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Kevin Durant calls all-time NBA starter 5; Contains Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan | Bleacher Report



  Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, left, sits with Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder West team during the NBA All Star basketball game on Sunday, February 16, 2014 in New Orleans. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)

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Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has interfered with the timeless tradition of building an NBA Top Five list of all time.

Appeared on Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles' Knucklehead's podcast, Durant starred Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon and Magic Johnson in his first five.

One important note is that Durant mentions that he prefers to include the players in a list of all-time rankings after retirement. This explains why, for example, LeBron James does not belong to this group.

That's a perfectly valid attitude for Durant. If you do not have the entire career of a player to judge what you have done in the NBA, the debate over this player's place in history can be considered premature.

Of course, if we did not constantly compare James and Jordan sports talk shows and large parts of the internet would not exist anymore.

If you look at Durant's list, it's not too surprising. Four of the five players are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Bryant will be added as soon as he is eligible in 2020.


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