The 2013 Hall Of Fame ceremony is this weekend, so Fox Sports had Julius “Dr. J.” Erving on to talk about some of the greatest players of all-time, and the current greats. Among the best in the game today, Dr. J names LeBron James and Derrick Rose. He then discusses the all-time greats, but leaves off who many consider to be the consensus Greatest Player Ever.
There was some noise made a few weeks back when LeBron named his Top 3 All-Time and included the Doctor, but omitted Magic Johnson – which even prompted a response from Magic himself on Twitter. Now Erving names his All-Time Starting 5 and actually leaves off Michael Jordan, naming Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, and Oscar Robertson.
Dr. J’s list seemed to focus on his era, as none of the 80s/90s legends were included, or any modern great. After saying earlier this week that he found John Stockton harder to guard than MJ, Payton continues to troll Jordan.