🚨ARTICLE! If you comment please read the whole thing first, there's two parts. Since this is too long I have a comment with the rest of it picking up right before I got cut off🚨👇
Many people say Allen Iverson arrived the Philadelphia 76ers in 2001? But did he really??
The 76ers finished the 2000-2001 season as the Number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, they were the 13th Best Offense in the league, the 5th Best Defense in the league, and the 4th Best Rebounding Team in the League. They also, had the Coach Of The Year, Defensive Player Of The Year, 6 Man Of The Year, and another All-Star (not including AI) on their team heading into the Playoffs that year. 💥First Round:
In the First Round of the 2001 NBA Playoffs, the 76ers faced the 8th Seeded Indiana Pacers who had a 41-41 Record, 15th Ranked Offense, 11th Ranked Defense, and 13th Ranked Defense in the regular season.
In the series:
AI averaged 31.5 PPG (on 51% True Shooting), 4 RPG, 6.5 APG, and 2 SPG.
Pacers Best Player, Reggie Miller averaged 31 PPG (on 61% True Shooting), 5 RPG, 2.5 APG, and 1 SPG.
Whether you wanna say AI outplayed Miller or Miller outplayed AI, they were both very close, in giving the edge to Miller just because he was way more efficient. So if Miller outplayed AI (or AI slightly outplayed Miller if you think so), it looks like AI had lots of help that series because you would think that since he's known for carrying this team, if he got outplayed they would lose. However, the 76ers won the series 3-1 (the NBA didn't make the First Round where you had to win 4 Games until 2003).
In the Second Round of the 2001 Playoffs the 76ers went up against the 5th Seeded Toronto Raptors who had a Record of 47-35, 8th Ranked Offense, 14th Ranked Defense, and 6th Best Rebounding Team in the Regular Season.
In the Series:
AI averaged 34 PPG (on 50% True Shooting), 4 RPG, 7 APG, 2 SPG, 0 BPG, and 3 TOPG.
Raptors Best Player, Vince Carter averaged 30 PPG (on 57% True Shooting), 6 RPG, 6 APG, 2 SPG, 2 BPG, and 2 TOPG.
Again, I think AI outplayed Carter, which means AI got outplayed for the second series in a row. Which means if he's getting outplayed his teammates (2ND PART BELOW)