The NBA is seeing a level of talent that has not been seen since the late 1980s. Especially right now, there is a converging of generations of players. There's the old generation of Kobe and Tim Duncan, combined with the superstars in their prime like LeBron James and Chris Paul, and the rising superstars of tomorrow in Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.
This is talent that can be compared to any level in the history of the NBA. When you have talent levels like this, you can start to think of it on a historical level. There are players in the NBA right now who will retire as the greatest player in their franchise's history.
Here are five such players.