Those who have been following ESPN's NBA Player Rankings should be aware that they are down to deciding the top 10 after announcing the players ranked 11 through 15 last Friday.
And for those who haven't been following, here are the 10 remaining players yet to be ranked (in alphabetical order): Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Deron Williams.
Some noticeable names missing off this list are Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers (No. 11), Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire of the New York Knicks (No. 12 and 13) and Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies (No. 20).
In the next few days, ESPN will release their official top 10 list. This list will certainly be looked at up and down and will be either praised or scrutinized for what is ultimately a pretty subjective idea.
So, what am I going to do? That's right, make my own subjective list to be praised or scrutinized.
Basing my rankings on both offensive and defensive talent, level of importance to their team and ability to make me laugh via Twitter posts*, here are the current top 10 players in the NBA (using the 10 players ESPN has remaining).
*This really wasn't a criteria. If it was, Blake Griffin would be a clear cut winner.