Creating An NBA G.O.A.T Pyramid PART 2 (Tier 1 Revealed)

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  • JxmyHighroller
    JxmyHighroller  23 days ago +1390

    Thank you all for tuning in to this two part series! I know that cliff hanger in part 1 got some of y’all ready to square up but I hope the end result was worth the wait.
    Also I just have to say, throughout the process of making this video I spent hours and hours watching old film, looking up obscure stats and facts that only us basketball fans would appreciate, and watched clips of legendary moments and after awhile I caught myself getting lost in these old videos, in amazement at how incredible these players are and how awesome this sport is. Because of y’all I get to watch, dissect and analyze basketball for a living and I CANNOT thank y’all enough. This is truly the best job in the world and I’m going to continue to create this stories and videos for us to watch, share and enjoy. I Appreciate all of you 💯

    • PW McGowan
      PW McGowan Day ago

      Where would you rank Kawhi Leonard? 28yrs 2 titles and 2 MVPs and a defense of the year. I would say he is a tier 5 or 4. What is your opinion.

    • bob brown
      bob brown Day ago

      JxmyHighroller some on tier 5 should be way higher. some shouldn't even be here.

    • Tiago Botelho
      Tiago Botelho 2 days ago

      Nice pyramid. very nice work.

    • Emmanuel Cabillan
      Emmanuel Cabillan 4 days ago

      You forgot rodman

    • Frank Schaefer
      Frank Schaefer 5 days ago +1

      chamberlain should take kobe's spot, russell should also be moved to tier 2 and lebron should be moved to tier 1. wade, dirk and duncan should all be on the same tier. wilt bird and russell should all be on the same tier with magic, and abdul-jabbar

  • Welfred Chiu
    Welfred Chiu Hour ago

    kawai shd be here now

  • Bob Smith
    Bob Smith Hour ago

    whats the song he usually uses in his intro?

  • ganDra vićSa
    ganDra vićSa 2 hours ago

    LeGOAT

  • 52 god
    52 god 2 hours ago

    Kobe in tier2? c'mon man. I do love mamba though, it's clearly overrated. Kobe should be in somewhere between 3&4.

  • biologyprodigy
    biologyprodigy 2 hours ago

    This looks different than Lavar Ball's NBA G.O.A.T Pyramid

  • Bodega Bandit
    Bodega Bandit 2 hours ago

    I would've brought brian scalabrine down to tier 2 and move Jordan up but otherwise great list

  • Jack Ziluck
    Jack Ziluck 2 hours ago

    How is tier 2 all lakers 😞

  • We got Tricks
    We got Tricks 3 hours ago

    Tier 1=Boban

  • We got Tricks
    We got Tricks 3 hours ago

    Vince Carter

  • Alexandre Ollé
    Alexandre Ollé 3 hours ago

    I 99% agree with this pyramid !
    I just have Bird in Tier 2. I can't put him below or above Magic the same way I can't put Kobe below or above LeBron.

  • Patrick Shuman
    Patrick Shuman 3 hours ago

    Call it Celtics bias but I would switch Kobe and Bird. That's really my only qualm

  • Sol_Rak
    Sol_Rak 9 hours ago

    YOU FORGET IM MAN ... I SO MUCH GREAT THAN MJ

  • Winnie Tsui
    Winnie Tsui 9 hours ago

    Don’t confuse difficult shot making (Kobe) with being a GOAT candidate. His career achievements and stats aren’t tier 2 quality. His later championship teams were stacked. And the west was weaker than people realise: Utah? Houston? Denver? Who did he beat in the finals? Weaker Magic and Celtics teams....

  • jbpt_ 205
    jbpt_ 205 10 hours ago +1

    Damn, if Jordan didn’t retire (the first time), this wouldn’t be video, bc there would be no question that Jordan is the best player ever, which he is.

  • Andrew Cobb
    Andrew Cobb 10 hours ago +1

    LeBron the goat

  • Young Dread The Caprisun God

    i would replace isaiah thomas wit pete maravich

  • dark_ekko
    dark_ekko 11 hours ago

    Who the fuck is disrespecting Mr. Fundamental out here? Obviously don't know shit about basketball.

  • Reee Snuffles
    Reee Snuffles 11 hours ago

    Larry behind johnson?

