Creating An NBA G.O.A.T Pyramid PART 2 (Tier 1 Revealed)

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  • Thank you all for tuning in to this two part series! I know that cliff hanger in part 1 got some of y’all ready to square up but I hope the end result was worth the wait. Also I just have to say, throughout the process of making this video I spent hours and hours watching old film, looking up obscure stats and facts that only us basketball fans would appreciate, and watched clips of legendary moments and after awhile I caught myself getting lost in these old videos, in amazement at how incredible these players are and how awesome this sport is. Because of y’all I get to watch, dissect and analyze basketball for a living and I CANNOT thank y’all enough. This is truly the best job in the world and I’m going to continue to create this stories and videos for us to watch, share and enjoy. I Appreciate all of you 💯

    JxmyHighrollerJxmyHighroller26 gün önce
    • Good list, but where’s Brian scalebrine

      JinkyJinkyGün önce
    • I think you have a fair argument about Dirk but you do need to consider that when you say watching Michael play it was so obvious he was the best player on the court which is true but it was the same for Dirk for a very long time, Dirk literally is the greatest European player of all time and developed a shot that was so unstoppable when he played the heat Dirk looked like the best player on the floor. I feel like you really only considered that point with Jordan and not with players like Dirk, Shaq, or even Bird

      Austin EdwardsAustin Edwards2 gün önce
    • @PW McGowan tier 4

      J JonesJ Jones2 gün önce
    • Where will Kawhi Leonard be place now willing 2 titles and 2 MVPs under 30 yrs. What do you think...

      PW McGowanPW McGowan2 gün önce
    • Even Curry has the same hardware and has changed the game more than Lebron

      J JonesJ Jones2 gün önce
  • Really thought lavar was gonna he tier 1

    ImBallingImBalling28 dakika önce
  • Russell Westbrook needs to be in tier 5, you bring up that Oscar Robertson averaged a triple double, Russ has done it in 3 straight seasons, and won an MVP.

    Max on YoutubeMax on Youtube30 dakika önce
  • Lebron better than MJ cause he's here for his kids😂😂😂

    NoLights ShadowNoLights ShadowSaatler önce
  • i would put Bird in tier 2

    Madsen JjMadsen JjSaatler önce
  • Were tf is harden tho

    L0reL0re3 saatler önce
  • Next you should do the best dynasties

    Mr.InvisibleMr.Invisible3 saatler önce
  • Bird=magic. They should be on the same tier

    Mr.InvisibleMr.Invisible3 saatler önce
  • Ron artest ?????

    joshua leepperjoshua leepper3 saatler önce
  • "Not because he scores the most, not because of the officiancy or any of that. Even with no context, no predetermined motion of the game itself. Michael Jordan was so much better than everyone else around him that, he just, looked different. He moved different. He played different" Amazing quote 13:40 -Jx8

    Energy807 YTEnergy807 YT4 saatler önce
  • It is outrageous that you forgot Scalabrine!!!! Just kidding!! I agree with you on the framework for tier definition, than is a subjective matter for some aspects of the game but you have accounted for them correctly in my view. MJ is unique and all contemporary players have room to grow so by the end of their career they will show their true colors. The legend of the past are all there with the right justification. Frankly, as you said, I see more discussion to be had for tiers 4 and 5 than for top three tiers. Keep it up man great channel!!

    Matteo IagattiMatteo Iagatti4 saatler önce
  • extremely great list, but i’d honestly put kobe in tier one. MJ & Kobe have to be in tier one, they’re both virtually unguardable & both a good winning percentage in the finals.

    KAIKAI6 saatler önce
    • MJ and Kobe do not belong in the same tier, MJ is undefeated Finals (6-0) and Kobe is 5-2, MJ has 5 MVPs to Kobe's 1, MJ was Finals MVP 6 times to Kobe's 2 and 10 Scoring Titles to Kobes 2. Also MJ was a better defender and won a DPOY and had three steals titles whilst Kobe had none of either. MJ was also much more efficient, shooting 51% from the field during his years at the Bulls whilst Kobe shot 46%. Kobe was close but not as good

      Ambrose Ibrahim AmituanaiAmbrose Ibrahim Amituanai4 saatler önce
  • Boban MarJonovic????

