Allen Iverson Proves Why He Is a Top 10 Player at the 76ers-Lakers Game

John Azam AzamCorrespondent IJanuary 29, 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Allen Iverson #1 of the Detroit Pistons dive for a loose ball on November 14, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Pistons won 106-95.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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He is one of the best all-time.

He is a legend.

He is Allen Iverson.

The Sixers versus Lakers was a very exciting game.

I like to call this game: Kobe Bryant versus Allen Iverson.

At the first half, Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant both only scored 2 points, both of them combined scoring 4 points.

Then, in the second half Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant put on a exciting show.

At the third quarter, Allen Iverson led his team in scoring and was playing like the top 10 player he is.

Now, the most exciting play was done by Allen Iverson. He crossed over Derek Fisher and tossed up a running bank shot and also got fouled. He made the free throw to complete the three-point play.

Now Lets Compare their stats:

Kobe Bryant:

24 points

4 rebounds

3 assists

10-22 from the field

Allen Iverson:

23 points

2 rebounds

4 assists

10-18 from the field

If Allen Iverson took as much as shots as Kobe, I think he would have had more points than him. Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant both made 10 shots, one of the shooting 22 times, the other shooting only 18.

If Allen Iverson countinues playing like this, (which I think he will) he will prove he is a top 10 player. Allen Iverson has been having the kind of stats he had about 2-3 years ago. He has been getting alot of positive comments from his teamates and his coach. He is being a good leader. He also proving that he is unselfish.

Allen Iverson can take 25 shots a game. He won't because he even once said that his team has scorers now. He said he didn't have to score alot for his team to win like he used to. I expect Allen Iverson to keep playing like this. He seemed healthy at the 76ers-Lakers game. Kobe Bryant may have won the battle, but Allen Iverson was the better player tonight.

I think Allen Iverson is a top 5 player and the MVP for te 76ers.

Even though the Sixers lost, it was a one of my favorite games Allen Iverson has played this season.