Allen Iverson absent from Big3 games in Dallas, league investigating

Allen Iverson was absent from the Big3’s Week 6 games in Dallas and no one in the league has heard from him.

The former NBA MVP, who is a player and coach for Three’s Company, did not show up Sunday to the American Airlines Center, leaving the league to launch an investigation into his absence.

Iverson, who has rarely played in league’s inaugural season, was seen gambling at Chicago casino Thursday when the Big3 was in the Windy City, according to TMZ Sports. He was also seen at a casino in Philadelphia earlier this month.

It’s more complicated when you put James and Jordan side by side. If someone said you have to make an argument either for James or Bryant over Jordan, you’re taking James. There’s at least a case to be made, and Jordan must know that.

Jordan was a pure scorer in every sense of the word, but what about James’ efficiency? Jordan was undoubtedly a relentless defender and finished his career top five in steals per game, but you could counter with James’ versatility and switchability in guarding multiple positions. James is considered one of the best playmakers of all time, but Jordan also averaged 32.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game during the 1988-89 season before the Bulls reached championship levels. Would Jordan’s numbers have looked like that each season if he had played on LeBron’s early Cleveland teams? How much do we account for eras? NBA Finals performances? Have we fallen into a hoops black hole forever with this freaking argument?

It doesn’t fit as neatly into a box as Jordan vs. Bryant. You wouldn’t say James is like Jordan. He’s like a scientist took Karl Malone’s body and accidentally fused it with Magic Johnson’s passing and Julius Erving’s athleticism.

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