Originally posted on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 10/19/13
3 Reasons why Kobe Bryant’s ESPN Ranking Is Ridiculous By Milan George: Hoopstuff Writer.. As the NBA season inches closer, ESPN.com has once again come out with their NBA Player Rankings. These are usually only talked about, because of their controversial rankings and this one takes the cake, as many people are scratching their heads that they named Los Angeles Lakers’ superstar, Kobe Bryant the 25th best player in the league today. Yes, we are talking about the Kobe Bryant who averaged 27 points per game at 34 years old last season, the Kobe Bryant who many youngs guys like Brandon Jennings and Kyrie Irving had a tough time getting by on defense and we are talking about the Kobe Bryant that almost single handliy brought his team to the playoffs. It’s almost disrespectful and although there are many reasons why this ranking is wrong, three come to mind, even though Bryant is still recovering from a torn achilles tendon. Kobe’s Skills at an older age Last season, at the age of 34, ...
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