Anytime expert analysts and writers are tasked with ranking the competitors within their industry, unless it is based solely on statistics and analytics, people will always find fault with them.
Such is life.
No one can perfectly judge a group of individuals—much less 500 of them—when weighing their value, ability, talent and skill when using a blend of factual numbers and subjective opinions and biases.
Yet, that seems to be the expectation.
Once again, while compiling its complete 1-500 NBA preseason player rankings, the four-letter network has people complaining.
Entering his 18th NBA season having finished second in total points at the age of 34 and coming off of a ruptured Achilles, Kobe Bryant was ranked 25th among all active players.
His ranking places him just behind Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh, which might be perceived as an insult by some.
Certainly, it ruffled the feathers of a few NBA players.