Last week, Bleacher Report made social media lose their mind after they dropped a list of the top 50 NBA players of all time and among the many people who had an issue with it was Allen Iverson.
The most obvious reason is that he wasn’t on it.
Iverson was included on the honorable mentions list, which featured about 50 more players.
The former 76ers legend felt slighted by the list and took to Instagram to speak his mind.
“I was discouraged when I seen that @kobebryant wasn’t top 10 on the all time on this @bleacherreport list and I’m not even on it. What’s the criteria?? Is it based on stats, cultural influence, a personal preference, or what because it can’t be about basketball…. How’s a MVP, 11x All Star, 2x All Star MVP, 7x All NBA, Rookie of the Year, 3x Steals leader, 4x Scoring Champ, 76x 40 point game scorer, 11x 50 point game scorer, a career high 60 point game, career scoring average of 26.7, 2nd leader in playoff ppg average not on this list???? It has to be something else because I don’t understand it. Name me 49 nba players that has this on their resume??? LOL,” Iverson wrote in an Instagram post.
Iverson is 100% correct.
Andy Bailey, the author of the piece, admitted that the criteria for which he chose his players were mostly subjective and that the “painful omissions may be about as large as the list itself.”