Each year, ESPN ranks NBA players, from worst to first. And naturally, it causes much debate. Basketball is the sport that lends itself best to the “who is better?” debate.
A little while ago, they announced on twitter that Kobe Bryant is 25. Kobe Bryant is the 25th best player in the NBA, they say. Last year, he was ranked 6th, and he took offense to that. So what will his pending hashtag-laden tweet say to this?
But if you take the emotion out of it, which is impossible for some, their ranking makes sense. He’s in his mid-30s, has a ton of NBA miles on his body and still isn’t healed from an Achilles tear.
Fast forward, we all know that LeBron will be 1 and Durant 2.
— The NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) October 16, 2013