Nets coach Steve Nash compares Kyrie Irving to Sixers legend Allen Iverson

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The Philadelphia 76ers are getting set to take on the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday in a much-anticipated matchup between two Eastern Conference powerhouses. The game has taken a bit of a hit with the news of Kyrie Irving being out and Kevin Durant being questionable, but it’s still a big matchup.

Irving gets compared to Sixers legend Allen Iverson often as the two of them have similar games. They are both explosive scorers, they have the elite ball-handling ability, and the two of them are diminutive guards who play above their size.

On Friday, Nets coach Steve Nash was asked to compare the two of them and he said:

I think Allen was special in his own right. I think Kyrie is more skilled. I think Allen was different. Allen was electrifying in a different way. He got to the line a lot. Allen was a crazy competitor. The variety of shot making coupled with the accuracy that Kyrie has is historic. Allen is Allen. He’s one of the all-time greats. Kyrie, if you look at what he’s able to do on the court, is historic too in the skill level and way he’s able to get his.

Irving still has a ways to go before he can cement a Hall of Fame career as Iverson did, but there is no doubt that the two of them have a lot of similarities in the way they play the game.

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