In this blog, we will take a look at the intro of Allen Iverson vs Kobe Bryant. Both players are considered to be among the best to ever play the game of basketball. Iverson is known for his quickness and scoring ability, while Bryant is considered to be one of the best all-around players in the game. We will compare and contrast the two players in order to see who is the better player.
Allen Iverson Vs Kobe Bryant Stats
|Allen Iverson||Career||Kobe Bryant|
|8,467||Field Goals Made||11,719|
|19,906||Field Goals Attempted||26,2|
|42.5%||Field Goal Percentage||44.7%|
|8,168||Free Throws Attempted||10,011|
|78.0%||Free Throw Percentage||83.7%|
|26.7||Points Per Game||25.0|
|41.1||Minutes Per Game||36.1|
|6.2||Assists Per Game||4.7|
|3.7||Rebounds Per Game||5.2|
|23.3||Points Per 36 Minutes||24.9|
|3.3||Rebounds Per 36 Minutes||5.2|
|5.4||Assists Per 36 Minutes||4.7|
In terms of per-game statistics, Iverson averaged 4.0 assists and 2.8 rebounds. He has 1,983 steals, 164 blocks, and 5,624 assists in his career. Iverson finished his career with 3,394 rebounds, including 2,649 defensive and 745 offensive. While he had a 45.2% effective field goal percentage, he also had 1,777 violations and 3,262 turnovers.
Iverson made 6,375 of his 8,168 free throw attempts, giving him a 78.0% success rate. He averaged 44.8% on 7,408 out of 16,523 two-point attempts. He had a 31.3% three-point shooting percentage by making 1,059 of 3,383 attempts from downtown. Iverson had a 42.5% shooting percentage by making 8,467 baskets out of 19,906 attempts.
In his career, he averaged 23.3 points per 36 minutes while also grabbing 3.3 rebounds and dishing out 5.4 assists. Iverson has appeared in 901 games, averaging 26.7 points per game and scoring 24,368 points in all. Allen Iverson appeared in 914 NBA games and logged 37,584 minutes in those games.
In his NBA career, Kobe Bryant logged 48,637 minutes and appeared in 1,346 games. Bryant scored 33,643 points in his NBA career, averaged 25.0 points per game, and appeared in 1,198 games. He averaged 4.7 assists, 5.2 rebounds, and 24.9 points per 36 minutes. Bryant shot 44.7% from the field and made 11,719 baskets out of 26,200 attempts.
In his pro basketball career, he attempted 5,546 shots from downtown and converted 1,827 of them for a shooting percentage of 32.9%. He had a 47.9% shooting percentage, making 9,892 of his 20,654 shot attempts. Bryant converted 8,378 of 10,011 free throw attempts for an 83.7% free throw percentage.
He had an effective field goal rate of 48.2%, as well as 4,010 turnovers and 3,353 personal fouls. In his career, he grabbed 7,047 rebounds, 5,548 on the defensive end and 1,499 on the offensive end. Bryant got 6,306 dimes while making the extra pass, in addition to 1,944 steals and 640 rejections. He had 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
|Allen Iverson – 2009-10||Most Recent Season||Kobe Bryant – 2015-16|
|136||Field Goals Made||398|
|316||Field Goals Attempted||1,113|
|104||Free Throws Made||232|
|131||Free Throws Attempted||281|
|79.4%||Free Throw Percentage||82.6%|
|13.8||Points Per Game||17.6|
|30.9||Minutes Per Game||28.2|
|4.0||Assists Per Game||2.8|
|2.8||Rebounds Per Game||3.7|
|16.0||Points Per 36 Minutes||22.4|
|3.3||Rebounds Per 36 Minutes||4.8|
|4.7||Assists Per 36 Minutes||3.6|
Iverson averaged 2.82 rebounds and 4.04 assists per game. Iverson had 113 assists, 19 steals, and 2 blocks in his final season. Iverson had 79 boards in his final season, 16 of which were offensive and 63 of which were defensive. Allen Iverson had an eFG% of 44.5% last season, a turnover rate of 64.5%, and 48 violations.
When it came to free throw attempts, Iverson had a conversion percentage of 79.4%, making 104 out of 131 attempts. He sunk 127 of 291 shots from 2 points, giving him a 2-point percentage of 43.6%. Iverson made 9 of 25 three-point tries, giving him a 36.0% three-point percentage.
Iverson had a field goal percentage of 43.0%, converting 136 of 316 shots attempted. Iverson averaged 16.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per 36 minutes. In 28 games, he scored 385 points and averaged 13.8 points per game. Allen Iverson started 24 games and logged 865 minutes of playing time.
Bryant averaged 2.8 assists per game while also grabbing 3.7 boards. Bryant finished with 13 blocks, 184 assists, and 62 steals. Bryant had a total of 247 rebounds, 41 offensive and 206 defensives, for a total of 247 rebounds. Kobe Bryant had 115 violations last season, as well as 129 turnovers and a 41.7% effective field goal percentage.
Bryant made 232 of his 281 free throw attempts, giving him an 82.6% success rate. His 2pt% was 41.0% after making 265 of 646 attempts. When it comes to three-point shooting, Bryant averaged 28.5%, making 133 of 467 attempts. Bryant made 398 of his 1,113 tries, giving him a 35.8% shooting percentage.
Bryant averaged 22.4 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per 36 minutes. He scored 1,161 points in 66 games and concluded the season with an average of 17.6 points per game. In his final season, Kobe Bryant played a total of 1,863 minutes and started 66 games.
Summary of Victories
|Games Won||in Regular Season||in Playoffs|
Stats in Games Between Them
|Games with better stats than the other player…|
|Kobe Bryant||18 games||27 games||16 games||11 games||21 games|
|Allen Iverson||20 games||10 games||20 games||21 games||6 games|
|Both had same stat||0 games||1 game||2 games||6 games||11 games|
Head To Head Games Played: One by One
|Nov. 26, 1996|
|Dec. 29, 1996|
|Nov. 01, 2008|
|Nov. 14, 2008|
|Nov. 06, 2009|
|Jan. 29, 2010|
Are Kobe and Iverson friends?
Allen Iverson and Kobe Bryant were two killers on the court. These two legends gave their all every time they went at it; they were big rivals on the floor and very good friends.
How many points did Michael Jordan score against Allen Iverson?
Allen Iverson averaged 29.8 points against Michael Jordan
In 13 games against Jordan, Iverson averaged 29.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists while shooting 44.3% from the field. Meanwhile, Jordan put up 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.8 assists per game versus Iverson
Who’s better, Michael Jordan or Allen Iverson?
The statistics go as follows. The Answer averaged 27.1 PPG compared to Jordan’s 24.0 PPG in those matchups. Iverson shot 46.8% from the field and an impressive 43.9% from the 3-point line. On the other hand, MJ shot 45.5% from the field and 38.1% from the 3-point line.
Both Allen Iverson and Kobe are two of the greatest basketball players of all time. They both have unique skillsets and playing styles that have made them legends in the sport. While Iverson may be slightly shorter and not as physically gifted as Kobe, he more than makes up for it with his quickness, agility, and ball-handling skills. Kobe, on the other hand, is a physical specimen who is an elite shooter and scorer. In the end, it is hard to say who is better because they are both such great players.