Jayson Tatum Names Four Lakers On NBA All-Time Starting Five
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The 2019-20 NBA season suspension has left players around the league with more time on their hands than they know what to do with it.

With no basketball, social media has become a virtual walk down memory lane of some of the greatest moments in NBA history. Naturally, this has sparked plenty of discussion regarding the league’s hierarchy up to this point.

Jayson Tatum recently took the bait on a question from one of his followers regarding his all-time starting lineup. His response included some rather familiar faces for the Los Angeles Lakers faithful.

Tatum took to Twitter to reveal his starting five, which included four players from the Lakers:

It is safe to say that Tatum’s list may not sit well with Boston Celtics fans given the disproportionate amount of purple and gold to green involved. Regardless, it is difficult to argue against a lineup of this caliber.

Michael Jordan is widely regarded as the greatest player to pick up a basketball and he usually serves as the most common starting point when it comes to assembling a historic starting five. While Jordan may have the notoriety, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has the hardware to make his own argument as perhaps the most decorated player in league history.

The selection of both Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson is indicative of how well-versed Tatum is with basketball history. Johnson is one of the most iconic and transcendent players of all time and he is perhaps the one best-equipped to lead such a legendary team in a hypothetical situation.

Meanwhile, Tatum’s admiration for Kobe Bryant and LeBron James has been well-documented during his rise to stardom in Boston and this likely played a factor. However, there is no question that both Bryant and James are more than deserving of making anyone’s all-time lineup.

Of course, Tatum’s starting five is more of a representation of how many iconic players have donned the purple and gold as opposed to his potential interest in the Lakers. Regardless, this will not prevent fans from toying with the prospect of him wanting to follow in the footsteps of those in his lineup.

You May Also Like

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers News: Media Still Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Ahead Of LeBron James For 2019-20 NBA MVP

Before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended, one of the biggest developing stories was that of the Most Valuable Player…

Paul Pierce Details Growing Up Lakers Fan, But Being Selected By Celtics In 1998 NBA Draft

For most Los Angeles Lakers fans, Paul Pierce’s name brings a certain disdain and dislike as he was a villain who had no…

Lakers News: Rudy Gay Amazed By LeBron James’ Longevity In 17th NBA Season

Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, there were questions as to how LeBron James would perform in his 17th season with…