When will people learn that messing with Allen Iverson is just never worth it? The all-time great guard is also an all-time great talker, and he showed that off again in an interview with B/R Mag published Tuesday.

Former NBA all-star Tim Hardaway — one of the NBA’s top point guards in the 1990s —  told NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper in March that Iverson carried the basketball on his crossovers. Hardaway’s main point was that when people credit Iverson for “the original killer crossover,” they should be crediting him instead.

AI’s response?

“I carried my crossover all the way into the Hall of Fame. So, there you go.”


Allen Iverson comeback

Iverson was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last year. Meanwhile, Hardaway, a five-time All-Star and All-NBA selection, was a finalist for the third time this year but once again fell short of induction.

But we’ll let you judge for yourself. Whose crossover was better?

[B/R Mag]

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