Former Philadelphia 76ers guard Allen Iverson is one of the best guards to ever step onto the NBA court. However, playing basketball was never his dream growing up.
Instead, Iverson dreamed that he would be able to play quarterback for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
If Iverson would have made the journey to Notre Dame, he would have ended up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, according to his mentor and former manager.
“He was a far better football player than a basketball player,” Gary Moore told Bleacher Report. “Far, far better. We talked about Notre Dame all the time. That was our dream. We watched the Fighting Irish on TV every Saturday.
“He was never supposed to be in the NBA. We were focused on the NFL. He should be in Canton as we speak.”
During his high school career at Hampton (Va.) Bethel, Iverson was the state basketball and football player of the year. Unfortunately, legal troubles forced him to miss his senior year and the basketball offers were the only ones that remained.
Iverson went on to have a great basketball career, but it would have been interesting to see what could have happened if he stayed on the gridiron.
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