#NBArank 7: Kobe Bryant

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Kamenetzky: Is this the right spot for Kobe? »

Kobe has been ranked 7th best player in the NBA by @NBAonESPN. - simply crap...as Mark Jackson would say u r better than that ESPN. Mon Oct 17 23:57:49 via Twitter for iPhone

But putting Kobe at number 7 is disrespectful. He is going to give someone 82 this year just because of that.Wed Oct 19 01:00:28 via Twitter for iPhone

I'm surprised that most of you think Kobe's ranking is fair!!! Kobe 100% is a top 3 NBA player. Yes he's getting older but also wiser.Wed Oct 19 04:58:49 via Echofon

Kobe knows when to get his teammates involved and when to take over. He's the most clutch player and the most feared.That doesn't = number 7.Wed Oct 19 04:59:57 via Echofon

#espn put Kobe at 7? Omg what are they doing? Please don't shake the lion from the tree smh!!!Wed Oct 19 04:56:29 via Echofon

Kobe Bryant is still a top-five player in the NBA. Mon Oct 17 18:13:23 via web

I'll take rings over rank. More rings himself than the six ahead of him combined.

ESPN is just trying to motivate Kobe so he has something to prove ... Mon Oct 17 18:24:47 via Twitter for Android

This is probably the first time in well over seven years that Kobe Bryant would be number seven on #NBArank. Shows what age does to the body.Mon Oct 17 18:33:55 via Twitter for BlackBerry®

This whole list just became a joke.Mon Oct 17 18:28:31 via web

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