ESPN rankings have NBA players talking about — gasp — ranking journalists

C.J. McCollum, left, and Carmelo Anthony were among the NBA players reacting to the rankings. (Elsa/Getty Images)

ESPN began posting its NBA player rankings Monday, doling out 25 per day as it counts down from No. 100. While Carmelo Anthony and others took issue with where they were placed, some NBA players had a different reaction: How would journalists feel if we ranked them?

That idea was expressed Tuesday by the Trail Blazers’ C.J. McCollum in a manner that did not appear particularly complimentary to reporters. “We need to start ranking these weak a– journalist[s],” he wrote on Twitter. “With descriptions of their strengths, weaknesses and ability to make up ‘sources.’ ”

That got the attention of TNT’s David Aldridge, who tweeted at McCollum, “Serious question: why do you or anyone who actually plays in the L[eague] care about a meaningless ranking by journalists you don’t know/respect?”

In turn, the Warriors’ Andre Iguodala replied to Aldridge’s comment by saying, “But would be fun to rank y’all …,” and teammate David West chimed in with, “Can’t

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