10 Things Dead Wrong with ESPN's NBA Player Rankings

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10 Things Dead Wrong with ESPN's NBA Player Rankings
ESPN's NBA Rankings caused polarizing reactions across the country.

In case anyone missed it, ESPN’s NBA rankings came out over the past few weeks, and they are interesting to say the least.

Before we get started on what is completely wrong about these rankings, I think it’s important we talk about how ESPN ranked the players.

ESPN ranked the top 500 players in the NBA. The rankings are predictions of how the player will do this upcoming season. Here is ESPN's description of how the players were ranked:

We asked our ESPN Forecast Panel to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of the overall play for each player for upcoming NBA season.

That being said, the ESPN Forecast Panel got a lot wrong. Here are the top 10 problems in the rankings based on who the players were ranked below and above. For example, ranking Kevin Durant at No. 2 wouldn’t make any sense if the No. 1 ranking was someone like Mario Chalmers, but it would make sense if the No. 1 was LeBron James (which it is).

Capeesh? Alright let’s get started.

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