Poll: Allen Iverson or Gary Payton
Two of the toughest and most tenacious guards to ever play the game, Allen Iverson and Gary Payton are also former members of the USA Basketball Men’s National team. Payton won gold twice in 1996 and 2000, while Iverson and the 2004 team brought home the bronze.
Iverson may go down as the toughest basketball player pound-for-pound. With a relentless motor and unparalleled ability to find his shot, Iverson led the NBA in scoring four times and was named Most Valuable Player in the 2000-2001 season.
Named to the NBA All-Defensive 1st Team nine times, Payton was also Defensive Player of the Year in 1995-96. Known as “The Glove,” Payton was thought of by many as the game’s top defensive point guard throughout his career. With eight seasons averaging over 20-points a game, Payton was far from a one-sided player.
With two such talented choices, there is no wrong answer when debating which player would make the most sense on your 3x3 squad. So you tell us, which player gets your vote and why?