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Blazers' CJ McCollum goes on tweetstorm suggesting players rank media members after NBA-wide outrage over player rankings

Business Insider | Sep 13, 2017, 09.31PM IST

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As ESPN and Sports Illustrated both make their way through ranking NBA players, some players have not taken kindly to their rankings.

Carmelo Anthony and DeMar DeRozan, for example, both fired shots over their respective rankings on Tuesday.

The debate and outrage over some rankings led Portland Trailblazers guard C.J. McCollum to suggest doing the inverse: ranking media members.

NBA.com's David Aldridge asked McCollum why players get upset about subjective rankings and he explained:

Other players found the idea amusing:

The suggestion drew a wide range of responses, with some journalists believing the idea would be fun while others felt attacked. McCollum, who has a degree in journalism and has expressed interest in it off the court, argued that, just like players, some journalists have good and bad qualities.

Of course, players likely have much better things to do with their time than form a ranking of media members, but if such a list ever happens, it'll likely cause just as much controversy.

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