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Sports Illustrated’s 2022 NBA Player Rankings Stink

Sports Illustrated released their 2022 NBA player rankings a few hours ago, and my goodness do they stink. Giannis, who was the last man standing after an injury-plagued playoff run, is suddenly better than LeBron, and Damian Lillard sits outside the top 10 behind three big men, which is laughable. This list is cheeks. Sports Illustrated’s top 15 players for 2022: 1. KD 2. Giannis 3. LeBron 4. Steph 5. Jokic 6. Luka 7. Harden 8. Embiid 9. AD 10. Kawhi 11. Dame 12. PG13 13. Tatum 14. Jimmy 15. Beal — NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) September 23, 2021 I think we can all agree Kevin Durant is the best player in the world since he has no flaw. I hated his move to Golden State as much as anyone, but I can also admit that no one can score like Durant. He’s also a wildly underrated defender, making him an all-around superstar deserving of the NBA’s top spot. If you want proof Kevin Durant is better than Giannis and the best player in the world, look no further. pic.twitter.com/pVpgU4AwJv — Jac Manuell (@TheJManJBT) September 17, 2021 But take a look at No. 2: Giannis Antetokounmpo, who still hasn’t polished a […]

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Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr