Allen Iverson.

Allen Iverson says he wanted to be like Michael Jordan

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The 2016 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was blessed with some terrific speeches this year, but Allen Iverson's induction was typical of the man.

Iverson was easily one of the greatest point guards of all-time and his handles are absolutely legendary.

The man at the one spot might have been undersized compared to a lot of his opponents, but his killer crossovers broke ankles all the same.

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The Philadelphia 76ers legend paid tribute to a host of all-time greats in his induction speech, all of whom had traits that he admired and aspired to better.

But, he insisted there was just one man he wanted to be like.

Iverson said: "You know, you wanna me fast like Isiah, you wanna shoot like Bird, rebound like Barkley, pass like Magic, be dominant like Shaq, but man, I wanted to be like Mike."

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The Answer was the 2001 MVP, a three-time steals leader, four-time scoring champion and 11-time All-Star. He had a sensational career by any stretch of the imagination, but it's not hard to see why he adored MJ.

Jordan was a six-time NBA champion and six-time Finals MVP, a five-time MVP, 14-time All-Star, 10-time scoring champion, three-time steals leader and 1988 Defensive Player of the Year.

He was just from another planet.

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