October 20, 2011 BY John Kim
ESPN’s Top 100 ranking of NBA players has been the hottest topic in NBA news (with the exception of the lock-out). Food for thought – one team has #1 and #3, while another has #5 with his best teammate coming in at #37. Who wins in a series? The NBA is a league of superstars, but NBA champions are determined by teams, and while LeBron James and Dwyane Wade were placed #1 and #3 overall (respectively), Dirk Nowitzki, who led the Mavericks to a championship in just six games, was ranked at #5. The controversy surrounding ESPN’s rankings should keep NBA fans busy for some time, but the players themselves have kept busy with work-outs and scrimmages (as well as making plans for the 6-game world tour); #1 (LeBron) and #6 (KD) were recently spotted in Akron shooting some hoops, with LeBron wearing the Air Max LeBron VII ‘Kentucky’ PE and KD wearing the Zoom KD IV (releasing in December). They were also spotted pool-side, with LeBron wearing a pair of low-cut, mid-foot strapped Nike Trainers. Check out the images of the NBA stars below and stick with Sneaker News for more NBA Lockout Feet! via terezowens.