Originally Posted by GOAT
The GOAT says that Curry was a football player who played basketball while Iverson was a basketball player who could play football. Iverson's quickness and toughness made him unstoppable on the football field, but it's not like he was dropping back and reading defenses. He hurt you more as a running QB, kick/punt returner, and interceptor. He was just a pure athlete, but not a pure football player. The stuff he did on the basketball court was nothing short of amazing, however.
Ok, so what you are saying that it's not a pure football player when you have five picks in one game? So I guess him reading QB's has nothing to do with being a football player? I'm taking it that you didn't see the Hampton-Bethel game his junior year, when he pretty much beat Hampton by himself? If that wasn't a pure football player, then I don't know what a football player is. I'm not saying that he was Roney Lott or anything, but he never shyed away from contact. And it's obvious that you haven't paid attention to the way he would sacrafice his body on the basketball court. I would pretty much call that the football player coming out of him. The fact that he wasn't a pure drop back passer doesn't take from the fact that he was the kicker, punter, free safety, QB, kick returner, and punt returner. And the only reason that he didn't get first team all district his junior year, was because Hampton had Sean Hamlett, who was Florida State bound. However, if you would have asked any coach that year who they feared throwing against more, and I promise you Iverson's name would have come up first. That was all politics. If he wasn't a pure football player, then I guess I have no clue about what football is all about.