Allen Iverson confesses he is a huge Stephen Curry fan

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Allen Iverson was a mercurial talent the likes of which most basketball fans will be treated to once in a generation. He definitely qualifies as a legendary point-guard.

After being picked number one in the 1996 draft, the decade the Virginia-native spent in Phili was full of dazzling drives and ankle-breaking crossovers that made fans out of everyone.

So when Iverson say he sees talent, you better believe there are not many better judges out there.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry seems to be the centre of everyone's attention lately. Veterans and legends alike can't stop talking about him and the man himself - bar one non-descript night at the Staples Center - cannot stop making it rain.

Former 11-time All-star and fellow MVP alumni Iverson is not one of the retired players to rain on the Curry parade. Quite the opposite, in fact, as Iverson wants everyone to understand what a special and rare player Curry truly is. Iverson said:

"You know that that guy is here. He's incredible. He's different. He's different. He's something we've never seen. We've never seen this. It's crazy to me, like just me being the biggest Michael Jordan fan, to see somebody come around like this. I have my idea of me being incredible, you know what I mean? But this dude right here, like it's different. It's a whole different monster, as far as his handle and the way he shoots? C'mon. You know you ain't never seen nothing like this"

Contrary to a few controversial opinions as of late, Iverson does indeed have a big point. The current MVP holds ongoing records in three-pointers scored in consecutive games as well as three-pointers dropped in a single season.

Curry is also the league leader in scoring at present with an average of 30.5 points a night. He's been the key driving force behind the Warriors pursuit of the Chicago Bulls' 1995-96 record-setting regular season results of 72-10, of which they are currently 59-6.

Iverson was a four-time NBA scoring champion himself, and with Curry set to capture his first scoring title this campaign if he continues his super-human feats, it's pretty safe to say that Iverson has a qualified opinion.

As per, the two-time All-Star MVP also had some realistic but encouraging words for 76ers fans.

"Philadelphia, real fans, you got to be patient, and understand how young these guys are, and know that the potential is there," Iverson said.

"The talent is there. They're just young. We got to give them a chance. Allen Iverson isn't walking through the door tomorrow, the next day, or whatever. We've got guys to recognize and understand they're young, they're talented and there's a future for these guys."

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