It’s the most popular question to ask stars of the NBA today. Who would you choose as your all time starting five? Or who is on your Mount Rushmore of NBA legends? It’s one of those generic questions that can easily stir debate based on the players answer. Kevin Durant got asked the question while on tour in Spain and I don’t think anyone on his team will surprise you.


Kevin Durant is overseas as part of a Nike promotional tour for the KD 8, and spoke with website NBA Maniacs, which is published in Spanish. He was asked who his all-time starting five would be, and Durant gave a pretty informed answer, which does not include his friend LeBron James. From NBA Maniacs, with a sloppy translation from Google Translate:

Finally, many of your supporters have asked us to ask you about your ideal team in NBA history.

KD: Well, good question. I would stay with Magic Johnson as a basis for their exceptional height, vision and be a triple-double machine. As guard Kobe Bryant is a legend and five-time champion. It’s been half-life in the NBA! Michael Jordan like three. Sorry for Larry Bird , but I have to let him out for Kobe. As a power forward is difficult, between Karl Malone, Tim Duncan … I stay with Tim Duncan . For longevity, the securities and the impact it has had and still has on the court. And Shaquille O’Neal as a dominant power forward.

Remember, some of the words and grammar in that answer look strange because of the translation but we can figure out what KD said.

PG: Magic Johnson

SG: Kobe Bryant

SF: Michael Jordan

PF: Tim Duncan

C: Shaquille O’Neal

Anyone beg to differ? What you think of KD’s all-time squad??