MICHAEL BARI SHOW DAILY AUGUST 8, 2018, THE NBA 5 GREATEST PLAYERS

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August 8, 2018

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My Five Greatest NBA Starters 

Magic Johnson

Michael Jordan

Kobe Bryant

LeBron James

Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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Roughly nine hours before LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points, the King reminded himself, via an Instagram post, to savor the looming achievement.

“While I know it’s never been a goal of yours from the beginning,” he wrote, “try (please try) to take a moment for yourself.”

Yes, it makes sense that James, who is somehow still in his prime at 33 years old, might need a reminder to take a step back and appreciate his success. Continue reading by  

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I’ve trotted out this list several times over the past few years and it typically ends with my email box and Twitter account flooded with hate mail and tweets. So before all you LeBron and Wilt Chamberlain honks go crazy again, let me explain my decisions as to why they are Nos. 3 and Nos. 8, respectively.

First and foremost, I put a heavy emphasis on titles won – and don’t give me the, “Ohhh, so why isn’t Robert Horry on this list then?” argument, either.

Pure greatness (skill, clutchness, will-to-win) is the main criterion, and titles won is one hell of a tie-breaker in these arguments. No, Bill Russell (who has almost double the championships as Michael Jordan with 11) was not as good a pure basketball talent as Jordan. So, Jordan gets the edge.

In the recently hotly contested Jordan vs. LeBron debate, I’ve gotta say it’s still an easy one. LeBron’s skill is equal if not greater than Jordan’s – fine. But Jordan’s clutchness and will-to-win was far greater than LeBron’s. Continue reading by Matt Burke

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 02: Lebron James #6 of United States and Kobe Bryant #10 of United States look on during the Men’s Basketball Preliminary Round match against Nigeria on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Basketball Arena on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

When it comes to the top NBA players of all time, there’s plenty of speculation and room for debate, though many may not think so. Though Michael Jordan is easily considered the greatest player ever, some may say players like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, or Kevin Durant give him a run for his money. Who are the best NBA players? This list includes the best basketball players in NBA history, along with the top basketball players today.

Anyone can vote on the best NBA players here, which means these players are truly fan favorites. NBA fans can even add their own rankings to this list. Whether they have a famous jumper that just won’t quit or ball-handling skills that leave their opponents spinning, these top 100 NBA players rule the hoop and the hardwood, and this list is a celebration of those skills. This list should answer who is the top 100, top 10, and best NBA player ever.

If you’ve ever asked, “Who’s the greatest basketball player of all time?”, look no further. Ranked by votes from thousands of fans, this list features the all time NBA GOATs, including Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain, and Larry Bird. Vote up the best basketball player ever, and those who follow close behind. Continue reading by Originally by Ranker Community

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LeBron James is the best basketball player of all time. Wilt Chamberlain is second. Michael Jordan is third. There. That wasn’t so hard, was it?

Ranking The 25 Greatest Player In NBA History, Click HERE for more by Andrew Lynch/FOX SPORTS

 

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