The rankings got the internet riled up when they had Kobe Bryant coming in at No. 25, plummeting from No. 6 last year, which comes on the "heels" (sorry) of his Achilles injury. Durant is at No. 2, and Clippers point guard Chris Paul is in at No. 3.
There was a surprise at No. 4 as James Harden (who was also polled as the league's best two-guard by NBA GMS) cracked the Top 5. Another slight surprise is Russell Westbrook rounding out the Top 5 after coming off a knee injury.