One of the most fun things about the NBA for fans is player rankings. Comparing which player is better than the other, or perhaps who is the best player in the league. Putting players in tiers based on ability is something that is done commonly by sports reporters, and one of those reporters has been Nick Wright.
Nick Wright has recently come out with an NBA pyramid, which ranks the top players in the league. While everyone’s rankings would be subjective as everyone has a separate opinion, sometimes people just don’t agree. Fans reacted to some of Nick Wright’s choices for the pyramid and pointed out some choices that they didn’t agree with as Nick Wright’s positions for some of the players were controversial. But there was also praise for Wright, as he recognized some players that don’t usually get attention from fans.
Updated NBA player pyramid! https://t.co/YiQFynea2H
— nick wright (@getnickwright) January 27, 2021
Colin Sexton is on that last level as well. Please update. Thanks.
— Robbie Jay (@Robbiejay84) January 27, 2021
In what world is CP3 better than Irving right now??? As a matter of fact, in what world is Irving NOT 1st team all NBA if the season ended today??? Donovan Mitchell and CP3 better than Kyrie? You’re just telling in yourself lol
— RR (@RRTHEFAN) January 27, 2021
Giannis over Embiid?! Jermain Grant but not C-Wood?! Luka over Jokic?!
— Nathaniel Beal (@cantguardnb3) January 27, 2021
Not having Steph next to KD is basically saying you don’t know anything about basketball.
— WeLikeSports (@bballGuy1132) January 27, 2021
I don’t know what puts Tatum below Mitchell and Beal. He has a better regular season and playoffs resume.
— Sanket Chaudhury (@HealedAchilles) January 27, 2021
Traes team is in the playoffs while he’s avg 26 8 and 5 and he’s below Luka? Who’s not in the playoffs
— Greg (@MarkyMalek) January 27, 2021
This is really cool dude lol I love this. Wanna make my own
— Teddy (@TBallgame91) January 27, 2021
Nick, I love the list. I might’ve put Zion a little bit lower than some of the other guys, but other than that, really solid list
— Houston Spliff (@HoustonSpliff) January 27, 2021
I don’t know what type of rating this is or what it’s based on – which really influenced everything
But good to see Jrue Holiday getting some love on the pyramid. Been playing at an All Star level most of his career and often goes under the radar
— The Sports Analyst (@TheNBAAnalyst1) January 27, 2021
Bron and kd in there own league lol saying one is better then the other don’t matter because there so much better then everyone else
— Lilburk35 (@Lilburk351) January 27, 2021
Needless to say, this list was polarizing. Some thought it was good, but a lot of others pointed out inconsistencies with the list itself. The season is almost a quarter of the way done for some teams, and it was a good time to release rankings by Nick Wright. While people may not agree with all of them, the rankings help form our own conclusions on who is located where on their own personal NBA player pyramid.