    John CenaJohn Cena6 saatler önce
  • Honestly I’m fine with Dirk being at five. I agree 10000%. But KG should maybe be higher but I can live with 5

    Blake CheavesBlake Cheaves6 saatler önce
  • should have being cleveland lebron other than la lakers..just

    dexter adamsdexter adams7 saatler önce
  • LeBron and MJ have to be on tier one together. They are so comparable it is insane

    Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook8 saatler önce
  • Don't forget that Jordan also retired 3 times

    Xx_SPANKY_xX 23Xx_SPANKY_xX 238 saatler önce
  • All the players in tier 2 play/played for the players

    Xx_SPANKY_xX 23Xx_SPANKY_xX 238 saatler önce
  • Looks solid to me... except I'd demote Kobe for Bird in Tier 2, especially if you're holding to valuing peak more than longevity. Bird's defense and passing were on another level.

    YogGrooveYogGroove10 saatler önce
  • Disrespect to Larry Bird

    Douglas ManningDouglas Manning10 saatler önce
  • Jxmy: “KD has a lot of basketball ahead of him” KD’s achilles: No, I dont think I will

    RSG ICERSG ICE11 saatler önce
    • sadly he may stay tier 4 or maybe will go to tier 3 after his career

      Carlos HehezzCarlos Hehezz9 saatler önce
  • As with all sports, eras cannot be compared... especially by people who didn't live through that era... Awesome video though and agreed that MJ is the lone goat such as Messi, Federer, et al

    Benjamin WheelerBenjamin Wheeler12 saatler önce
  • curry^^^

    Keira RaymondKeira Raymond12 saatler önce
  • Steph not tier 2 yet but another ring and he tier 3. I say 3 rings from tier 2...

    Julio_12_'s ChannelJulio_12_'s Channel13 saatler önce
  • Where’s Kawhi?

    Your MomYour Mom13 saatler önce
  • Where is harden

    Jo SaulJo Saul13 saatler önce
  • What about Chris Bosh. Bosh was a really underrated player on that heat team and took a smaller role so that the team could win

    ShadowKnight12ShadowKnight1214 saatler önce
  • "But Kevin Durant does have a lot of basketball ahead of him." Kevin Durant's ACL: *ArE yOu sUre ABoUt tHaT?*

    Super_Skills_101 GamingSuper_Skills_101 Gaming14 saatler önce
    • Achilles

      hatsalehatsale11 saatler önce
  • I wanna see a pyramid of pure skill and talent on here that’s what I truly care about

    MoneyMakinMitchMoneyMakinMitch15 saatler önce
  • This is actually a solid pyramid

    Mike LockettMike Lockett16 saatler önce
  • Accurate.

    Carlos bellidoCarlos bellido16 saatler önce
  • Lebron is the goat because he only lost because he had nobody and ran into a superteam, curry has kd Jordan has pippen, lebron has nobody on this list and he still won once against the warriors and staged the greatest finals comeback of all time

    BizBoyBizBoy16 saatler önce
    • he had wade and kyrie

      Jacob Iannuccilli_25Jacob Iannuccilli_2515 saatler önce
    • BizBoy well he had kyrie with him when he won