  • Daddy Home
    Daddy Home 11 hours ago

    You said 90s was the most talented era but then circled people from the 80s

    • Bodega Bandit
      Bodega Bandit 2 hours ago

      Daddy Home he said that guys usually dominate the decade following their draft which is why most 90s players were circled for the 80s

  • Jacob Richards
    Jacob Richards 12 hours ago

    Kawhi has 2 rings

  • MrDayton100
    MrDayton100 12 hours ago

    I'd like to agree with your pyramid. There is nothing quite like tuning in to watch MJ dominate night after night live. Nice video 👍👍👌👌

  • B WorM
    B WorM 13 hours ago

    You talk about the era of only 8 teams as being a negative to the great of that era. That just means that the entire basketball talent in the world was on 8 teams, not 30.
    Which should make it harder to stand out, but Wilt just made it look easy.

  • B WorM
    B WorM 13 hours ago

    The reason people think Dirk should be higher is that he started a major change in the game of basketball.

  • StormZ Drippyy
    StormZ Drippyy 14 hours ago +1

    Steph curry needs to be at least tier 3

  • FM57
    FM57 14 hours ago +1

    Larry Bird tier 3???? Sorry bro, I can't get passed that one lol

  • Mitch Toft
    Mitch Toft 17 hours ago

    Dennis Rodman for Allen iverson. 5 rings. Greatest rebounder of all time. Defensive player of the year. Shut down Jordan, bird and magic in the late 80’s. Did Madonna.

  • Tasmay Shah
    Tasmay Shah 18 hours ago +2

    Curry deserves to be higher up in like tier 3

  • HYP3R _Exhaust
    HYP3R _Exhaust 19 hours ago

    Oh my god he said Lebron is a tier 2 instead of tier 5 Lebron is a tier 1 player who never had the best team in NBA history

  • Ariella Tomas
    Ariella Tomas 19 hours ago

    Kawhi Leonard?

  • Connor_ 0925
    Connor_ 0925 19 hours ago +1

    Curry? Durant? Where’s harden??

  • svettypoo
    svettypoo 19 hours ago +4

    Shaq doesn't get enough credit because he joked around a lot. He is the most dominant player I've seen. I think Kobe looks awkward in tier 2.

  • 阿力
    阿力 20 hours ago

    Where is the true goat Brian Scalabrine?

  • Mr. Putler Gollum
    Mr. Putler Gollum 20 hours ago

    Bird in tier 2 (4-5 with Magic at the same level)
    Kobe tier 3 (top 8-10)
    Dirk (beat super team with 2 superstars and 1 all-star, while being only superstar in his team) and Moses Malone in tier 4
    Karl Malone in tier 5 (choked in the final moments)

  • Aidantha King
    Aidantha King 21 hour ago

    Larry bird should’ve been in tier 2

  • Professor Light
    Professor Light 21 hour ago +4

    I'm taking Shaq over Kobe 100% of the time

  • Professor Light
    Professor Light 21 hour ago +1

    Hakeem Olajuwon won a ring with damn near no help. Not one all star. Can anyone else on the list say this?

  • ark medasss
    ark medasss 22 hours ago +1

    yao ming and james harden desrve to be on there

  • Parsa Ghasemi Dehkordi
    Parsa Ghasemi Dehkordi 22 hours ago +1

    Switch wilt and magic

  • Melanie Stogran
    Melanie Stogran 22 hours ago

    Wilt>Kareem

  • PapaDrip
    PapaDrip 23 hours ago +2

    bruh surely kawahi gets a spot after the championship

  • Nika Arveladze
    Nika Arveladze 23 hours ago

    lebron is the fucking goat

  • Alexander Bourre
    Alexander Bourre Day ago +1

    Where is kawhi???

  • Noobmaster69
    Noobmaster69 Day ago

    Imo bird > curry in shooting

  • Carrera911Fan
    Carrera911Fan Day ago

    kawhi got a ring now...

  • Andrew P
    Andrew P Day ago

    Jimmy will always be in Tier 1 of my heart

  • xNeb
    xNeb Day ago

    Steph and AI shouldn't be in this list TBH. KD should be in Tier 5, Duncan should be higher than Shaq and LeBron, Moses also should be higher than Malone. Magic should be lower than Kobe like Magic have said, Kobe Surpassed him as the greatest Laker. Greatest shooter yo azz. Larry Legend > Steph Curry anyday

  • Rik
    Rik Day ago +4

    Dirk carried a team for almost 20 years on his own. Kevin had very good team mates

  • Chien Jung Chen
    Chien Jung Chen Day ago

    hmm... Chamberlain is at the tier 3
    garbage ranking

  • Youssoupha Ba
    Youssoupha Ba Day ago

    Why is pippen tier 4 but Jerry west and Dirk are tier 5 ?

