Who is the Best Player in the NBA Today?

NBA – Open court debates on who is now the current best player in the league? Host Ernie Johnson asked five casts of the show, which are all former NBA superstars in their own era, 2000 MVP winner and 4 time NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal, 3 time NBA Champion Kevin McHale, 1993 MVP winner Charles Barkley, 2 time NBA Champion Isiah Thomas and Dennis Scott on whom they think is the best player of the league today?

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For almost a decade, there is only one man who dominated the NBA, he began his reign when he won his first NBA Regular Season MVP in 2009 and was quickly followed in 2010 missed the 2011 MVP after switching teams and regained the award in 2012 and 2013 when he was crowned a back to back NBA Champion. He went home to give his hometown their first ever NBA Championship in franchise history.

He is now a 4 time MVP, 3 time NBA Champion, 3 time NBA Finals MVP and on the verge of reaching his 8th straight NBA Finals appearance if he becomes healthy in the upcoming 2017 – 2018 NBA Season? He's none other than the face of the league the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James.

In Basketball LeBron James is unstoppable breaking every record in NBA statistic in point’s rebounds, assist. One of only two players who is in the list of top 25 NBA players in scoring and assist and has not done yet of achieving the all-time leader in scoring before his time ends and became the Greatest of All-time?.

The only problem of James career is his NBA Finals record where he won 3 NBA Titles and 5 loss where many critics believe that he will never be the GOAT against Michael Jordan who has a perfect 6 out of 6 NBA Finals Championships.

And the recent loss of James and the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors put him down of being the GOAT and possibly not the best player in the league in today’s basketball generation?

According to Dennis Scott he believes that the 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant is now the best player in the NBA? Because of his dominance on both ends of the floor when it comes to defense and offense compare to LeBron James.

While the four remaining cast of the shows, Shaq, Charles, Kevin and Isiah all agreed that LeBron James is still the best player of the league, he is the most complete player, he makes his team better, he can score, pass, assist and also a good defender and James has also the less help when it comes to teammates contribution compared to Durant who has a great teammate like Stephen Curry a 2- time MVP, sharp shooter Klay Thompson and a defensive specialist Draymond Green who made his job a lot easier.

Overall LeBron James remains the best player of the NBA according to the majority decision of the Open Court cast while Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard are tied for the 2nd best player in the league?

Who do you think guys in the best player in the NBA today?