I stopped reading when the writer said he'd trade MKG for Smith in a "heartbeat".
I would not mind Smith on the Hornets' roster. But if you trade MKG you have to be certain that you are getting a player in return that makes the team legit championship contenders. I do not believe Josh Smith is that guy.
Just a few examples from the 1st page or so of google.
I feel that the problem with these lists, and probably many others out there, is that they've put too much emphasis on individual accolades and champioships. Instead of focusing on who the better players were. Though I am not surprised to see a few journalist do that. I don't belive MJ is greatest ever just because of his 6 rings. I would still have MJ at #1 even if he never played basketball again after '93. If Kobe and/or Duncan were to win another championship I would not move them up my list just because of that. The reason being is that we have seen how good Kobe and Duncan were. And I don't believe Kobe or Duncan at their best were better players than the ones I would rank in front of them.
If you are wondering, I would rank Duncan at #9 and Kobe at #10. I think an argument could be made for Shaq over Hakeem. But I believe Hakeem's defense gives him the edge. Shaq was a solid post defender and rim protector. However he could be down right awful at times when defending screens. LeBron is a top-10 talent no doubt. But I need to see his career play out a little longer before I consider placing him in my top-10.
I had almost forgot about the Slam magazine rankings. That's where those rankings in the basketball reference link came from. Slam took a lot of heat for their selections. It's one thing to leave one of those guys outside the top-5. But both... Are you kidding me?
Edit: I meant to say Slam left both Kareem and Magic outside the top-5.