This isn’t really even a surprising statement coming from LeBron James.

Allen Iverson is "The Answer" and the greatest little guard of all-time in NBA history, in my opinion. LeBron James told ESPN The Magazine that Iverson was his second-favorite player growing up behind Michael Jordan.

"I watch Jordan more than anybody, for sure,” James saide. “But I’ll watch tapes of AI too. I don’t take anything from AI. Well, I do — his will. They say he was 6 feet, but AI was like 5-10½. Do we even want to say 160? 170 [pounds]? Do we even want to give him that much weight?

"And he played like a 6-8 2-guard. He was one of the greatest finishers we’ve ever seen. You could never question his heart. Ever. He gave it his all. AI was like my second-favorite player growing up, after MJ.”

What do you think of LBJ's comments?

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