Friday, March 30, 2012


A friend of mine and me got into a huge argument about Allen Iverson and Gary Payton, Who was better, but we have the answer here!
Gary Payton:
9 All-Stars, All-NBA 1st (98,00), All-NBA 2st (95,96,97,99,02) All-NBA 3rd (94,01), All-Defense 1st 9x, Defensive Player Of The Year (96, only point guard to win the award, and only guard other than MJ and Sid the Squid), Leader: Steals (1), Three's (1), Assists (1), Career assists 8th, steals 4th, turnovers 21st, points 31st, at time of retirement assists 6th, steals 3rd, points 21st.
Only player in NBA history to accumulate 20,000 points, 5,000 rebounds, 8,000 assists and 2,000 steals in a career Along with John Stockton and Jason Kidd, Payton is one of only three players to compile 8,000 assists and 2,000 steals in his career Between 1990–91 and 2005–06, Payton was first in the league in total minutes played, games played, and steals, was second in total assists (behind John Stockton), and was third in points (Karl Malone, Shaquille O'Neal). During this span, Payton also led all guards in offensive rebounds. In a 2006 poll of 86,000 readers who were asked to rank the ESPN top 10 on various aspects of the game, Payton was considered "best defender" by 48.1% of respondents. Walt "Clyde" Frazier was second, with 11.8% of the vote. Payton and Frazier are the only two point guards to be selected to more than 5 NBA All-Defensive First Teams (9 and 7, respectively), and two of only four players who were selected to 5 or more All-Defensive teams without ever being on an All-Defensive 2nd team (Michael Jordan and Dave DeBusschere are the others).
Allen Iverson: 11 All-Stars, All-NBA 1st (99,01,05), All-NBA 2nd (00,02,03), All-NBA 3rd (06), Rookie Of The Year, Leader: Scoring (4), Steals (3), Turnovers (2), MVP, Career: Assists 37th, Steals 13th, Turnovers 16th, Points 22nd.
In Paytons Starting career he won 745 games and 49.67 wins a year over 15 years In Iversons Starting career he won 567 game and 40.5 wins a year over 14 years

GP produced three sixty win seasons, two with Kemp and one withought, AI's 60 wins seasons 0 and Win Shares: GP 145.5 (ranked 25th all-time), AI 99.0 (77th all-time)

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