The Sporting News came out with its list of top 50 NBA players, and four Celtics made the cut: Rajon Rondo (38), Ray Allen (27), Paul Pierce (10), and Kevin Garnett (7).
Frankly, I would have put Rondo higher and Garnett lower. Rondo’s behind Derrick Rose, a player he routinely kills, Tracy McGrady, a player who routinely misses games, Devin Harris, Al Horford, and Nene. Garnett, meanwhile, still has a huge effect on games and has been playing great basketball of late, but has clearly struggled to be the same player he once was.
I guess it’s a tough list to make, but I have a lot of qualms with whoever made this one, starting with the choice at the top.
The Sporting News chose Kobe Bryant; I would have chosen Lebron James. Check the list out for yourself, and let me know if you agree.