KEY POINTS

  • Despite being a Boston Celtic, Tatum named 4 Lakers players in his top 5 NBA players of all-time
  • He was asked to name in no order so Tatum escaped from any LeBron vs Jorson debates
  • Currently, the NBA is suspended due to the coronavirus crisis

Even though Jayson Tatum plays for Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA), he chose four players from the Los Angeles Lakers in his top-5 NBA players of all-time.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, all the sporting leagues across the globe have been suspended and the sports stars have been using this time to interact with their fans on various social media platforms.

Tatum asked basketball fans to bring out a few questions on Twitter on Thursday. During the short Q&A session, a fan asked the 22-year-old small forward to reveal his top-5 NBA players to which the Boston Celtic replied with names of Lakers players LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar alongside Michael Jordan.

At least he was asked to name the players in no order and hence he escaped from being dragged into any LeBron vs Jordon debates.

Out of Tatum’s list of all-time great, James is the only active player. The Lakers’ power forward currently is in his 17th season in the NBA. He has so far represented as many as three different franchises in the basketball tournament having earlier played for Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat. In fact, James is more known for his achievements with Cavaliers and Heat than his current Purple and Gold jersey team.

James’ quest for a fourth NBA championship is in jeopardy as the NBA remains suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Many thought this break would benefit James as his body would get some rest. However, the basketball superstar does not think so.

“When you’ve been building six months of conditioning and preparation and then [it’s gone], the narrative that I don’t like [is], ‘Well, now guys get so much rest’ or, like, ‘LeBron, he’s 35, he’s got so many minutes on his body, now he gets so much rest’,” said James while talking in the Road Tripping podcast.

LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates after passing Michael Jordan and moving to #4 on the NBA's all-time scoring list during the second quarter against the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on March 06, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Robert Laberge/Getty Images