      MoneyMakinMitchMoneyMakinMitch15 saatler önce
  • I can't lie its pretty good

    tigger williamstigger williams16 saatler önce
  • How is john stockten better then allen iverson

    abdini okabdini ok19 saatler önce
  • Wade should be tier 3 switch with Russell

    Giorgio FraguioGiorgio Fraguio22 saatler önce
  • Everyone would agree that mj is almost as good as god if he played basketball but I think if Larry bird never did wreck his back or mess up his basketball shot and was able to play longer maybe he could've passed mj in this list but that's the thing exactly he got wrecked by magic and magics drive to win it was hard for Larry to get any finals trophies against him with magic and Larry getting out of the way mj had no big big competition at the current time so he steam rolled the league that was amazing and incredible to watch i love basketball as much as I love air i don't have bias towards player or their character of that player whether your a Celtic, a bull, or a Laker your always valued in my eyes in all honesty I loved Larry bird the way he played with such determination the fire of Blake griffin going for a dunk but in a shooter what's not to love but he had his flaws sure he could run all day but he was slow and couldn't jump or rebound so he had to make up for it with brains and in all honesty I think as a player getting the win or team spirit or being flashy or amazing but there's nobody I'd rather have taking a buzzer beater to save my life than bird hopefully you guys don't hate me for my verbal garbage but in my opinion I loved 70s-90s basketball and there was those players that make you go "hot damn that's spicy" but in all honesty my favorite player isn't either of those amazing players but Blake griffin the man was relentless at certain points and gives monster dunks and at one time could shoot decent threes but do I think Blake is the best? No maybe if kawhi Leonard puts up some better numbers anf gets a few more achievements and I mean two or three more achievements he'd probably be way above Blake on this tier list but I'm speaking honestly without bias or trying to at least sorry for wasting your time

    Hanzo MainHanzo MainGün önce
  • I have a problem with like 3-4 of these places but this is probably the most accurate analysis I've seen honestly. Also as a self confessed Lakers hater Kobe is massively under appreciated, he was multiple times All NBA AND All Defensive 1st team in the same year but only had one MVP.

    Iain WarrenIain WarrenGün önce
  • You hit the nail in the coffin with MJ. I was born in '92 and I clearly remember my entire family gathering around to watch his games and cheer him on. Funny thing is, none of my family members were or are basketball fans. I must have been about 6yrs old and I still clearly remember all of this down to the details.

    SpecialistTVSpecialistTVGün önce
    • Same here. My mom and dad weren't basketball fans. But when me and my brothers watched a Bulls game (normally Playoffs) - they will be amazed with MJ and would be fixed to watching the game with us. Nowadays, they are like "meh" on modern basketball and would even say that it is "not like before".

      Norman LeeNorman Lee9 saatler önce
  • People really think Kobe better then shaq ?

    CompEdd -CompEdd -Gün önce
  • Steve Nash?

    John JusticJohn JusticGün önce
  • overrating Kobe and underrating KD

    Chris PerezChris PerezGün önce
  • kawhi after this title is lowkey tier 5

    Thomasoccer 7Thomasoccer 7Gün önce
    • Highkey lol

      SimplicitySimplicity9 saatler önce
  • Kareem over mj

    maxsilver8maxsilver8Gün önce
  • After Bill Russell (11 NBA Championships, 8 in a row), the next is Marques Haynes.

    Mark SimkoMark SimkoGün önce
  • Replace one of those nobody’s on tier 5, push KD down to 5 and put Kawhi on tier 4

    Edwin CreechEdwin CreechGün önce
  • Does Kawhi have a spot on there now?

    Kacey R.Kacey R.Gün önce
  • swap wilt and magic and were gucci

    Aadit NistalaAadit NistalaGün önce
  • I mostly agree with your pyramid! I would really like to see Patrick Ewing somewhere between tier 5 and 4!

    Why SHOW SeriousWhy SHOW SeriousGün önce
  • Where is Kawai

    Itzme BradleyItzme BradleyGün önce
  • You should do the same format but only using current nba players. LeBron #1. KD #2 ?

    Radric DavisRadric DavisGün önce
    • Harden somewhere top #5?

      L0reL0re3 saatler önce
  • Kawhi Lenard ?

    Valente RojasValente RojasGün önce
  • Dirk belongs in tier 4 AT LEAST. Carried his team to the finals where he single-handedly beat a team that, by your pyramid, had two top 20 players of all time. Not to mention he revolutionized his position, and along with Steph, completely changed how the game is played. Just found your channel, and your content is amazing. Thank you.

