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Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and 5 Other NBA Stars Who Are Criminally Mislabeled

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Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and 5 Other NBA Stars Who Are Criminally Mislabeled
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With stardom comes criticism. Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin and other NBA players get criticized for being a certain kind of player and often these criticisms are not just unfair, they are flat out wrong.

That doesn't keep NBA fans from perpetuating certain myths though. Why should little things like facts get in the way of perfectly good rhetoric?

Here's a reason: because facts matter. Do stats mean everything? No, but they do mean exactly as much as they mean. Pardon the tautology, but that becomes necessary when people try to make them mean less than what they mean. 

Here are seven players who are criminally mislabeled and why. In each instance, there will be a significant and detailed statistical analysis which proves why the player is criminally mislabeled. Players are not ranked, they are listed alphabetically. 

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