The 2017 rookie class appears to be a very strong one for the NBA and, on the whole, that is fantastic for the league. However, the group of talented young players, headlined by those at the point guard position, appear to be leaning in something of a controversial direction with regard to one particular point of view regarding all-time NBA greats.
First, Lakers guard Lonzo Ball sided with Kobe Bryant in the seemingly eternal debate concerning L.A.’s long-time centerpiece when compared to LeBron James, although he said for his whole life he’d thought it was James before donning a Laker uniform changed his opinion. Now, No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz is doing the same and he said as much in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio.