Paul Pierce leaving LeBron off his top 5 is defensible – Michael Wilbon
Tony Kornhesier and Michael Wilbon react to Paul Pierce leaving Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James off his all-time top 5 NBA players list.
Kendrick Perkins joins NBA Countdown and says that Paul Pierce's decision to leave LeBron James out of his top 5 players of all time is personal. Pierce explains the personal story detailing a preseason game in which he says he spit at the Cavaliers bench and an altercation nearly ensued after the game. Perkins gives his own top 5 and Jalen Rose and Jay Williams go back and forth debating eras. Jay needs to take a break from all of the yelling.
✔️ Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman discuss if Paul Pierce was wrong for leaving Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James off of his list of the top-5 players of all time.
✔️ Los Angeles Lakers SG Danny Green joins First Take to discuss how to stop Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers and Paul Pierce saying LeBron James isn't a top-5 all-time player. Green also lists his top-5 players of all time.
✔️ NBA Countdown starts with a heated discussion with Paul Pierce making his case of LeBron James not being a top-5 player all time, with Jay Williams and Jalen Rose weighing in on the debate. (18:52) The crew also gives their takeaways from the final two episodes of "The Last Dance," which showed Michael Jordan and the 1998 Chicago Bulls win their sixth championship in eight seasons.