‘Experts’: Kobe Tops, LeBron Second

by December 03, 2009

The never-ending (and ultimately, meaningless) debate about the best player in the NBA rages on. Today, a certain group of people places Bryant ahead of James. Please adjust your lives accordingly: “Bryant tops SN’s list of the 50 greatest players in the NBA today, as selected by a panel of 107 Hall of Famers, major award winners, executives, current players and coaches and other basketball experts. Bryant received almost twice as many first-place votes as James, 62 to 34. Heat guard Dwyane Wade was third on the list and received 11 first-place votes. Magic center Dwight Howard was fourth, and Spurs power forward Tim Duncan fifth. Rounding out the top 10: Hornets point guard Chris Paul, Celtics power forward Kevin Garnett, Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki, Nuggets small forward Carmelo Anthony, and Celtics small forward Paul Pierce.”