Kobe Bryant on ESPN Ranking: "I've known for a long time that they're a bunch of idiots"

By Jason McIntyre

Kobe Bryant is unhappy with ESPN.

As part of its NBA preview, ESPN is ranking the Top 100 players in the NBA. LeBron is first, Kevin Durant is second, and on and on. Kobe?

The 5-time NBA champ who is undoubtedly one of the best players of all-time, was ranked as just the 40th best player in the NBA in 2014 by ESPN. I don’t want to get into the metrics they used to come to such a ranking, but suffice to say, nobody believes there are 40 people “better” than Kobe in the NBA right now.

And I’m not even a Kobe guy!

Some media member with nothing better to ask, posed the question to Kobe: What do you think about the ranking?

As I’ve said the last two years – angry, mouthy, doesn’t-give-a-damn Kobe is the best Kobe. Here’s to another season of great interactions with the media.

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