Jamal Murray has absolutely popped off in recent games. He exceeded 30 points in three of the four games against the Lakers, including back-to-back 37-point games. The tighter the Lakers guarded Nikola Jokić, the better Murray played. His continued success will be absolutely crucial as the Nuggets turn their attention to the NBA Finals. They will face either the Heat or Celtics, with the Heat currently up 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
However, a months-old interview with Murray is going viral in the wake of his recent success on the court. In a laidback interview while playing NBA 2K, Murray shared his thoughts on who the greatest players to ever the grace the NBA were. While many of his answers could be construed as mainstream or "bandwagon", they clearly show that Murray had a good eye for the game.
Jamal Murray's Top Five
Murray's thoughts came during an interview with YouTuber James Rush. However, the interview did not make waves at the time and still only have 3400 views at the time of writing. Furthermore, it's a very fun and laid-back interview. But Murray made it clear where he stands in terms of the GOATs of the NBA.
Unsurprisingly, topping the list is Michael Jordan. Jordan was already a four-time champion by the time Murray was born in February 1997. Furthermore, Murray hadn't left high school before the two other retired players on his list, Kobe and Shaq, had left the NBA. However, the final two players on his list are two that Murray has actively played against. The first is LeBron James, whom Murray helped eliminate from the playoffs earlier this week. The other is Steph Curry, the career Warrior against whom Murry has played 14 games. Left off Murray's list is a wealth of stars like Kareem, Bird, etc. but it's also a pretty hard list to argue against, if a little mainstream. What do you think of Murray's thoughts? Let us know in the comments.