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LeBron says three greatest NBA players: Jordan, Dr. J, Bird (VIDEO)

Aug 21, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

It’s not easy to name just three players as the greatest of all time, not if you are really a student of the game. You can make an argument for a lot of guys.

LeBron James struggled with it when asked by Fox Sports. But he ultimately settled on Michael Jordan, Julius “Dr. J” Erving, and Larry Bird.

My three? Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

But that leaves off guys like Bill Russell or Wilt Chamberlain or others that should be on that top tier. Our personal biases and preferences come into play with a list like this (even though we like to argue them as fact). Leave your three in the comments.

Hat tip to SLAM.

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