Boston Celtics prodigy Jayson Tatum solidifies Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant in his all-time top 5 players list.
NBA is one of the most talented leagues for any sport. Many all-time greats have graced the sport with their presence in the league. However, there are three NBA legends whose names have been well-spoken off and have dominated the hearts of basketball enthusiasts. Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
These three generational talents have completely transformed the way basketball is played and perceived. Because of their impressive gameplay, unique approach and illustrious careers, these three players have established themselves as the most celebrated icons in the sport.
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“Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant should be cemented in the top 5 players of all time”: Jayson Tatum
Analysts and fans have many heated arguments about which player is the Greatest of All Time. However, one cannot simply compare the impact each of these three legends had during their eras.
Boston Celtics forward, Jayson Tatum, is one of many basketball fans who believes that these three icons should always be in the top 5 list of all-time great players. On his appearance on the podcast “Million Dollaz Worth of Game”, Tatum revealed:
“Anybody that don’t have Mike, Bron and Kobe in their Top 5, I really have a hard time listening to them… Nobody should ever question that.”
MJ, Bron and Kobe are solidified in Tatum’s top 5 all-time NBA list 🙌 pic.twitter.com/5Or59dTg6O
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 31, 2021
Jayson Tatum further went on to name seven other players of his top 10 list:
“In no order, I got Magic Johnson, (Larry) Bird, Shaq (O’Neal), Hakeem (Olajuwon), Tim Duncan, Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar)… Bill Russell”
This list might differ from person to person and player to player. However, Tatum revealed his list of players who he thought had tremendous careers. Clearly, the greatness of these players and the legacy each one of them left behind, is undeniable.