NBA legend Iverson really wants Giannis to join Warriors


If Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo greatly values Allen Iverson's opinion and advice, that could benefit the Warriors in a big way.

Iverson was a guest Thursday on the "All the Smoke" podcast with Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, and was asked which current player he wishes he could have played with.

The following back-and-forth ensued:

Iverson: "Giannis."

Jackson: "I thought you were about to say KD (Kevin Durant)."

Iverson: "Oh nah, nah, nah! Yeah. I would love to play with KD. I love Giannis now. I love Giannis. I love Giannis. I'm trippin' because I haven't seen KD in a minute. I'm trippin'. I'm trippin' hard. No disrespect to Giannis. I love Giannis."

Jackson: "I hope he leaves too. Go to Golden State."

Iverson: "That's where I want him to go -- Golden State!

Barnes: "It would be ugly."

Iverson: "Yes. Yes. I would love him to go there. That's where I want him to go. I want him to go to Golden State man."

Download and subscribe to the Runnin' Plays Podcast

Warriors fans already love "The Answer" because of how much he loves Steph Curry. This latest comment only will make the affinity grow stronger.

The "Greek Freak" told Yahoo's Chris Haynes a couple of weeks ago that he will not be demanding a trade this offseason.

RELATED: Hypothetical Dubs-Giannis trade gets 'hard no' from Russillo

The two-time NBA MVP followed that up with a tweet one week later that sure makes it sound like he will be playing for the Bucks in 2020-21.

But anything can happen in the NBA, so you never know.

Follow @DrewShiller on Twitter and Instagram