Allen Iverson: I Might Not Have Played Basketball If Not for Michael Jordan

Lance Fresh@@LanceFreshFeatured ColumnistNovember 4, 2013

What Allen Iverson did for the game is exceptional, and fans everywhere are showing love and appreciation for the man who changed the culture of the NBA.

Even days after officially announcing his retirement in Philadelphia, Iverson is getting cheers in NBA arenas. AI continues to see the impact he had on fans' lives, and he compares it to the influence Michael Jordan had on him.

On Friday night in Brooklyn, the Heat-Nets crowd erupted when AI, who was there to celebrate Reebok's "Game Recognize Game" campaign, appeared on the big screen.

I got the chance to catch up with him while hanging out in Reebok's suite, and we spoke about the influence that MJ had on him and how he is somehow on a similar level.

Watch now to hear Allen Iverson talk about the impact that his fans and peers have on him.

Do you think AI should go into the Hall of Fame? Let me know in the comments below.

Make sure to check out Reebok's new performance basketball campaign "Game Recognize Game" featuring Nerlens Noel, Isaiah Thomas and Jason Terry.

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