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The star Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors has been involved in the timeless tradition of building an all-time NBA top-five list.
Appearance of Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles Knucklehead's podcast, Durant listed Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O & # 39; Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Magic Johnson in his top five.
A key note is Durant mentioned, he prefers to put players in any list of all-time rankings after they retire. It helps explain why LeBron James, for example, is not part of this group.
It's a perfectly valid attitude to Durant to take. If you don't have the totality of a player's career judging everything they've done in the NBA, debating the player's place in history can be considered premature.
Of course, if we don't constantly compare James and Jordan, sports language shows and much of the internet would cease to exist.
Look at Durant's list, which is not too surprising. Four of the five players are in Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Bryant will be launched as soon as he is entitled in 2020.