    KevinKevinGün önce
  • Yeah, but Dirk was THE guy on his championship team that beat a loaded Heat team. KG had Pierce, Rondo, and Ray Allen, not Tyson Chandler and well-passed-their-primes Jason Kidd and Shawn Marion. And those Celtics teams were not able to beat those Heat teams. That's why Dirk should be higher than KG. And don't get me wrong, I love KG and i hail from MA, land of the Celtics. Dirk was just other worldly good in the playoffs during that finals run and almost single handedly beat Lebron and Wade. Given where they rank on this pyramid and the fact that the Jazz couldn't get over the hump against the Bulls, i'd be ok with swapping Dirk and Karl Malone. Even with mentioning how Dirk doesn't get all the love and respect he deserves, he still doesn't get it in my opinion. But either way, great job on the pyramid. I like this format over others because it's so difficult to rank 1 by 1 and i think you found a good balance in weighting the different criteria we have to make these judgements

    bassmanofcbassmanofcGün önce
    • Also, Larry Bird won 3 CONSECUTIVE league mvp awards. Put the man in tear 2 where he belongs

      bassmanofcbassmanofcGün önce
  • Lebron is tier 1

    AnonAnonGün önce
  • Most dominating Player was wilt

    Bartosz BurkiewiczBartosz BurkiewiczGün önce
  • “ nUMber 1 sPOt rEVEalED “ ... like cumon lol

    Jay DubbJay DubbGün önce
  • Not gonna even put Steve Nash?like if agree

    Diego ChavezDiego ChavezGün önce
  • Where is harden

    jmorrow18jmorrow18Gün önce
  • wow...f***ing dead on imho!! nice work!

    Rob ChesleyRob ChesleyGün önce
  • How do you not have one million subscribers yet, this is top quality content.

    Benjamin DeGroatBenjamin DeGroatGün önce
  • Where is George Mikan?

    Dank LordDank LordGün önce
  • just my opinion but kawhi should be on there

    Kosta BudimcicKosta BudimcicGün önce
  • Curry isnt the best shooter of all time ray allen is STOOPID

    code ceedayy code ceedayycode ceedayy code ceedayyGün önce
    • code ceedayy code ceedayy ur smokin cocl

      MoneyMakinMitchMoneyMakinMitch15 saatler önce
    • Are you ok

      Jayden CastroJayden CastroGün önce
  • AI in tier 4 for Isiah Thomas

    Joseph KangJoseph KangGün önce
  • Russel Westbrook Kyrie Irving Khawi Leonard James harden Why they need a ring? It’s not about the teams

    UM oni2007UM oni2007Gün önce
  • Very well balanced list!

    Shortfuse FilmShortfuse FilmGün önce
    • Kawahi definitely figures in there after these finals :)

      Shortfuse FilmShortfuse FilmGün önce
  • This pyramid is great but in my opinion its not fair to put Wilt in tier 3 an Scottie in tier 4. I know Scottie does not compare with someone like Shaq, Bird or Olajuwon but out of all players in tier 4 with 6 rings and as one of the best defenders of all time I think that Pippen deserves tier 3, and for Wilt being No.1 in total rebounds, 2 NBA championships, for scoring 100 points in 1 game I think Chamberlain really deserves tier 2 not among someone like Kobe or Magic, but among Kareem.

