Fox Sports ranked the top 50 NBA players recently and there's going to be a lot of disagreement. First check out the top 10:
1. LeBron James
2. Dwyane Wade
3. Kobe Bryant
4. Tim Duncan
5. Dirk Nowitzki
6. Steve Nash
7. Kevin Garnett
8. Elton Brand
9. Shaquille O'Neal
10. Carmelo Anthony
One curious observation is the placement of Steve Nash. This is the reigning back to back MVP of the league. If people think so highly of him, why isn't he higher than at least Duncan and Dirk?
Jason Richardson and Baron Davis both made the list. Here's where they ranked and what Fox Sports had to say about them.
Nobody has ever questioned his skills and ability to be a floor leader. It's the direction, attitude and priorities people still wonder about. He can do it all, but instead of being a top-15 player, he's down here because he has rarely shown the right approach on a consistent level.
This is what I call a total lack of respect, but Fox Sports you'll come to recognize your mistake, and seriously, no apology necessary.
Richardson has all the attributes of a superstar, with the size, athleticism and touch to do it all. The next step is to get his head on straight to become consistent; we'll see if Don Nelson can flip the switch to make him an ll-Star.
Do you agree or disagree with the rankings? If you disagree, where should they have been ranked? Also, after this year, will any other Warriors crack the list?