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  • who are the top five players in order.

  • You would start a franchise with right now if you could choose anyone in the world.

  • And obviously their age is a huge factor in that number.

  • 55 is Yannis, In my opinion, Yannis is five.

  • He's only 26 years old.

  • The back to back M v p.

  • And there's absolutely nothing about him not to love.

  • Mm.

  • He doesn't do a lot of the things, however, that you do to win in the NBA today.

  • He doesn't shoot the three, and he isn't someone who can create his own offense late in close games, and that has been their downfall in the playoffs back to back years.

  • Yannis is an extraordinary player, and I love him, and we had that dunk yesterday to win that game against the Clippers, albeit on a ridiculous walk.

  • But that's neither here nor there.

  • That little dance of celebration he did.

  • I love it.

  • I love his enthusiasm.

  • I love everything about Yanis, but at the end of the day, there are four players I would choose ahead of him, who were that kind of young to start a team with because at the end of the day.

  • Can you carry a team to a championship?

  • That's your only goal.

  • I need to see it from Yannis.

  • Number 44 is Nicola Jokic, Nicola Jokic and I'm not joking around is the least appreciated.

  • Great player in the sport, largely because of where he plays and that meaning Denver.

  • He's 26 years old.

  • He has eight triple doubles this season.

  • He has 49 in his career.

  • That's only three behind James Harden.

  • James Harden is a triple double machine.

  • Nicola Jokic has only three fewer.

  • He's a center in the playoffs.

  • He averages 25 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

  • He is a spectacular talent.

  • He does absolutely everything.

  • He can shoot it from deep.

  • He can initiate offense.

  • He's as good at passing big man as the sport has seen in forever.

  • Nicola Jokic gets less attention per pound for pound of greatness than any player in the sport, and he is number four.

  • Number three.

  • This is where it got tough.

  • Separating between these three was really hard to do.

  • I'm going Jayson Tatum at three.

  • He's 22 years old.

  • He'll be 23 in March, the last two years, he's averaged 24.7 boards, four assists, shoots 52% from the floor and the playoffs.

  • He averages 21 points.

  • He has led his team to the conference final a couple of years ago, that great run when he really sort of that was his coming out party.

  • That run they made.

  • That ended in a seven game loss against LeBron a few years ago, when Kyrie wasn't healthy back in Boston.

  • That was when you started paying attention.

  • We were paying attention to Jayson Tatum when he single handedly carried Duke to the tournament a few years ago.

  • Tatum is a superstar is a future M V P.

  • If you wanted to put him at one in this argument, you wouldn't get a huge fight out of me.

  • But for me, he's three.

  • Number 22 is I in Zion is a fascinating character.

  • Zion, when he wasn't playing, got more attention than any player in the sport, and now that he is playing, he gets less attention.

  • We paid a lot more attention as I on when he wasn't playing than we do when he is.

  • Zion is great.

  • He's everything they said he was going to be.

  • He's 20 years old.

  • He's averaging over 25 points and shooting 60% from the floor.

  • The only two players in history to do that were for a season where Charles Barkley and Kevin McHale is that good, that good, and he's 20.

  • He's 20.

  • So, of course, the big questions about Zion our health.

  • Can he stay healthy right now?

  • He's doing it.

  • Is he going to have a 15 year career?

  • Can't answer that now, but if you're going to judge these guys based on how good they are, Zion is, too.

  • I put him to number one and Luca is one.

  • He turned 22 yesterday.

  • Luca again one of two players in history with 4000 points in 1000 assists before turning 22.

  • The other is LeBron James.

  • He averages more rebounds and more assists per game and only one fewer point per game than LeBron did when he turned 22 years old.

  • That is how good Luca Don check is.

  • That is my list of players.

  • I would start a team with right now, five through one, Yannis at five, Yokich at four, Tatum at three, Zion, a two and Luca at one.

  • The names that we have on the side here.

  • Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell, John Moran, Obama to Bio, Jamal Murray, Devin Booker, Trae Young and so many others.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/02
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