    Andrija GudeljAndrija GudeljGün önce
  • How did I know Jordan would be at the top? Maybe the best for his generation but there is so many current players that could beat Jordan on a 1 on 1

    LPS TVLPS TVGün önce
  • How is LeBron higher than Curry or Durant

    LPS TVLPS TVGün önce
  • Jordan better not be on top bc Curry could easily beat him on a 1 on 1

    LPS TVLPS TVGün önce
    • Dank Lord Curry could beat either of the two in a 1 on 1 match Kobe obviously would be harder to beat but he could do it

      LPS TVLPS TVGün önce
    • Jordan was an elite perimeter defender, where curry was a his best. Kobe on top

      Dank LordDank LordGün önce
  • How is Curry only in tier 4? He should be higher

    LPS TVLPS TVGün önce
  • Well uh The Warriors beat the record for most regular season back to back wins in the 2015-16 season

    LPS TVLPS TVGün önce
  • Is the top Kareem (my guess before it shows)

    LPS TVLPS TVGün önce
  • Look, Larry bird is tier 2 curry is better than shaq and tim duncan so is KD and the reason MJ was 1 is because he was in space jam (and he won 6 ships) but come he was in space jam

    Zeros BTWZeros BTWGün önce
    • dumbass curry was NOWHERE near shaq.

      Dank LordDank LordGün önce
  • All of tier 3 need to move to 2 except shaq who should be 1. Kobe down to 4 or 5 Iverson in 2 curry should net even be on the list. Stockton 3 Dirk. LeBron 1

    J SJ SGün önce
  • Curry hasn't revolutionized the game. He's not even that efficient. The NBA has been trying to get players shoot more 3s for years. Curry is overrated his fg% isn't that good for somebody who some think he's the greatest shooter

    J SJ SGün önce
  • What about Pistol Pete Maravich

    REKTREKT2 gün önce
  • I think it is a shame Maravich didn't make the pyramid. The ball handling rules were stricter and the 3 point shot rule didn't come into the league until his last season; despite this his ball handing was still devastating and he shot from 3 point range with a high rate of success. Add in his elite passing and that he created plays that flashy players like Magic, etc. used later, and able scoring from any range. On the flip side he never played on a great team and didn't win any championships, and injury/ill-health limited his longevity. Also, I don't think Chamberlin deserves to be lower than any of the tier 2 players. He was the full package, great size, athleticism, touch, scoring, rebounding, shot-blocking, assisting, the most dominant player in the history of the NBA.

    BigDave15BigDave152 gün önce
    • Pete was nowhere near allen iverson, who is already tier 5. how could be be on a GOAT list!?

      Dank LordDank LordGün önce
  • I love how all the tier 2 s are lakers

    Jiggy CavalliJiggy Cavalli2 gün önce
  • Kobe Bryant shouldn't be placed that high. Tier 3/High end of Tier 3 would be perfect. Larry Bird should be placed higher such as Tier 2 along with Magic Johnson.

    Jayden JeeJayden Jee2 gün önce
    • @LPS TV "Dribbling" doesn't mean anything. Iverson/Irving/Jason/Hardaway all have great handles as well as revolutionizing ways of crossovers but they aren't anything near Bird was. Kobe is better? Lol. That choker doesn't achieve anything after running Shaq out of the town then proceed to choke 3-1 leads to the Phoenix Suns before decided to throw a child's tantrum in game 7, or how he couldn't even get to the playoff after the lack of Shaq or how he got destroyed by the Detroit Piston? He was lucky to have prime Shaq for all 3 of his 5 rings. At his first ring, he averaged less than 17 ppg, shot less than 45%. During his career, his usage rate has been top tier, yet his shooting even for his MVP season has never been higher than 45% FG. I do give him credits for leading his team to two championships, but that's it. Bird, as a ROOKIE had led his team Celtics from a 29, wins season to 61 wins season with just an addition of him, as a rookie without Mchale or Perish. During a stretch of 9 years of his career, he was either the MVP or the second MVP candidate to the MVP. Three consecutive MVP with multiple seasons of 50/40/90 efficiency. Don't talk so much shit when you don't even watch Magic or Bird. Both have led their franchise to where they are now. A winner franchise. Showtime Lakers as well as Big Celtics.

      Jayden JeeJayden JeeGün önce
    • Jayden Jee Kobe was better than both magic and bird... bird wasn’t even good at dribbling

      LPS TVLPS TVGün önce
  • Jimmy, Great video, bro!! Very well thought out and conclusive. Rings are the pinnacle of why the players play and that HAS to be a factor - do a degree. I appreciate your thought on that. We miss the jazz, bro!!

