Hussien Fatal wrote:bondom34 wrote:Billups actually did take a team to the finals.
He wasn’t even the best player on his team try again buddy.
He was their best offensive player for sure, much like Iverson for the Sixers.
Hussien Fatal wrote:HeartBreakKid wrote:therealbig3 wrote:
Accolades are largely media-driven. Where is the objective proof?
Billups replaced Iverson and the Nuggets got a lot better. He had just come from a team that was also offensively limited and more defensively focused, and he led them to 1 title, 2 championships, and 6 straight conference finals. Then helped lead the Nuggets to another conference finals after they got swept in the first round with AI the year before. Billups's team success dwarfs AI's, and we have a direct example of him taking Iverson's place and doing a lot better.
If PPG is your only argument in favor of AI, it's a weak one.
It's like he has no idea that Billups was more successful than Iverson. People who parade Iverson are so caught up in 2001 that Hussein Fatal literally forgot that Billups replaced Iverson lmao.
It really is like no other year in Iverson's career exist other than 2001, hmm I wonder why people who argue for Iverson are so focused on 2001 if he is so great?
He replaced an out of prime Iverson lol. Like what is going on here guys.
Iverson was putting put up the same numbers he had always done. What makes that year out of his prime? In fact, from an individual standpoint, it was one of his best seasons...certainly his most offensively efficient season.
And Billups himself was around the same age as Iverson, he was nearing the end of his prime as well.