  • Drizzle
    Drizzle Day ago

    Can you do "best nba dunkers pyramid"

  • Realist Realz
    Realist Realz Day ago

    Dirk should be higher becuz he chamged the game what big man before Dirk Shot like him None thats why he should be in atleast 4th

  • Brainwatch
    Brainwatch Day ago

    Kobe over Wilt and Larry is just stupid.

  • TheDarkMedic
    TheDarkMedic Day ago

    I really love this pyramid :) only thing I would change (since ty said to share) is I would swap Moses and Isaiah Thomas.

  • sheila merisca
    sheila merisca Day ago

    FIRST of all Shaq is in tier 2 SECOND of all when Its all said and done LeBron will be on the same level/tier of MJ but other than that Its great and I'll give you a 9/10 my guy

  • shubham katyal
    shubham katyal Day ago +1

    LeBron is #1 too 🤡😤😤😤

  • Jacob Kelly
    Jacob Kelly Day ago +1

    Kawhi Leonard at that time, had 1 ring and now has 2. Ofc, at that time he only had 1 ring. None the less, he had one ring. He clamped up Lebron James and was a nobody until he actually clamped up Lebron James.

  • 林冠皇
    林冠皇 Day ago

    kobe are you kidding?

  • Ege Karpuzoglu
    Ege Karpuzoglu Day ago

    how bout rookie cedi osman and tracy mc grady?

  • jiasheng ye
    jiasheng ye Day ago

    tie2 all lakers ..

  • Lord Pinocchio Memes

    kawhaii??

  • Joe Breezy
    Joe Breezy Day ago +7

    Kobe and Shaq should really be in the same tier imo, same with Bird/Magic. The list makes him look like a lakers fanboy lol.

  • PA Shapiro
    PA Shapiro Day ago

    I'm with the Dirk people. Dirk was the *obvious* best player on a championship team. You can't say that about KG, Pippen, Malone, Stockton, Dr. J, or D. Wade. He's also the best shooter over 7 foot ever. Put him in the Dirk tier at 4.5

  • Aleks Jeff
    Aleks Jeff Day ago +1

    Wilt was the most dominant player and should be up with Magic.

    • Bodega Bandit
      Bodega Bandit 2 hours ago

      Aleks Jeff who would you bring down to replace him though

  • K Sizzle Gaming
    K Sizzle Gaming Day ago +1

    Kawhi will be at least a tier 4 player within the next few years, if he isn't already

  • ThomasL Moe
    ThomasL Moe Day ago

    Were is giannis

  • Matthew Skelton
    Matthew Skelton Day ago

    U smokin bro? Kd at 4???

  • Matthew Skelton
    Matthew Skelton Day ago

    U smokin dick

  • Jacob Hafner
    Jacob Hafner Day ago

    Switch Duncan & Kobe, Pippen & Moses, Robinson & Durant, & add Kawhi to tier 5

  • The Progressive Gamer

    Wade and Nash

  • DustInMyBum
    DustInMyBum Day ago +2

    I think you did a fantastic job with the pyramid and agree with most of your picks. Although I gotta say after the performance we saw from Kawhi this past playoffs, I think he certainly deserves to be in at least tier 4, maybe even tier 3.

  • Yo its your boy genius CJ

    I mean this is pretty much one of the best list. I feel that this is mostly right and Dirk was great but he just needed more accolades.

  • A.J. Sloan
    A.J. Sloan Day ago

    I think the pyramid is quite accurate it’s hard to disagree with however I would make two changes personally and that will be to remove Allen Iverson for Chauncey Billups - I know tonnes of fans would laugh but because AI has more hardware but Billups has a ring and with that ring a finals MVP and that ring was against a similar Lakers team AI lost to. Albeit that Lakers team was way different by the time Billups played them but a ring nonetheless. Furthermore years down the line and a trade happened where Detroit trades Billups to the Nuggets for AI and few others. Billups with Melo takes the Nuggets to the WCF which AI could not do. Albeit AI was ageing but Billups came into the league only one or two seasons after. Just my opinion but I have him as a better leader/captain than AI. The next move I would make is placing Dirk in Tier 4 for Dr J. Dirk with a ring and a finals MVP to his name it’s hard to beat that. Played all seasons with the Mavs and gave them a chip emerging from the WC something KG was not able to do. Other than that would leave it the same. Would love to hear your feedback on these changes? Cheers

  • O&R Cubing
    O&R Cubing Day ago

    Where’s pistol Pete

  • Matthew Christian
    Matthew Christian Day ago +5

    Kawhi won a ring yesterday where would he stand now?

