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NBA Fans React To Nick Wright's List of The Top 36 Players In The NBA: "Just An Absolute Whiff..."

NBA Fans React To Nick Wright's List of The Top 36 Players In The NBA: "Just An Absolute Whiff..."

On Thursday morning, esteemed NBA analyst Nick Wright took it upon himself to post his NBA "player pyramid" to Twitter.

At the top is the defending NBA Champion, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is a tier above LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid, and Steph Curry while players like Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Kyrie Irving didn't break out of the bottom two.

The pyramid, which features 8 levels in total, has some pretty controversial placements and the NBA community responded with all kinds of criticism.

The big issue for fans was the clear disrespect towards Nikola Jokic.

Even as the reigning league MVP, Jokic being overlooked and underrated is not a new trend. This season especially, as the Nuggets struggle to stay afloat with a shorthanded roster, the star big man is frequently an afterthought by spectators.

Of course, Jokic's rank wasn't the only thing criticized about Wright's Tweet. In the hours after it was posted, the thing got bombarded with criticisms and corrections.

Wright has consistently been among LeBron James' loudest supporters over the years. So ranking LeBron anywhere but the top, while he is averaging 29.1 points per game, is a pretty big deal for Nick.

In fact, just last month, the basketball analyst denied that he would rank anybody above "the King."

"This was a reminder, and it was a reminder of this. So, there was a point early in the year when LeBron got hurt, and I was like 'oh boy! Am I going to have to retool the player pyramid? Where Giannis is 1, and then there's LeBron and KD right beneath him. Is LeBron going to have to drop?' And the answer is, no I'm not."

"It's a reminder that LeBron still has an argument that if you were to pick any player in the league for a series or a game, that somehow it's still him."

Something must have changed his mind over the past few weeks because he now Giannis at the top of his pyramid.

Regardless, it's hard to deny that a 2x MVP and 1x league Champion has no business being called the best in basketball. How much longer he can hold that place, however, is the real mystery.

As the second half of this season plays out, Giannis (just like many of his peers) will have to prove once again that his Bucks are the team to beat.