"You can't plead the fifth"- Richard Jefferson forces Tim Duncan to pick the GOAT between MJ-LeBron-Kobe 

Richard Jefferson forces Tim Duncan to pick the GOAT between MJ-LeBron-Kobe
Richard Jefferson forces Tim Duncan to pick the GOAT between MJ-LeBron-Kobe

In the latest promotion for his new show, former 17-year NBA veteran Richard Jefferson teased an interview with San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan. In the clip, Jefferson seemingly forces his former teammate to weigh in on the GOAT debate.

Jefferson first hinted at his show's Tuesday debut on X/Twitter last week, noting that fans wouldn't want to miss it.

While he didn't share details, Jefferson posted a skit with Duncan in which he borrows one of the five-time NBA champion's Larry O'Brien Championship Trophies. Jefferson subsequently takes the trophy with him during all his daily activities, with Duncan repeatedly calling to ask for it back.

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Richard Jefferson has since revealed that his show is called "The Richard & Larry Show." On Monday, he shared a brief clip on X of the show's apparent first episode featuring his exclusive with Tim Duncan.

In the video, the 43-year-old poses a start/bench/cut question. Duncan is asked to rank Chicago Bulls and LA Lakers legends Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant and Lakers superstar forward LeBron James. All three are regularly named in GOAT debates, with Jordan and James widely considered the two best players ever.

The two-time MVP appears reluctant to answer, with Jefferson telling him he has to.

"You can't plead the fifth," Jefferson says.

As Duncan begins answering, the camera cuts to Jefferson's show logo with a message reading "coming soon."

Thus, it appears fans will have to wait to hear the 15-time All-Star's verdict on how he would rank the iconic trio.


Tim Duncan played against all 3 of Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant

Drafted No. 1 in the 1997 NBA draft, Tim Duncan squared off against Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kobe Bryant over his illustrious 19-year career. So, most would probably agree that he is more than qualified to rank them.

Duncan played five games against Jordan toward the end of the six-time NBA champion's career with Chicago and the Washington Wizards. He went 2-3 against the Bulls legend.

However, Duncan had far more extensive battles against Bryant and James. He played a whopping 82 regular-season and playoff contests against Bryant, finishing with a 43-39 record. Meanwhile, he went 21-15 over 36 outings against James, including three NBA Finals matchups.

Nevertheless, Tim Duncan has garnered a reputation as one of the league's most humble, reserved superstars of all time. He typically stays out of the spotlight, making very few media appearances.

So, it remains to be seen if Duncan actually shared a rare bold opinion by ranking three of his former foes.


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