Kevin Durant is in Madrid right now promoting his shoe, the KD 8, and like most international trips, he’s bound to get asked a few questions.
One of the more interesting, however, is when KD got asked for his all-time starting five. The news item was in Spanish, so here’s a quick (and rather) sloppy translation.
Finally, many of your supporters have asked us to ask you about your ideal team in NBA history.
Well, good question. I would stay with Magic Johnson as a basis for their exceptional height, vision and be a triple-double machine. As guard Kobe Bryant is a legend and five-time champion. It’s been half-life in the NBA! Michael Jordan like three. Sorry for Larry Bird , but I have to let him out for Kobe. As a power forward is difficult, between Karl Malone, Tim Duncan … I stay with Tim Duncan . For longevity, the securities and the impact it has had and still has on the court. And Shaquille O’Neal as a dominant power forward.
Here’s one simple way to spell out KD’s answer:
- PG: Magic Johnson
- SG: Kobe Bryant
- SF: Michael Jordan
- PF: Tim Duncan
- C: Shaquille O’Neal
Durant, like the humble kid that he is, notably left his name in his own list and LeBron’s. Maybe after a few championships, right KD?
But yeah, that’s a pretty wicked lineup, though.