Kevin Durant and LeBron James discuss who would be the best NBA players in the ’90s

Over the past few seasons in the NBA, the big guys have made a rebound. In fact, the past four MVPs have been paint-oriented players. Denver Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic was named MVP for the second time in a row a few weeks ago, as Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo won in consecutive years from 2019 to 2020.

With the megaman’s rise in full effect, Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has taken to Twitter with a question worthy of discussion. What positions from the ’90s will be in contention to honor the most valuable player in the modern NBA? Basketball Hall of Fame was proposed by Patrick Ewing, David Robinson and Shaquille O’Neal. The latter two won MVPs in their playing days, with Robinson winning in 1995 and O’Neal taking that honor in 2000.

Basketball on Twitter had a slew of answers, including some from players from past and present. Rayford Young, father of Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young, had only one name in mind in response to Durant’s question. The young senior played for Texas Tech in college from 1996 to 2000 and then professionally in France.

A little later, Los Angeles Lakers star and MVP LeBron James shared four times with his choices. He and Durant agreed to Robinson and O’Neill, but James chose Hakim Aliwan instead of Ewing. Olajuwon won the MVP award in 1994.

While it’s a great conversation piece, we’ll never know if these old school centers can really compete for the hardware MVPs in the NBA today. Who will make your list?

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