Over the past season or so, the legend of LeBron James has progressed greatly due to breaking records, moving up on all-time lists, and doing things no player has done at the age of 33. Some feel his 2017-18 season solidified him as one of the all-time greats and that he is even nipping at the heels of Michael Jordan.
With more and more ammunition for fans to make a debate for James being the “GOAT” (Greatest of All-Time), that—along with who the 2017-18 Rookie of the Year should be—is the main discussion in the NBA world on social media.
On Twitter, Los Angeles Lakers rookie Kyle Kuzma continued the all-time debate chatter when he was asked to name the “best players of all-time at each position.” Kuzma created a very solid list and it is tough to disagree with him.
— kuz (@kylekuzma) May 13, 2018
Kuzma’s list created some buzz in the tweet’s replies, including followers making cases that players like Kobe Bryant, John Stockton, Bill Russell, Shaquille O’Neal, and Larry Bird should be on his list for their respective positions.
Surprisingly, Kobe Bryant, a Los Angeles Lakers legend and someone who went out of his way to call Kuzma and offer advice midway through his rookie season did not make the list.
One follower felt if Kuzma spent time with Bryant as teammates, it would have changed his answer. Bryant retired a year and a half prior to Kuzma being drafted in 2017.
I’m sure if kuz played with kobe 1 year his answer would be different
— AG (@ReaLAntGee) May 13, 2018
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