Archive for October, 2011

ESPN came out with their rankings of all the NBA players yesterday and promptly set the Twitterverse on fire. It seemed like everybody hated their list. Including me.

It comes as no surprise that they listed LeBron James as #1. ESPN will do anything to heap praise on LBJ even if it means destroying what little credibility they have left. LeBron Apologists were happy but real fans knew that the list was flawed. With Kobe Bryant at #7 and Carmelo Anthony not even in the Top Ten, you know something is amiss.

So if ESPN can just randomly throw names in numerical order I figured I could do the same thing. Only my list makes a lot more sense.

So here is The REAL Top 5 NBA Players.

1. Dwyane Wade. He has a boatload of skills and more heart than LBJ could ever hope to have. He is the undisputed leader of the Miami Heat.

2. Kobe Bryant. Still one of the most clutch players in the league. Has the heart of a Champion and the will to win. Has slowed down a bit but still one of the best ever.

3. Kevin Durant. Possibly the best All-Around game in the league right now. Could be the next Magic Johnson. And he’s only going to get better.

4. Dirk Nowitzki. Greatest shooting big man in the NBA. Ever. Has finally shaken off the “soft” label. A threat from anywhere on the court.

5. LeBron James. I’m not a hater. The guy is a freak of nature but still has the 4th quarter collapse stink on him from last year’s NBA Finals. He can move up the list but has to prove himself.

So there is my list. Let the debate begin.