Who is the most respected player in the NBA? Current and former basketball players have shared their thoughts on the top player in the league at the moment. Most of them would agree that LeBron James is the best player to ever hit the game. I mean, LeBron has won four rings and multiple MVP awards. You can’t underestimate that. However, Blake Griffin has something else to say, and LeBron is not on the top of his list.
If you ask Griffin, he will say that Udonis Haslem is the most respected player in the NBA. He made these comments on Barstool Sports’ Pardon My Take podcast.
Griffin knows a few things about the game but these comments won’t sit well with most NBA fans. LeBron is undoubtedly the most valuable player in the NBA. He has led his teams to the NBA Finals. A lot of young players look up to him.
Griffin picked his most respected player in the NBA for a reason
Haslem and Griffin played together in Miami. Griffin had a chance to watch the veteran play and he seems to be impressed with his great performance.
The 41-year-old is entering his 19th season in the NBA. He has spent a lot of time with the Heat and he won’t really sign with another team at the moment. Heat players appreciate his leadership and the franchise has had great success thanks to his veteran experience.
When it comes to LeBron, he plays elite basketball. He has been part of professional basketball for two decades. Age has nothing on him and he is on to winning another ring with the Los Angeles Lakers. The front office made things easier for him and they signed a lot of great veterans in the offseason. LeBron will share the floor with Carmelo Anthony, Trevor Ariza, Malik Monk, Russell Westbrook, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, and many other veterans. He doesn’t mind playing on the oldest roster in the NBA. It’s all about the game. It’s all about the win.
The Lakers will do their best to win a championship next season. Griffin should watch them win. His comments will sure motivate LeBron.