Steve Nash calls Allen Iverson a ‘great competitor’ and a ‘dynamic ballhandler’

October 19, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) practices before the Lakers play against the Utah Jazz at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Nash had nothing but good words to say about fellow NBA Hall of Famer Allen Iverson.

The new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets also revealed what the toughest thing about guarding Iverson was.

“It was awesome playing against Allen, great competitor, played our whole careers against each other. Such a dynamic ballhandler, penetrator, shotmaker. The toughest thing about Allen was he gets to the foul line.

You could live with some of the shooting, you could live with some of the playmaking, but he got to the line and that broke your back so many times,” Nash told Steve Serby of the New York Post.

Iverson, who won the MVP award in 2001, finished his legendary NBA career with averages of 26.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.

Meanwhile, Nash, a two-time NBA MVP, had 14.3 points and 8.5 assists in his stellar career in the league.