Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 10/29/13
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It seems like everyone is always being asked about their top 5 players and who they think is best at their position. During an interview with SI.com’s Richard Deitsch, Chuck gave his top-5 all time NBA players and had LeBron outside the top 5 where he says he will likely stay: “I have him there. But he can’t get any higher than where he is,” Barkley explained. “I have Michael [Jordan] at No. 1. Oscar [Robertson] at No. 2. Then Wilt [Chamberlain], Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] and [Bill] Russell. I have Kobe [Bryant], LeBron, Tim Duncan, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor after that. Those are my top 10. Those second five fluctuate, but who do I take off my top five?” I agree with Chuck for a couple of reasons. One, why are we rushing to put LeBron in the top 5 when he hasn’t even passed Kobe or Duncan yet as an all-time great? Two, if you put him in the top 5 who exactly are you taking off that list? The good side of this though is that we have plenty of time to see what LeBron does in the secon...
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