Kyle Anderson takes issue with ESPN's player rankings
ESPN has started their 100 NBA player rankings and needless to say, it wasn't a great start.
San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili and Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki are surely top 50 players in the league but for ESPN, they are nearly out of the rankings.
Looking even further on the list, rookies Markelle Fultz, Ben Simmons (who has not played a single game) and D’Angelo Russell are ranked higher than Ginobili and Nowitzki.
Wait, it gets better!
Spurs center Pau Gasol was ranked ranked at spot 80 and quite frankly, the list might need a revision.
The list not only has rubbed NBA fans the wrong way, but Spurs forward Kyle Anderson also voiced his displeasure.
I can't say I don't blame Kyle here. The list did not get off on the right foot.
Players 51-75 were no better.
For example, Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball came in ranked 63, ahead of Carmelo Anthony. Yes, a rookie who hasn't played a real NBA game was ranked higher than Carmelo.
I understand there is a lot of hype coming with Ball but Melo is a top 50 player and he along with other veterans are getting overlooked big time in these rankings.
A pair of Spurs were on this list as Patty Mills checked in at 67 and Danny Green at 59.
It's a good thing erasers were invented. Perhaps ESPN can give it the old college try one more time.
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