  • Mac Mac
    Mac Mac Day ago

    I think AI and Curry can get higher level .......

  • Mike Drain
    Mike Drain Day ago

    Malone + Stockton still goin' strong

  • John Lagou
    John Lagou 2 days ago

    Totally agree man totally!!!

  • João Coutinho
    João Coutinho 2 days ago

    I think that Bill Russel should replace Kobe on tier 2, but otherwise, pretty good list (despite the lakers bias)

  • Caleb Micah
    Caleb Micah 2 days ago

    Allen Iverson for John Stockton

  • gablen23
    gablen23 2 days ago +1

    For me, the Holy Trinity always will be MJ, Magic and Bird, because I started to watch the NBA when they played and was winning. And they played amazing basketball.

  • Stefan Tsokov
    Stefan Tsokov 2 days ago

    Where is kawhi

  • Trickshoters 44
    Trickshoters 44 2 days ago

    weres Vince Carter

  • Noah Dawley
    Noah Dawley 2 days ago

    David Thompson?

  • Harry Heart
    Harry Heart 2 days ago

    Kobe, Magic and Lebron are Tier 3, Wilt and Bill Russell are Tier 2.

  • Charlie Cooke
    Charlie Cooke 2 days ago

    the splash brothers both deserve to be here

  • CMcycle
    CMcycle 2 days ago

    Dirk should definitely be higher than Garnett because of the fact Garnett had way better teammates than Dirk in both of their respective championship runs

  • Yusuf Jones
    Yusuf Jones 2 days ago

    I cant wrap my head around someone saying Kobe is better than Shaq lol. They were on the same team for years and Shaq was head and shoulders better than him. Won finals MVP 3x over him for gods sake. Switch Shaq and Kobe, i cant fathom someone saying that.

  • fairalways
    fairalways 2 days ago +1

    So move Russell down, Dr. J up. Dr. J's impact, had you lived through it, far eclipsed Russell's defense and rings. If you went back in time and asked any kid in the 70s who they wanted to be in the NBA, it was Dr. J. No comparison from an impact perspective. And discounting the ABA is a bush-league mistake.
    Move Magic down to Bird's level. If you don't, you didn't live back then and feel how evenly matched they were. And although Magic had his amazing "gimme the ball and get outa the way" moments, Bird had more. Only Jordan was more clutch (although Reggie Miller was up there. but not the player. Bird was the player). PS BOTH played "only" 13 seasons. (well, there was 1996 for Magic, but that ...... meh.)
    Move Chamberlain up a level. Done. As someone whom felt the "impact" of players in real time, I am helping you out.

    • Aleks Jeff
      Aleks Jeff Day ago

      Wilt really should be a level up, he was just so dominant and many stats weren't recorded.

  • fairalways
    fairalways 2 days ago

    Dr. J tier 3 not 4. Definitely when you put Russell there. I guess when you didn't see him play, that's what you do. Also, Magic seems to always be rated higher than Bird. I don't get that. You are a kid, so you don't have the perspective. Also, your delay on Kobe being tier 2 shows your youth. Fine with everything else.

  • zeldamaster103
    zeldamaster103 2 days ago

    I'm swapping Kobe with Duncan and Iverson and KG with Wade and Isiah Thomas, but this is a super solid list.

  • Otnicah
    Otnicah 2 days ago

    Dirk beat a stacked Miami team

  • Otnicah
    Otnicah 2 days ago

    Now kawhi belongs

  • Rain Zang
    Rain Zang 2 days ago

    I think the list is pretty reasonable

  • Charlie Zhang
    Charlie Zhang 2 days ago

    where would you put khwai now after this win?

  • TheNray69
    TheNray69 2 days ago

    Alright, someone just got bumped by Kahwi Leonard. Only Kahwi, Magic and Duncan with 2 Finals MVPs at age 27 or younger.

  • Luckyr2kThirteen
    Luckyr2kThirteen 2 days ago

    Found the warriors fan. If you want put two guys from ya team that’s cool but put em in bottom tier. Barkley and Oscar robinson under kd and curry!?

  • CJ the Taker
    CJ the Taker 2 days ago

    Greek friek

  • William Leclerc
    William Leclerc 2 days ago

    Three out of the top five are Lakers 👀

  • Gary Gou
    Gary Gou 2 days ago

    Although AI is my favorite NBA player i do have to say Nash was better