Skip to content

Iverson: I'd average 43 points per game in modern NBA

Jesse D. Garrabrant / National Basketball Association / Getty

Allen Iverson believes he could put up big scoring numbers if he was playing in the NBA today.

During an appearance on "The Big Podcast" with Shaquille O'Neal, Iverson was asked how many points he thinks he'd average in the modern NBA. The Philadelphia 76ers great initially hesitated to answer, not wanting to toot his own horn, but then he responded with 43 points.

"I lost the scoring title to Kobe (Bryant) the year he averaged 35," Iverson said. "I averaged 33, and I'm just thinking, like, if I was to play in this era, where it's wide-open, if I can average 33 in a season, I'm going to just take it up to 43. I know 10 points more."

Iverson averaged 26.7 points per game across his 14-year career and had four seasons in which he averaged more than 30 points per contest.

The NBA's current scoring leader is Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, who's averaging 34.2 points per game this season.

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox