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Allen Iverson names his NBA Top five all-time and explains why he will never coach

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Allen Iverson is currently in the Philippines working in part with a Charity Game as his appeal in the nation remains high in the basketball-crazy country.

It was recently revealed that Iverson received offers to play in the PBA even up until two years ago but the former MVP of the NBA explains how he has moved on from that stage in his career.

Iverson was answering questions to the media and opened up about many subjects including the greatest draft class of all time, his top five NBA players and why he wouldn't coach the Philadelphia 76ers.

There is a big debate in the basketball community as to which draft class produced the best NBA players, the primary two years that stand above the rest are the 1996 draft class which AI was a part of and the 2003 Draft class which was lead by LeBron James.

Iverson was quick to establish his thoughts on the matter, giving his group of players including Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen and Steve Nash the categorical edge over the 2003 lot which included LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade.

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His team would practice?!

The Answer was asked whether he had ever been approached about a coaching role with the Philadelphia 76ers, the team who retired his jersey after 11 sensational years with the franchise, which even culminated in an NBA finals appearance in the 2000/01 season.

However Iverson wasn't keen on the idea of coaching, the position certainly isn't for him after he explained that being a father to five children is his primary focus, he did joke that a team coached by him would 'never practice', which in all likelihood wouldl be their undoing.

Joking around with the reporters, the jovial Iverson was then asked about who would make his all-time basketball team, which proved to be a difficult task with the wealth of talent the NBA has produced in its history.

He would promptly exclude himself, mainly due to the acknowledgement that he would want to play shooting guard and that the greatest player of all-time, in Michael Jordan, would occupy that position in his team.

The other spots would be filled at point guard by Magic Johnson, his front-court would contain Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal and on the opposite wing to MJ would be LeBron James.

A quick follow question asked how he could leave Larry Bird out, Iverson then explains how difficult it is to fit all the great players and it was his personal five, he could name another five easily that could compete with his dream team.

Check out the Iverson interview in full below:

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