Players opinions on this doesn't matter. They're being paid and watched for their physical attributes. Nobody cares about what they think although Lebron is one of the smarter players in the NBA. I don't think he has that much background or knowledge on the history of the game though.
Dont know what criteria he went after if its his favorite players of all time or if its his opinion on most talented/skilled players of all time or a combination of both.... but in terms of accolades that top 3 doesnt make sense, except for MJ ofcourse...
If it were up to me, my personal top five would be: MJ, LeBron, Bird, Kobe, Shaq
No agendas. Kobe mimicked MJ to greatness, believes him to be GOAT. LeBron idolized MJ, he inspired him to greatness. Bird at his peak was better than Magic, shame his prime and career got cut short due to injury. And Kobe hates Shaq and would never give him his props for basically being a better version of Wilt in the modern era.
Meaning he was, even if egotistical and childish, was a winner when he tried and could be a great teammate unlike Wilt.
All players put stamps on both sides of the ball, too. Bird, an often underrated defender and great rebounder. Made everyone better, like Magic, without the ball constantly in his hand ... and was obviously a superior scorer if needed.
My white boy Jerry West, personally from everything I've gathered would be an honorable mention along with Magic. Both just missing the top five.
MJ, Shaq, LeBron, Bird, Kobe
Then: Hakeem, West, and Magic
These guys to me are the greatest collection of individual talents. Everything I've read, studied. The most interesting group, too.