Kevin Durant recently hung out with the Answer, Allen Iverson. Durant uploaded a picture of them together on Instagram and paid tribute to the Sixers legend:
Chuck too real. He changed the way we play ball. He changed the culture of ball. He is pound for pound the best. He paved the way. I can go on and on. But he’s a legend and I’m just walking the path he created.
Chuck as in Bubba Chuck, which is one of Iverson’s nicknames. Durant was right; Iverson did change the culture. Allen wore throwback jerseys and a lot of jewelry and he pretty much singlehandedly made David Stern institute a dress code in the NBA. Iverson, at 6 feet, was a fearless driver and his attitude of never backing down helped him win four scoring titles and an MVP award.
It’s really cool to see these two scoring machines together in a picture. (H/T to Eye On Basketball from CBS Sports.
Durant pic courtesy of Getty Images. Durant and Iverson pic from Kevin Durant’s Instagram account.