Oscar Robertson has revealed his top 5 favorite NBA players of all time. As one of the greatest point guards to ever exist, his opinion matters a lot, and people always listen to what he has to say.
The Big O recently chatted with Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles on The Players' Tribune's Knuckleheads, talking about a series of topics, including the perception of superteams over the years, Russell Westbrook being underappreciated in the league, and more.
Close to the end of the one-hour-long interview, Robertson was asked to name his top 5 favorite players of all time. Not the best to ever play, but his five favorite players to watch (1:01:31).
He went with Michael Jordan, Elgin Baylor, Steph Curry, Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain.
Michael Jordan is widely considered the greatest player of all time. Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter in NBA history. Jerry West is one of the most influential players ever to set foot on an NBA court. Elgin Baylor is another legend that left a significant mark on the game, while Wilt Chamberlain was one of the most dominant players in NBA history.
Seeing that he only had five spots to fill and thousands of players to pick, he had to leave other great names out of this top. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, even former teammate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were left out this top.
Robertson has a clear mindset, and nobody will tell him who is missing on his list. The original Mr. Triple Double knows very well what he's talking about, and this question was about his preference, not anybody else's.