Charles Barkley’s Latest Babble: Kobe Bryant Is Fifth Best Player in NBA History

November 19th, 2010 by Josh Delp Leave a reply »

One of the things I was looking forward to at the start of the season was watching the Thursday night antics of Inside the NBA on TNT with Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith and the one and only, Charles Barkley. You just never know what will come out of Chuck’s mouth next, and last night was no exception.

After the Blazers eked out a win against the Nuggets in the nightcap game, Barkley referred to an earlier time where he said Kobe Bryant was one of the top 10 players in the history of the NBA. He took that a step further last night when he said he is now in the top five best players. Let’s take a look at his list:

5. Kobe Bryant
4. Wilt Chamberlain
3. Bill Russell
2. Oscar Robertson
1. Michael Jordan

Kenny Smith was surprised he picked Bryant over both Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, but he just about flipped his lid when Barkley said Kobe is better than Kareem Abdul ...

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