Subject: Daily Blurb - January 11, 2012|
Posted by: Guru
-  Wed, Jan 11, 2012, 11:44
Quote of the day
"Not bad for the seventh-best player in the league." -- Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, after scoring 48 against Phoenix
I assume that in todayís quote, Kobe was referring to the preseason ranking of the top 500 players published by ESPN back in October. If so, then it suggests that his #7 ranking has been sticking in his craw for some time. From what I know of Kobe, thatís not a big surprise. I wonder how heíd react to knowing that he was only the 22nd pick (on average) in the five RIHC drafts this year?
By the way, Kobe currently ranks only #9 in the ESPN player rater (based on standard 8-category roto scoring using per-game averages). Donít tell him that!