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#1 Tensai

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 08:11 AM

self-explanatory title.

 

and here are some comments on the ranking itself and other topics:

 

http://espn.go.com/n...t-#nbarank-fair

 

 

 

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#2 LakeShow805

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 08:22 AM

He was the third best player in the league last year....so yea classic bull[expletive] from ESPN.


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 08:34 AM

Rankings by media types are irrelevant.  I am concerned if he will return to the same physical level of play as last year.



#4 InterNLakerNajkihh

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 08:34 AM

at least we will have once again a motivated kobe ..

 

eventhough this is an insult ..



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Posted October 16, 2013 - 08:44 AM

He was the third best player in the league last year....so yea classic bull[expletive] from ESPN.

 

he was arguably #2, he was almost as efficient as Durant,was just as important to his team, and he was more clutch + avg 6 assists..

 

but theyre ranking him for this upcoming season, injured.. Kobe minus a couple steps, #25 is fair. 



#6 West Coast

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 08:51 AM

Based off speculation of his injury but even then, that's a steep drop from #6 which he was ranked in 2012.

Drop out of the top 10, I understand. Drop out of the top 20? Little ridiculous.

#7 BasketballIQ

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 08:58 AM

He was the third best player in the league last year....so yea classic bull[expletive] from ESPN.

LEBron and whom?



#8 BasketballIQ

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 08:59 AM

25, are u serious?

 

 

So Kyrie and all the young sters are going to be better.

 

Even Klay? Even Wade?

 

 

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#9 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 09:08 AM

Maybe out of top 10 after injury, but there's no way there's 20+ better players than Kobe in the league right now. No chance in hell.



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Posted October 16, 2013 - 09:18 AM

I got to stop reading ESPN . I've never read them write a single good thing about Kobe

#11 Jsmoove

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 09:32 AM

24 players better than Kobe? A player like Chris bosh better than Kobe Bryant? :smh:



#12 LakersFanatic

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 09:42 AM

Last year, I would have taken Kobe over any player not named LeBron.

This year, even though I haven't seen him play yet, I'm certain he's top 10.



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Posted October 16, 2013 - 09:45 AM

that is really bs
he played one of his best seasons last year
he ruptured his achilles
but he hasnt even been back yet to show how he would be and they demoted him 20 or so spots? wtf
 



#14 spacedog1

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 09:47 AM

It's beyond sad how much disrespect Kobe gets... Not even because I'm a Laker and Kobe fan but there are so many haters it's ridiculous. Guess that's what happens when someone that good doesn't play for your team lol

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 09:49 AM

Kobe still TOP 3.



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Posted October 16, 2013 - 09:52 AM

HAHAHAAHAHAH THIS IS RIDIC***


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Posted October 16, 2013 - 09:57 AM

Kobe still TOP 3.

 

Reggie knows what's up.

 

Preseason player rankings don't really matter much though, and Kobe hasn't proven that he's going to come back from this injury as the same player, so if they want to rank him 25 whatever, I see the reasoning. Don't agree with it, but I get it.



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Posted October 16, 2013 - 09:59 AM

Reading those comments disgust me. These people are seriously paid to put this out?

Can't wait for Kobe to come back with a had taste in his mouth.

#19 Ven

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 10:11 AM

I guess if the only basis will be his games missed and the actual degree of his injury won't be known till he gets on the court.

 

Personally fanhood aside this seems double standard, plenty of players in the past have been injured and rankings hardly matter in that aspect, this is more of a sleight in my opinion. Basically stating he's older, injury and a bad team. Funny thing is get rankings from top players in the NBA and Kobe would be top 5. ESPN has always been antagonistic towards Kobe in recent years.

 

But judging online, most people and even the doubters think 25 is obscenely low.



#20 bfc1125roy

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Posted October 16, 2013 - 10:12 AM

Easily 3rd best player in the league last year. You can't say he's 25th now... 






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