Top 100 NBA Players Of 2013-2014 (10-1)
Since it appears everyone has an opinion on who is the best player in the NBA or where a certain player should be ranked it’s only fair that the brain trusts here at KIRS came up with a list to end all debates. This week we present to you the Top NBA Players of 2013 – 2014….
Please note that the following list is the opinion of the KIRS staff alone….
Final round the top ten basketball players in the world according to Keeping It Real Sports
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RANK, PLAYER, POSITION, TEAM
- 10.Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets (C, 27)
2012-13 stats: 35.8 MPG, 17.1 PPG, 12.4 RPG, 2.4 BPG, 1.4 APG, 1.1 SPG, 57.8 FG%
Dwight Howard was heavily criticized and was not considered a team player. Granted he was injured with a bum shoulder and his personality was not going to gel with Kobe Bryant at all. Howard is still the best center in the NBA and it seems that he is the old “Happy” Howard again by signing with the Houston Rockets.
- 9. Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls (G, 24)
2011-12 stats: 35.3 MPG, 21.8 PPG, 7.9 APG, 3.4 RPG, 43.5 FG%, 31.2 3FG%
If this preseason is a preview of Derrick Rose this year, get ready for a dominant season. Rose claims that he is more explosive and faster than he was in the past, after watching him in action, I believe him 100%
- 8. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs (G, 31)
2012-13 stats: 32.9 MPG, 20.3 PPG, 7.6 APG, 3 RPG, 52.2 FG%, 35.3 3FG%
Parker is one of the only two guards in the season to avg over 20PPG and shoot 50% this is while leading his team in assists and clutch play. Parker’s craftiness and experience has created problems for other PGs to guard. After bringing his team to the championship, his spot in the top tennis deserving.
- 7. James Harden, Houston Rockets (G, 24)
2012-13 stats: 38.3 MPG, 25.9 PPG, 5.8 APG, 4.9 RPG, 1.8 SPG, 43.8 FG%, 36.8 3FG%
James Harden became a star after being traded to the Houston Rockets and took them to the playoffs. Harden showcased his talents by having a career year, a top 5 scorer and becoming a good playmaker. Now with a championship caliber team, it will be up to Harden to take them far.
- 6. Carmelo Anthony 2012-13 stats: 37 MPG, 28.7 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 2.6 APG, 44.9 FG%, 37.9 3FG%
Carmelo Anthony has perfected his offense and has become one of the best scorers in the NBA and obtaining his first scoring title ever. His offense is such a force that it makes up for his lack of effort on the defensive end (Anthony has improved defensively last season but still could be better). This could be the year that Anthony develop the other parts of his game that could deliver the Knicks a championship.
- 5. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (G, 24)
2012-13 stats: 34.9 MPG, 23.2 PPG, 7.4 APG, 5.2 RPG, 1.8 SPG, 43.8 FG%, 32.3 3FG%
Russell Westbrook is one of the most polarizing figures in the NBA. Love him or Hate him, he gets the job done. Westbrook stats has the appearance of a 1st option but he has to make things slightly easier for KD. A 2 way player who rebounds and fiercely defends with consistent energy. The only person who can truly stop Westbrook is Westbrook himself
- 4. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (G, 35)
2012-13 stats: 38.6 MPG, 27.3 PPG, 6 APG, 5.6 RPG, 1.4 SPG, 46.3 FG%, 32.4 3FG%
Don’t worry Kobe Bryant, you are Top 5 in our list! Bryant had one of the best statistical year in the previous season and what is amazing is that he did it at his age. Unfortunately, Bryant tore his Achilles and is looking to get back in tip top shape. Let’s see what the year brings for him.
- 3. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers (G, 28)
2012-13 stats: 33.4 MPG, 16.9 PPG, 9.7 APG, 3.7 RPG, 2.4 SPG, 48.1 FG%, 32.8 3FG%
Paul has been the top PG for a while now and it seems that he has a team to take it to a new level. The best floor general in the NBA continues to produce points and assists no matter who guards him. His defense still continues to improve as he is on top of the steals category every year constantly.
- 2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder (F, 24)
2012-13 stats: 38.5 MPG, 28.1 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 4.6 APG, 1.4 SPG, 1.3 BPG, 51 FG%, 41.6 3FG%
Kevin Durant had one of the best seasons ever for an NBA Player but yet again came 2nd again to the number 1 on the list (Come on you guys, you know who it is). Durant performed being the NBA’s leader in total points while shooting 50 40 90 and improving his defense by actually using his length and quickness.
- 1. LeBron James, Miami Heat (F, 28)
2012-13 stats: 37.9 MPG, 26.8 PPG, 8 RPG, 7.3 APG, 1.7 SPG, 56.5 FG%, 40.6 3FG%
LeBron James….We already know why he is number one….No further discussion