NBA analyst Kenny Smith has a penchant for creating controversy. LeBron James is no.10 on the list and Kobe Bryant is not on it at all.
Kenny Smith has always seemed to prefer the stars from the past eras and this continued with his latest top-10 list. Smith said that “Kobe is No. 11”. Kenny also placed Lebron James at quite a lower position on his list. He placed the 3-time NBA champion at No. 10. The NBA analyst also placed former Lakers star Shaq in his top-10 list.
Kenny and his top-10 list; LeBron is 10th
This list has been scrutinized by the fans. Kobe is one of the greatest players to ever grace the game and his exclusion has raised some eyebrows. Smith placing Shaq over his former teammate will again rage on the debate amongst the fans.
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Former Cavs’ star Lebron is the best player of this past decade. The 4-time MVP has created a massive legacy for himself and with the NBA restarting in Orlando, he has a great chance to add a 4th title to his kitty.
“LeBron is in my top 10 (of all-time) BUT he’s No. 10… Kobe is not in my top 10.” @TheJetOnTNT isn’t putting LeBron or Kobe anywhere near the top of the all-time list.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) July 7, 2020
Kenny won 2 championships during his playing days as a part of the Rockets team. His preferences of past stars has been evident. Kenny placed Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Oscar Robertson, and Nate Archibald in his top-10.
What’s next for LeBron?
LeBron and his Lakers are the favorites to win the NBA championship this year. The all-stars Davis and Lebron have led the Lakers to the top of the Western Conference this season.
LeBron has been playing some scintillating basketball this season. He led the Lakers to back-to-back victories over fellow title challengers Bucks and Clippers with some playoff level performances. LeBron is currently one of the leading contenders to win the MVP award this season.