Friday, February 4, 2011
Kobe and Company
Yo...last Friday I did my top 5 PG's in the League, now for my top 5 SG's in the league. Here's my list.
1.Kobe Bryant(25 ppg.) - 81 points. The 15 year vet is possibly the greatest Laker of all time, which is a huge statement. I don't have to say much about the Mamba...his 5 championship rings and scoring titles speak for themselves. Kobe is the best player in the League arguably with Lebron James in the same boat. Best footwork we've seen since MJ, crazy clutch, mid-range game, fadeaway, what ever...he's got it in his game, he'll be the best here until he retires.
2.Dwyane Wade(25 ppg.) - D-Wade is part of the best duo in the League, and is still running things in South Beach. Some struggles early in the season are long gone and forgotten. Wade gets to the rim whenever he wants and is one of the best scorers in the league and has been for a while, when the homie is hitting jumpers he's literally unstoppable. In my opinion, although D.Rose is first on my mvp list... D-Wade and Lebron James should be able to like...split the MVP trophy, when Kobe's out of the league...Wade will be the best hands down.
3.Ray Allen(17 ppg.) - Jesus Shuttlesworth, the ageless one. Ray Allen is arguably the greatest shooter of all time. He's only 8 trey balls away from Reggie Millers All-Time 3 Point record, and this early in the season, I think it's safe to say Allen is going to shatter the big homies record. The prettiest shot...ever. Allen is part of that "Big 3" in Boston (4 with Rondo)and is a big reason why the Celtics are the best team in the league to me. Early in the season injuries plagued Boston, but Allen is having one of his best seasons ever shooting the ball and saved them early in the year. Part of that ridiculous 1996 Draft Class...Ray Allen still has game.
4.Monta Ellis(25 ppg.) - 46 points against the Rockets earlier this season, Ellis is one of the best scorers in the league, his 25 ppg. have him ranked 4th in the NBA. He's a blur in the open court, has a very nice mid-range jumper and is an above the rim finisher. Ellis is part of what I think is the best backcourt in the league, he deserved to be an All-Star this season but didnt get in. He's third in the league in steals and has always been in the top 5 in spg. with his quick hands. He's underrated and is no question an Elite 2-Guard in the league.
5.Joe Johnson(21 ppg.) - Joe Johnson got a huge ass contract in the summer, a contract a lot of people didn't feel like he should have gotten. "Joe Johnson isn't a max player." Earlier in the year Joey wasn't playing at an elite level, but since he came back from his injury he's been playing like a Max Player. Coming off a 37 point game against the Raptors, Johnson was chosen as an Eastern All-Star reserve. Smooth game, sick handle, can shoot it from mid-range and deep, Johnson has a complete offensive game and is a tough cover for anybody in the league.
*Honorable Mention - Eric Gordon, Kevin Martin, Manu Ginobli