if in their absolute primes? i'd pick kareem. he's like 7'4" in real life i think so he can block shots standing and wouldn't be stopped offensively. but its telling how he says Lebron is a "5 on 5 player". "LeBron is a terrific all-around, five-on-five basketball player who's an all-time great. But I'd get him." I know the context of the question is who's better 1 on 1, but ultimately in an NBA/basketball sense isn't it better to be a better 5 on 5 player?