Greatest 15 NBA Players of All Time

Recorded at 5:30 in the morning, Akiva shares the last few days of his harrowing life, and then (11:20) Alex tricks Akiva into finishing the all-time NBA top 15 (which Akiva finally starts to suspect at 34:30, and only confirms at 1:03:48). The guys also try to prognosticate the 2017 NBA MVP race (47:19).

(Also Alex is watching the RNC in the background and occasionally gets distracted by his TV, though most of those tangents have been edited out.)

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Alex’s full list:

1 Michael Jordan
2 Wilt Chamberlain
3 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
4 LeBron James
5 Bill Russell
6 Shaquille O’Neal
7 Tim Duncan
8 Magic Johnson
9 Oscar Robertson
10 Larry Bird
11 Hakeem Olajuwon
12 Karl Malone
13 Kobe Bryant
14 Jerry West
15 Julius Erving
16 George Mikan
17 Kevin Garnett
18 Moses Malone
19 David Robinson
20 Bob Pettit
21 Dirk Nowitzki
22 Charles Barkley
23 Artis Gilmore
24 Elgin Baylor
25 Dolph Schayes
26 Bob Cousy
27 Rick Barry
28 John Stockton
29 John Havlicek
30 Chris Paul
31 Patrick Ewing
32 George Gervin
33 Kevin Durant
34 Elvin Hayes
35 Dwight Howard
36 Scottie Pippen
37 Allen Iverson
38 Clyde Drexler
39 Dwyane Wade
40 Dominique Wilkins
41 Isiah Thomas
42 Dan Issel
43 Gary Payton
44 Jason Kidd
45 Walt Frazier
46 Paul Pierce
47 Steve Nash
48 Kevin McHale
49 Hal Greer
50 Ray Allen
51 Alex English
52 Vince Carter
53 Neil Johnston
54 Dave Cowens
55 Bob McAdoo
56 Reggie Miller
57 Paul Arizin
58 Tracy McGrady
59 Bob Lanier
60 Robert Parish
61 Walt Bellamy
62 Pau Gasol
63 Stephen Curry
64 Willis Reed
65 Alonzo Mourning
66 Chris Webber
67 Carmelo Anthony
68 Adrian Dantley
69 Nate Thurmond
70 Jerry Lucas
71 Russell Westbrook
72 Chris Bosh
73 Ed Macauley
74 Wes Unseld
75 Billy Cunningham
76 Bailey Howell
77 Tiny Archibald
78 George McGinnis
79 Bernard King
80 Grant Hill
81 Dikembe Mutombo
82 Jack Sikma
83 Spencer Haywood
84 Pete Maravich
85 Lenny Wilkens
86 Larry Nance
87 Tim Hardaway
88 Dave Bing
89 Buck Williams
90 Dave DeBusschere
91 Amar’e Stoudemire
92 Chauncey Billups
93 Kevin Johnson
94 Jack Twyman
95 Chet Walker
96 Shawn Marion
97 Marques Johnson
98 Chris Mullin
99 Clyde Lovellette
100 James Worthy
101 Zelmo Beaty
102 David Thompson
103 Harry Gallatin
104 Mel Daniels
105 Tony Parker
106 Dennis Johnson
107 Larry Foust
108 Terry Cummings
109 Elton Brand
110 Stephon Marbury
111 Bobby Jones
112 Gail Goodrich
113 Mark Aguirre
114 Cliff Hagan
115 Sam Jones
116 Richie Guerin
117 Shawn Kemp
118 Zach Randolph
119 Bob Dandridge
120 Dennis Rodman
121 Deron Williams
122 Bill Sharman
123 Johnny “Red” Kerr
124 Horace Grant
125 Lou Hudson
126 Alvan Adams
127 Jo Jo White
128 Sam Cassell
129 Mitch Richmond
130 Sidney Moncrief
131 Bill Laimbeer
132 Tom Chambers
133 Paul Silas
134 Earl Monroe
135 Joe Dumars
136 Walter Davis
137 Maurice Cheeks
138 Terry Porter
139 Otis Thorpe
140 Connie Hawkins
141 Tom Heinsohn
142 Gus Johnson
143 Maurice Lucas
144 Andre Miller
145 Dan Roundfield
146 Tyson Chandler
147 Mookie Blaylock
148 George Yardley
149 Vern Mikkelsen
150 Guy Rodgers
151 Calvin Murphy
152 Rod Strickland
153 Rasheed Wallace
154 Jamaal Wilkes
155 Bill Walton
156 Yao Ming
157 Brad Daugherty
158 Ben Wallace
159 Vlade Divac
160 Marcus Camby
161 Metta World Peace
162 Detlef Schrempf
163 Clifford Robinson
164 Reggie Theus
165 Jermaine O’Neal
166 Jason Terry
167 Fat Lever
168 Carlos Boozer
169 LaMarcus Aldridge
170 Jeff Hornacek
171 Eddie Jones
172 Antawn Jamison
173 Derrick Coleman
174 Kevin Willis
175 Baron Davis
176 Josh Smith
177 Paul Westphal
178 Manu Ginobili
179 David West
180 Larry Johnson
181 Joe Fulks
182 Rudy Tomjanovich
183 Larry Kenon
184 John Drew
185 Jim Pollard
186 Latrell Sprewell
187 Alvin Robertson
188 Joe Johnson
189 Mike Bibby
190 Gilbert Arenas
191 Mark Price
192 Derek Harper
193 Bob Davies
194 Gus Williams
195 World B. Free
196 Randy Smith
197 Zydrunas Ilgauskas
198 Marc Gasol
199 Al Horford
200 Rudy LaRusso
201 Al Jefferson
202 Antoine Walker
203 Charlie Scott
204 Andy Phillip
205 Norm Van Lier
206 Rolando Blackman
207 Ron Boone
208 Mark Jackson
209 Charles Oakley
210 Bill Bridges
211 Lamar Odom
212 Shareef Abdur-Rahim
213 Swen Nater
214 Andre Iguodala
215 Juwan Howard
216 Antonio McDyess
217 Tom Gola
218 Bill Cartwright
219 Wayne Embry
220 Sidney Wicks
221 Arnie Risen
222 David Lee
223 A.C. Green
224 Anthony Mason
225 Happy Hairston
226 Carl Braun
227 Dick Barnett
228 Rip Hamilton
229 Gene Shue
230 Jerry Stackhouse
231 Louie Dampier
232 Archie Clark
233 Dick McGuire
234 Norm Nixon
235 Terrell Brandon
236 Truck Robinson
237 Bob Love

Akiva’s list:

1. Jordan

2. Russell

3. LeBron
4. Wilt
5. Kareem
6. Magic
7. Shaq
8. Duncan
9. Bird
10. Hakeem
11.Oscar
12. Kobe
13. Jerry West
14. D. Robinson
15. Erving
16. K. Malone
17. M. Malone
18. Pippen
19. Barkley
20. E. Baylor
21. S. Curry
22. C. Paul
23. Kidd
24. Garnett
25. I. Thomas
26. Stockton
27. Wade
28. Durant
29. Nash
30. Havlicek
31. Ewing
32. McHale