09/28/09 9:45 am EST
SLAM magazine has been running an online series titled “Top 50: The definitive ranking of the NBA’s best players”and last Friday the 76ers Andre Iguodala popped up on the countdown at #26.
The 26th place ranking that Iguodala received from SLAM sparked a serious debate here at the Philadunkia offices about AI9’s place among the NBA’s elite. One thing we could agree on was that #26 was too far back from the #1 spot for Iguodala and apparently we’re not alone in our thinking. Brian over at the Sixer loyal blog depressedfan.com posted a piece this past Friday about how Iguodala’s place on SLAM’s list was simply, “bad” . So to us the idea that Iguodala’s ranking by SLAM is flat wrong is a stone cold mortal lock.
However for us here at Philadunkia it’s not enough to just say that SLAM was wrong. So here at Philadunkia, most of last Friday was consumed by trying to determine exactly where Iguodala belongs when one ranks the best basketball players in the NBA. Hey, that’s our responsibility to you the reader.