Allen Iverson on Russell Westbrook: ‘He’s My Favorite Player In The League’
The way Russell Westbrook plays the game with reckless abandon and with no regard for human life has earned him comparisons to the likes of Allen Iverson, just bigger and stronger.
While in Oklahoma over the weekend for the BIG3’s stop at the BOK Center, Iverson was asked for his thoughts on the Oklahoma City Thunder superstar.
“Incredible,” Iverson said, according to Erik Horne of The Oklahoman. “He’s my favorite player in the league. I have a lot of respect and admiration for the guy. I think the MVP was well deserved. I called it early in the season. It was an epic moment for us fans.”
After snatching Oscar Robertson’s triple-double crown and becoming the first player in 55 years to average a trip-double over an entire campaign, Westbrook was rewarded by being named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2016-17.
“I think it’s something that we may not see again for years to come,” said Iverson, who earned MVP honors in 2001. “It’s something that we thought might never happen. I didn’t ever think it would happen on this level, so that tells you what type of player he is and how great he is.”
Westbrook averaged 31.6 points per game to go along with 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists last season.