This just is confusing to me to see any players are more talented than certain players when they all are great and many of these legends play different positions.
1. Jordan (no one will ever catch him for the sole fact that he went 6 for 6 in the finals. Lebron won't because he got the broom against the spurs, Durant won't because of turtle power still being on his team trying to take over)
8. Bill Russel
10. Tim Duncan
Now a alot of the older guys on this list for sure would not have had the numbers they had if they played today because of the amount of talent there is today, but that is a whole different argument which honestly isn't fair.
Talent wise: now im not going to make a top ten, but I will say that I believe this list is way to hard to judge... I mean, who can beat say Kobe or Jordan, one on one, ever? I would say these are the most talented players, BY FAR, offensively and defensively based on individuality. Now if they played it would be close with trash talk and all, but Kobe's superior offense would give him the edge.
Kobe also gets a lot of slack for not passing the ball which i think is the main reason why most either have him in the lower 10 or not on it at all, but I've watched the lakers and bulls throughout the years very much when both played and clearly kobe passed more, but the thing is his teammates never finished half as good as jordan's which then lead to him "jacking up" shots. I could only imagine his fg% if he drove or played inside more like how Jordan or Lebron do, which kobe can clearly still do til this very day at the highest level.
As for Jordan, I can't dent his greatness and career-wise, hands down, he is the greatest. His mid to long shot though isn't close to Kobes is though nor can he make the difficulty of shot's Kobe can.
Between the two, Scoring goes to Kobe, Jordan edges defense and rebounding, Kobe get passing, Jordan gets the leadership and I would see a tie for last/clutch shot depending on the spot of the shot. Foul line and down to Jordan, foul line and up Kobe. In a one on one battle I think Kobe takes it, but these two talent wise are the best individual players.