    Nicholas BeaverNicholas Beaver2 gün önce
  • It is nice pyramid. kobe is only person where i am like "that's wrong" (tier 3 imo. elevate hakeem, bird or wilt in his place).

    Andrew WeinrichAndrew Weinrich2 gün önce
  • amazing list tbh

    CFronkCFronk2 gün önce
  • And also i think larry bird should be tier 2, he was very talented but it was too hard to see with magic playing around the same time

    Loaster ToasterLoaster Toaster2 gün önce
  • Soon i see a few more goats to the talk (giannis, kawhi, harden, etc.)

    Loaster ToasterLoaster Toaster2 gün önce
  • I just cant fathom how you can have Moses Malone in such a low tier compared to some of the guys above him, just outrageously disrespectful of a 3 time league MVP 8 time All-NBA player.

    RedcatstormRedcatstorm2 gün önce
  • Okay kawhi has a ring now. Put him in.

    MrMilkShaikhMrMilkShaikh2 gün önce
  • where is yao ming ://

    KqrizッKqrizッ2 gün önce
  • Kd get down on tier 5 :/ Also bill Russell is the goat :/

    Jude HindiJude Hindi2 gün önce
    • jmorrow18 opinion

      Jude HindiJude HindiGün önce
    • No

      jmorrow18jmorrow18Gün önce
  • you killed it. you always do your research and numbers don't lie. big up!!!

    David ArevaloDavid Arevalo2 gün önce
  • I’d put Duncan tier 2, the only thing that might keep him down is his lack of personality

    Nathan ElderNathan Elder2 gün önce
    • Ya if he talked as much as shack he would be held to top 10 by the media

      Justin ThomasJustin Thomas8 saatler önce
  • Jxmy: KD has alot of basketball ahead of him KDs Achilles: SIKE BITCH U THOUGHT

    JiFF Bubble_NuggetJiFF Bubble_Nugget2 gün önce

    Tochdog 21Tochdog 212 gün önce
  • Now, after Kawhi beat the Warriors and played his best. He should be here if Curry is. In my opinion I’d Curry’s in tier 4, he should be there too. He’s a 2 time finals MVP, won 2 titles, one of the most well rounded players. Is amazing in any statistical category, winning mindset. Since you said that we should replace him with someone then I think that it would be a decision that would differ on who we talk to. Although I believe that it would be Jerry West. Many reasons but I think that his record in the finals is the biggest con. I know that it was because of the Bill Russell era but I just think that it was the 1960’s Warriors

    Sal AhmedSal Ahmed2 gün önce
  • Wilt over Kobe for me

    EvanEvan2 gün önce
  • Drop Kobe to tier 3, he passes the eye test and accolades but not the shooting efficiency test(plus Shaq and Pau). Bring up Shaq and Bird to tier 2. Shaq was a more dominating force than kobe. Bird and Magic were rivals that are equal GOAT talent level. Drop Scottie(Jordan) and Wade(Lebron/Shaq) to tier 5. Karl Malone and Curry could go up to 3. KG and Barkley must be up in 4. Good Video!

    Spee SpaSpee Spa2 gün önce
  • Lebron should be tier 3 and Bird on Tier 2 Lebron 3 and 6 hoped around to 4 different team ... Bird is Boston forever and he has 3 rings Duncan and Shaq have more rings and just as much longevity

    J JonesJ Jones2 gün önce
  • bird has to be tier 2, top 5 of all-time, best player in the world throughout most of the 80s

    ZachZach2 gün önce
    • Zach but most current players are better than him

      LPS TVLPS TVGün önce
  • where is manu ginobili?

    SnowestSnowest2 gün önce
  • Kawhi needs to be in there somewhere

    Ethan HaughtEthan Haught2 gün önce
Creating An NBA G.O.A.T Pyramid PART 2 (Tier 1 Revealed)