David DuPree of USA Today had a nice article comparing Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James and how they could be on their way to becoming the first trio in 24 years to average at least 30 points a game.
The Bryant-Iverson-James trio also has the three highest-scoring individual games this season: Bryant 62, Iverson 53 and James 52. Of those games, the only one that resulted in a win, however, was Bryant’s effort. Bryant also consistently carries his team to more wins when he scores a lot than Iverson and James have been able to do.
Bryant has scored 30 or more points in 15 games this season, and the Lakers are 9-6 in those contests. The Cavaliers are 8-7 in the 15 games James has scored at least 30, and the 76ers are 8-11 when Iverson has scored 30 or more.
all three say it is about winning games, not about scoring titles or outdueling each other.
Tale of the threesome tape:
|Comparing Allen Iverson
, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James , the NBA’s three 30-point a game scorers,
in 12 statistical categories:
|Points per game||34.3||32.3||30.3|
|Field goal attempts per game||26.2||25.9||20.9|
|Field goal percentage||45.7||44.4||49.5|
|Free throw attempts per game||11.9||10.1||10.2|
|Free throw percentage||77.9||80.9||77.7|
|Three-point field goals made per game||1.1||1.1||1.6|
|Three-point field goal percentage||33.0||27.1||37.4|
|percentage of team’s points||33.3||33.4||29.7|
|Rebounds per game||3.6||5.4||6.0|
|Assists per game||7.3||4.5||5.5|
|Points per shot||1.31||1.24||1.45|