Originally Posted by AirJordan23
The question of who is the better scorer to me is the dilemma...the person who made this post DID NOT ask the question in the right way....Theres only 4 questions you can ask about scoring which is in general about the two.
Who lead the league in scoring this year? Wade (who is better now)
Who has more scoring titles? Iverson has more
Who has the higher field goal percentage? Wade
Who takes the most shots? Iverson
In track and field we can say Usain Bolt is the fastest in 100m dash. But we can say a marathon runner is faster simply because he has ran longer for a longer period of time...Lets make this question better and more interesting
If you have 5 minutes on the clock in the 4th qtr and only ONE player can take the shots for your team...Who would it be? I think this puts alot more clarity on the question....
Now Jordan or Magic ?
Kobe or Lebron?
Wade or Iverson?
Now after you as a normal human being thought about that seriously
You will realize Wade is ultimately the better scorer
(A) Depends on your definition of a scorer. I personally would have to include efficiency because anyone can score. The whole point is doing it efficiently.
Originally Posted by pd7631
(B) Don't use physical advantages or disadvantages as an excuse. Speaking of which, AI is pretty ****ing athletic regardless.
Wade is the better overall scorer but in his prime if he got hot Iverson could totally take over and nothing anyone did was going to stop him. Now I only mean when AI got hot, overall on a night to night basis I would take Wade. Also I forget who but somebody said that Jordan couldn't have led AI's team to the finals and that he always had Pippen. I would like to remind you the quality of the NBA in both of those time periods. The eighties and early nineties was a great era in basketball. To get to the finals in the east you had to go through the Celtics (Bird, Parish, McHale) the Pistons (Isiah, Rodman, the rest of those cheap mother****ers) the Hawks (Dominique) the Sixers (Julius, Moses Malone). And Iverson had to go through a Nets team with Kidd, Jefferson, and KENYON MARTIN. That era in basketball from about 1997 to 2002 was HORRIBLE other than for a few powerhouses who destroyed everything in their path.
On AI's defense, he never really had another true offensive threat, everything had to be ran through him and him only, he had to play PG/SG, even in Denver, they had him playing a role that he's not supposed to be playing.
Originally Posted by kozelkid
Originally Posted by GspLAL
My issue with AI is that he doesn't try to adjust for the better of the team. And Detroit was a great example of that. Not only that but it's the reason why none of the contending teams even considered adding him as a guy off the bench who could add that fire power a team may need. Because he'd never accept it. There's no doubt he had unbelievable gifts and was a terrific player, but your attitude and heart has to be set in place to be a winner. He needs to make the proper sacrifices to win. He wasn't quite as bad as Marbury or Francis, but he still is left winless and has so few suitors even though he is still capable of posting good numbers.
The question on this post should of been a little more specific.
To me a scorer is someone who gets the ball in the basketball at any cost. A scorer takes as many shot as possible because they knows in his head that it will go in so I can't factor in efficiency. At this point point Wade does it better but Allen did it better. I give it to Allen. Wade's explosion as a dominant scorer came last year during a year supposed to be tanked but Wade didn't let that happen. Allen came into the league know as a dominant scorer all the way back at college.
Also Wade doesn't have a scorer's mentality unlike Iverson. (Let me explain)
Before game Wade is thinking maybe if I score 27 give out 11 assists and grab 7 rebounds we can win. If I miss a few then I'll start passing.
Before game Iverson is thinking if I got a good look I'm going to take it to help my team win. If I miss 7 that 8th one is going in.