Philadelphia 76ers and NBA legend Allen Iverson recently joined the set of The Herd hosted by Colin Cowherd to talk about the current state of the NBA, and to discuss his view on greats such as Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Discussing the evolution of Bron Bron from a very young age, when he started to become a household name in the game of basketball.

Allen Iverson played in the NBA from 1996-2010, going up against Michael Jordan in his final years and going up against LeBron James in his younger years.

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He has seen firsthand the talent and skill that both of these basketball greats possess. He was in the league to witness Michael Jordan win MVP awards and championships, and watch the King hold the MVP trophy twice as a member of the Cavaliers. He has had great duels against both players and against their respective teams. A.I is also known for a disrespectful ankle breaker on Mr. Jordan, the video has millions of hits online.

The Answer talks about King James

Allen Iverson was asked if he knew that LeBron 'King' James was going to be as good as he has become from witnessing LBJ at an early age.

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A.I. said:

"I saw him in high school, I went to see one of his games...from the time that I saw him play, I knew that he was going to be special. Just having everything on the basketball court and just knowing the game so well, at an early age. Being the height that he was, strong as he was, being able to run as fast as he runs, being able to handle the ball, and like I said just a very very high basketball IQ."

Iverson is very complimentary of LeBron's athletic gifts, his size, strength and speed.

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He also suggested that The Chosen One is one of the smartest players in the game. This IQ LeBron holds often allows him to outsmart his opponents on both the offensive and defensive end of the court.

LeBron's been great from a young age

As Allen Iverson stated, King James has been "something special" from as early as his high school years. He was one of the most talked about high school sports athletes in NBA history, having his games broadcasted on ESPN and holding a large fan base in his teen years.

LeBron had a lot of huge expectations, and he's done a lot to live up to them. Winning championships, MVP's, breaking records, achieving milestones, and making a huge impact on the NBA are just a few of the things James has managed to do throughout his career. James will leave the league as one of the greatest player in NBA history. It's safe to say, he's lived up to his high school expectations.

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