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Allen Iverson Age 20 vs. Stephen Curry Age 20

It's time to go dig deep into the basketball reference books like a hoops historian and compare Golden State Warrior rookie Stephen Curry to the all-time great balla extraordinaire Allen Iverson- at age 20 in college that is.


Hoyas jersys circa 1995 are still some of the illest hoops threads even stitched. [via]

Why this comparison? It's quite simple actually. Masala is The Answer! J-U-M-P.

Okay, okay the real reason for this comparison is it's the offseason and your friend is simply Piled Higher and Deeper.

Allen Iverson Age 20

Sophomore Year @ Georgetown University



Stephen Curry Age 20

Junior Year @ Davidson College (?)


I really lucked into a Stephen Curry Davidson vs. G-Town pic for this piece. [via]


Allen Iverson @ 20
Stephen Curry @ 20
32.8 mpg
33.7 mpg
25.0 ppg
28.6 ppg
- FG %
- 3pt %
- FT %
4.7 apg
5.6 apg
3.8 to
3.7 to
3.8 rpg
4.4 rpg
3.4 stl
2.5 stl

See Allen Iverson College Statistics on Basketball Reference and don't sleep on the nonstop Hoya-ness.


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
2008 - Stephen Curry 33 33.6 9.1 20.0 45.6 3.8 9.9 38.7 6.7 7.6 87.6 0.6 3.7 4.3 5.6 3.6 2.5 0.2 2.3 28.7

A Few Important Notes...

Competition Factor: It must- let me stress that again, MUST be noted that on Georgetown AI played against far superior competiton than Curry did at Davidson. Don't believe me?

Quick! Name what conference Davidson plays in. Shoot, Google probably doesn't even know. Advantage- The Answer

Size Difference: Believe it or not, but "small" Curry is listed as being 3 inches taller than AI. He should naturally fill out and increase that weight slim disparity too.

  • Allen Iverson (now): 6-0, 180 lbs
  • Stephen Curry (now): 6-3, 185 lbs
Advantage- Masala (eventually)

Draft Selection: Iverson went #1 in a loaded draft, probably my favorite of all time. Curry went #7 in what was commonly regarded as a terrible draft. Plus, Curry got drafted by the Warriors so there's always the curse of Joe Smith, Todd Fuller, Adonal Foyle, Mike Dunleavy, Ike Diogu, and Patrick O'Bryant. Advantage- The Answer

So what does this all mean?
Probably nothing, but thanks for reading!

Yo Phoenix (since I know you're reading and going nuts that Larry Riley and Don Nelson didn't gift wrap Stephen Curry to all you fine retired folk)- If you're lucky the Warriors might do a Stephen Curry for Amare Stoudemire and Jason Richardson swap. A 2-for-1 seems more than fair here for a guy who put up better numbers than Allen Iverson at age 20.

Just kidding. In all seriousness, Steve Kerr- pull the trigger! Andris Biedrins, Brandan Wright, and Marco Belinelli? That's like 3 future all-time greats so the GSW homers tell me. Forget how many games they've won or what they've actually produced in meaningful minutes in a meaningful sample- check out their per 36 totals! Forget that they're all horrific defenders- didn't you hear? It's all Nellie's fault he can't win a championship with this cast of hoop superstars with RIDICULOUS UPSIDE.

The Bright Side of the Sun is that they've actually made the playoffs more than once in 15 years.

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