NBA Rankings: Breakdown of Every Aspect of the Top 5 Players Abilities

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NBA Rankings: Breakdown of Every Aspect of the Top 5 Players Abilities

We all have our favorites in regards to who’s the best at doing what on a basketball court. It is a never ending situation that will never have a winner.

Yet we all indulge in the act of passing our biased opinions off as facts. It really is a distasteful act that needs to stop.

We all share one very important thing in common. That is the simple fact that we are fans of the NBA brand.

Not one fan is greater than the next, we all have an equal voice, and all the money in the world can’t change that.

As a fan, you need to understand that you rooting for a player doesn’t make him any greater than the guy that you’re rooting against.

Your favorite’s abilities aren’t increased by how much more ignorant you can be than the next guy. What these players accomplish and don’t accomplish are solely in their control.

We are nothing more than spectators to their athletic abilities. The sooner you realize that, the quicker we can all engage in healthy discussions of basketball.

Now that we’ve gotten that out the way, let us get to the issue at hand.

Instead of writing my own opinion on each player (something that’s been done more than enough), I decided to breakdown each aspect of the game of basketball and ranked each player accordingly to how I view them. You don’t have to agree, after all; it’s my opinion.

As far as the players involved in the ranking, I don’t expect many to agree with my selections. But again, it’s my opinion.

The top five players in my estimate are as read: Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant. The list is in no particular order…so spare me the rants, Kobe-homers.

Kevin Durant, the NBA’s newest project of creating the “Best in the game,” does not make the cut because he isn’t better than the five players before hand.

In order for him to climb the NBA ranking of top players, we would all have to admit that players like Deron Williams, Brandon Roy, Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh all decreased as players.

That wouldn’t be a true statement. So I won’t sit here and tell a lie.

What Durant should be classified is as a top scorer. The rest of his game has yet to reach the levels of the top five players I listed.

This is not a ranking on potential. Nor is it a ranking on past accomplishments. It is a ranking of the here and now. It is based on what these players can do today if they had to lace them up.

With that said, I hope you enjoy the article and I hope it broadens your view as a fan.

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