The NBA’s 25 Best: From King James To A.I.

June 9th, 2010 by Joseph Edmondson Leave a reply »
Who's your favorite player?

That is the easiest question to answer. Regardless of where you are, what you're doing, how long you've paid attention to the league, or how much you know about basketball, it's really easy to say who your favorite player is.

Who is the best player?

That question's a little harder to answer. You'll have your top guys, the ones the media pays attention to and you're told are the best by analysts, commentators, and players who play with them or against them, but there is still a long list of notable players left to sort out.

The debate will never be finished, but I'm working on it. So much so that I've hardly had any sleep. It's becoming an obsession and so far it's not paying dividends. After declaring Steve Nash the best point guard in the league just days ago, I now see him falling below Deron Williams. Such things happen when you constantly try new ways to analyze statistics.

The Top Five

1. LeBron James
2. Kevin Durant
3. Dwight Howard
4. Dwyane Wade
5. David Lee

What?! No Kobe? Am I serious? No, I'm not serious, just my numbers. I couldn't believe it e ...

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