ESPN is currently releasing their list of top 100 NBA players. On Tuesday, they released nos. 51-75. Carmelo Anthony found himself at 64 on that list, behind players like Lonzo Ball, Eric Gordon and Danny Green. Anthony took his feelings to Twitter:
— Carmelo Anthony (@carmeloanthony) September 12, 2017
Washington Wizards power forward Markieff Morris agrees:
Hoodie Melo top 3 lol.. How can regular Melo not be top 50? @espn
— Keef Morris (@Keefmorris) September 12, 2017
Anthony isn’t the only player frustrated at where a media organization has him ranked; DeMar DeRozan, for the second consecutive year, is upset about Sports Illustrated’s ranking:
— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) September 12, 2017
SI had DeRozan ranked 36th, 10 spots up from last year. DeRozan doesn’t appear to be satisfied with a 10-spot jump, though. For what it’s worth, SI had Anthony one spot behind DeRozan, at 37.
The act of ranking players is subjective and extremely difficult. Nobody can do it perfectly… Except for us (I’m kidding, but I do think our top 50 list is pretty damn good). We had Anthony at 39 and DeRozan at 28.