Russ, Wilt, Magic, Bird.
Sorry, MJ...you never beat anyone for those 6 rings....nobody like the '80s C's or Fakers, not even the Bad Boys at their peak (you caught them on their downside). You have to beat the best to be the best.
Not even close, MJ.
Sorry but this is sooo wrong. MJs impact alone outside of the court puts him there. add the fact that he has set record and was playing against better athletes instead of uncoordinated guys. Then you have the fact that Magic and Bird both have acknowledge MJ as a better player, makes me see this as a questionable nostalgic bias post.
A lot of posts in this thread are, but they all have their own criteria that aren't exactly about how "good" a player is. Don't see any issue with this list, at least I think it's as okay as the others.
Rockets PG: Westbrook, Rivers, Clemons SG: Harden, Gordon, McLemore
SF: House, Carroll, Caboclo PF: Covington, Green, Williams
C: Tucker, Hartenstein, Bender
Warriors PG: Curry, Jackson, Bowman SG: Thompson, Lee, Poole
SF: Wiggins, Okoro, Anderson PF: Green, Paschall, MKG
C: Looney, Chriss, Smiley