Blazers' CJ McCollum goes on tweetstorm suggesting players rank media members after NBA-wide outrage over player rankings
As ESPN and Sports Illustrated both make their way through ranking NBA players, some players have not taken kindly to their rankings.
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.
We need to start ranking these weak ass journalist. With descriptions of their strengths, weaknesses and ability to make up "sources"- CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 12, 2017
I think it would be funny to rank journalist. Im sure some wouldn't care, but honestly I think a lot of players would enjoy it.- CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 13, 2017
It's doesn't change how I feed my family but it's the principle. I think if the roles were reversed you would understand. I laugh every yr https://t.co/CRm6sm6mwL- CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 13, 2017
Idc bout my ranking lol. I'm speaking on behalf of many others who were grossly underrated. I went to lehigh, I'm not even spose to be here https://t.co/qtCvBJ6rNo- CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) September 13, 2017
Ok I'll have one up before season!!! Since I'm a player and media I would know best!! https://t.co/kCfEAM0OP0- Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) September 12, 2017
But would be fun to rank yall....- Andre Iguodala (@andre) September 13, 2017