LeBron James names three greatest NBA players of all-time (Video)

Jun 24, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James waves to the crowd during the Miami Heat Championship celebration parade in downtown Miami. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Kobe Bryant famously snubbed LeBron James from his all-time starting line-up. In his defense, the Los Angeles Lakers superstar snubbed himself as well giving the nods to Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabar and Bill Russell.

In an interview with FOX Sports’ Bill Reiter, LeBron James was asked who his three greatest players in NBA history were. He struggled to come up with a list but one thing was for certain, Michael Jordan was on the list. The other two were a struggle.

He also gave the not to Larry Bird and Julius Erving. In fact, Dr. J’s name came out of James mouth before Bird’s did. He wasn’t necessarily ranking them but you can read into that if you want.

No Lakers made his list, but James did say that he would put Magic Johnson as number 4. You could say he snubbed Kobe Bryant, who is arguably one of the best of all time. Like Kobe’s list though he left himself off.

The argument for the greatest NBA players could go on forever with so many talented players to choose from.

Tell us who you’re top 3 are in the comments below.

[h/t] Bleacher Report

Topics: Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat

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  • Mike Dyce

    I’m going to go with:
    1. Michael Jordan
    2. Magic Johnson
    3. Kobe Bryant
    4. Dirk Nowitzki (<- yes, I'm a homer and not entirely serious)

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