Who would you eliminate from this list of legends?
Jamie Foxx recently joined ESPN's NBA Countdown to promote his upcoming film "Sleepless" and to discuss an impossible question that was posed by Tracy McGrady on instagram, asking which of the following six NBA legends is the 'worst':
- Hakeem Olajuwon
- Kobe Bryant
- LeBron James
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
- Tim Duncan
- Shaquille O'Neal
Like I said, it's an impossible question to answer and you could arguably make a case for any player on that list. However, Jamie Foxx almost immediately eliminated Kobe from the conversation which created a stir on twitter, especially with the Black Mamba's faithful fans.
Jamie elaborated on his answer, shown below, but that still didn't stop some people for calling him "trash," a "dumbass" and saying they "lost respect for him."
"The only reason I’m saying it is because, if we’re trying to build a team, I think the team aspect of the players is a little different than the Kobe Bryant of…"
"I’ll say this. Let me explain this. I think when Michael Jordan played so well, there was something that happened with every kid that came behind Michael Jordan that it had to be themselves because Michael Jordan made this big thing. So every agent, every manager was like, 'Yo, you have to be Michael Jordan.' Which wasn’t necessarily, to the naked eye, the team sport. So if I’m building a team, the guys other than Kobe Bryant are more team-oriented players."
"If it’s another type of, like, we’re trying to win MVPs, then Kobe Bryant is definitely a person that you would not kick off the list. You would take Tim Duncan off the list, because Tim Duncan is a quiet assassin who was always, sort of, never got out of college if you think about it. [Spurs coach Gregg Popovich] sort of runs a college—think about what I’m saying—he ran a college program when you look at Pop. So it was more about quiet."
Who would you eliminate from this list of NBA legends?