NBA legend Charles Barkley named his Top 10 players of All-Time. He not only left out his co-host of Inside The NBA, Shaquille O’Neal, but also did not include LeBron James and Kobe Bryant among the Top 5. He placed Bryant at the sixth and James at the seventh.
“Kenny, you know my Top 10. Michael [Jordan], Oscar [Robertson], Bill Russell, Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] and Wilt [Chamberlain], Kobe [Bryant], LeBron [James], Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, then you got Magic [Johnson] and [Larry] Bird right there,” Barkley said.
LeBron James, who is on a mission to win his fourth NBA championship this season with the Lakers, is also a strong candidate for the MVP award, despite it being his seventeenth season. Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant has five NBA rings, all of them with the Lakers.