Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers
Forget LeBron James. If you ask Joel Embiid, he would likely tell you that he could beat any of the game’s historical greats in a game of 1-on-1; just look at his Twitter account if you don’t believe us. But that’s one of the things that also makes Embiid the special player that he is (when healthy). Embiid believes he can beat anyone at anything. That’s the beauty of his game. He combines irrational confidence with his generational footwork for a man his size, plus low post skillset, making him one of the most interesting and well-rounded “big men” we have seen since Tim Duncan or even Hakeem Olajuwon.