The basketball universe subsequently exploded.
How can a guy with no rings be the best player in basketball? How can he be No. 1 when he can't finish in the fourth quarter? And how the hell is Kobe Bryant ranked seventh?!
Woah, woah, woah. Cool your jets there imaginary person shouting questions for no apparent reason. You've come to the right place.
Now, I know how much you all anticipated ESPNs rankings to come out, but I know even more that you've anticipated my opinion on the whole ordeal. Right?
Ah screw it, you're getting my opinion whether you like it or not.
So, I took a look at the top-50 that ESPN listed (sorry I didn't go into the top 500 but it has only been two days) and plucked it apart, making minor and major tweaks here and there to make it look as I think it should.
This is the result.