On Monday, I blogged about Serge Ibaka’s place on ESPN.com’s #NBArank. Ibaka was rated the 39th-best player in the NBA. The next day, Kevin Durant sent out this tweet:
Players should rate players..just like the nfl do..these analysts never played at this level before! Just being real
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) October 16, 2013
I won’t dare take credit for Durant voicing his opinion on player rankings, but Durant’s tweet did bring up an interesting argument on how qualified, if at all, the media is to rank players. Centered around Durant’s tweet, Truehoop’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss went as far as to analyze the old debate of whether or not the media can properly assess an athlete’s skills.
In other news:
Oregon is getting crazy with its uniforms again, this time for a good cause.
Grambling State’s entire football team skipped practice on Wednesday in protest.
West Virginia quarterback Ford Childress is reported to be out for the season.
And (FANTASY FOOTBALL ALERT) former Houston Cougars quarterback Case Keenum is stepping in for Matt Schaub as the starter for the Houston Texans.