Howard tops Kobe in NBA Ranking

ESPN has finally completed the 2012 NBA Player Rankings, and Dwight Howard received top honors for the Lakers at #3 behind only LeBron and Durant. Kobe moved up one spot from last year and is ranked #6. Gasol dropped 4 spots from last year and is ranked #15, while Nash dropped 5 spots from last year and is ranked #19.

Overall, 4 of the top 19 players in the NBA are starting for the purple and gold.