NBA legend Dwyane Wade is lucky enough to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year.
That is a major honor that only a select few players get.
And when they are entitled to this, they get to choose the person who will induct them.
Wade has chosen Allen Iverson to do the honors.
Speaking to Andscape, via ESPN, Wade opened up about why he selected Iverson to speak on his behalf.
“Allen Iverson is somebody who gets forgotten for what he means to this game and what he means to a community and to a culture,” Wade said.
He added, “I want to bring that back to the front in the forefront and give him his flowers like he deserved and just tell him how important he was.”
“We talk about LeBron, we talk about Kobe. We don’t talk about A.I.” he concluded.
D-Wade chose to have Allen Iverson introduce him to the Hall of Fame 🤝
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While some people might disagree with what Wade said, many more basketball analysts and historians will agree with him.
Iverson did a lot during his career.
He played for 14 years and was an All-Star for 11 of them.
As well, he was a four-time scoring champ, three-time stealing champ, and the MVP in 2000-01.
He also earned his spots in the 75th Anniversary Team and Hall of Fame.
Still, despite all those honors, Wade is right that Iverson isn’t usually spoken of in the same ways people talk about James, Bryant, and other major names in NBA history.
Some viewers weren’t fond of Iverson’s attitude, his personality, and his fashion.
That is one of the reasons why he never got the same spotlight as other All-Stars.
But young basketball fans were paying close attention to everything he was doing and his impact was immense.
That impact is still being felt today, by retired players like Wade and others who are just now making it in the league.NEXT: Charles Barkley Says Only 4 NBA Teams Are Legit Title Contenders Next Season