record (2015), Most Three-Pointers Made In a Season (2012-13, 2014-15)