During halftime of Sunday’s Toronto Raptors vs Orlando Magic game, Charles Barkley announced his list of the Top 5 players in the NBA today, which includes LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard.
As is the case with any Top 5 players list, Barkley was questioned over his selections – so much so that he threatened to smack co-host Kenny Smith.
“If I don’t slap the hell out of you on national television — it’s my list. It’s my list!”
Check out the footage in the tweet below.
With the exception of LeBron, the other four players who earned Barkley’s blessing are well on their way to advancing to the second-round of the NBA playoffs. James Harden and Giannis Antetokounmpo can both lead their teams to first-round sweeps tonight, as the Milwaukee Bucks look to close out their series in Detroit, while the Rockets can eliminate the Jazz with a W in Utah.
Meanwhile, Kawhi Leonard’s Toronto Raptors and Kevin Durant‘s Golden State Warriors were both victorious on Sunday, and are now up 3-1 heading back to their home floors. The Raptors will host the Orlando Magic in Game 5 on Tuesday night, while the Warriors will have to wait until Thursday to dispose of the Clippers.