We can all agree LeBron James is the best player in the NBA. #2 is where the disagreements start and we start debating names like Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and Kawhi Leonard.
According to Charles Barkley, Klay Thompson is better than all of those names and you are “out of your mind” if you believe Durant is better than Leonard or Klay Thompson, who is “the 2nd best all-around player in the NBA.”
So according to Barkley, here’s his top 5 players in the NBA right now.
- LeBron James
- Klay Thompson
- Kawhi Leonard
- Kevin Durant
- Steph Curry
FYI, Slam recently did a Top 50 list and here’s how Chuck’s top 5 ranks on their list
- LeBron James (1)
- Klay Thompson (13)
- Kawhi Leonard (5)
- Kevin Durant (4)
- Steph Curry (2)
Also, this opinion by Barkley isn’t anything new. Here’s what he said about the top 3 players in the league after the NBA Finals and before KD joined the Warriors.