Fingers crossed. To all the NBA fans out there, after the blockbuster trades and new signings here comes the new listing of the top 10 ranking basketball players of 2013. Everyone has questions like who was the best scorer of the last year and who signed with whom this time. Well, you have come to the right place here. Derrick Rose and Kevin Love not ranked because of injuries. This is the ranking of best Basketball players of 2013 ranked on the basis of popularity because best players are those who are more famous so these are top 10 most famous Basketball players of 2013.
10. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks
Predicted 2013 stats: 5.3 RPG / 22.3 PPG / 2.0 APG
The Knicks did not perform well in the post season on Anthony’s Tenure in the New York City. Carmelo is one of the best scorers of NBA with a put up of almost twenty one points per game. Lets hope for the best for Anthony in the series 2013. He has more than 2 million followers at twitter and he is equally popular at other social networks.
9. Deron Williams, Brooklyn Nets
Predicted 2013 stats: 3.5 RPG / 20.7 PPG / 8.9 APG
The Nets additions and resigning included Deron Williams, Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez. Williams is excellent point guard. And no matter if The Nets succeed or not in the play off series Deron shows the world that he is the best point guard and that makes him rank number 9 among the best NBA players of 2013.
8. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
Predicted 2013 stats: 5.6 RPG / 22.9 PPG / 1.2 BPG / 5.3 APG
Over the past four years Dwayne’s points per game average has dropped incredibly. But of course maintaining the average of 30 points per game is very much likely to drop. And that makes him stand at number 8. His height is 1.93 m which gives him extra advantage in game. His followers are almost 4 million at twitter which makes him one of the most famous sports celebrities of twitter.
7. Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers
Predicted 2013 stats: 3.3 RPG / 19.6 PPG / 2.4 SPG / 9.8 APG
Also known as CP3, Chris is known for his offense techniques and team management. Not only this but also as the point guard, CP3 proves himself to be the all rounder of the game and thus he is at number 7. He is not much popular at social networks but people love to see him in Basketball court and he is often compared with world’s best Basketball players.
6. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder
Predicted 2013 stats: 4.8 RPG / 23.8 PPG / 7.3 APG
Although the playing style of Westbrook is quite criticized but over the last three years no one can deny the performance he and Kevin Durant has shown. The Thunders are progressing day by day because of this thunderbolt they have.
5. Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Predicted 2013 stats: 5.0 RPG / 25.1 PPG / 4.1 APG
Even in 30’s Bryant takes the number 5 rank among the best basketball players of 2013. He is the scoring champion but now his PPG will decrease to around 25 but then of course that is nothing tragic for the champ.
4. Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers
Predicted 2013 stats: 14.2 RPG / 20.7 PPG / / 2.2 BPG / 1.6 APG
Another Los Angeles Laker hitting the top 5 best basket ball players is Dwight Howard. D12 is a monster player. This year he is going to prove himself to be the best defensive player. Dwight stands at number 4.
3. Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Predicted 2013 stats: 5.1 RPG /13.4 PPG / 2.1 SPG / 11.9 APG
The best traditional point guard is Rondo. I know it is a controversial pick but Rondo took Celtics close to beating Miami Heat in Eastern Conference finals. For consecutive four times, he has been named as NBA All Star from 2010 to 2013 and that makes him stand at number 3 among most famous basketball players of 2013.
2. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
Predicted 2013 stats: 7.8 RPG / 30.4 PPG / 3.0 APG
What can one say when one sees the name Kevin Duran. He led The Thunders to the top of Western Conference. This young star has indeed a bright future ahead. This young man with 2.06 m height has won award of NBA Rookie of the Year in 2008 when he was just 20 years old. Now he is 24 years old and he is certainly going to be a legend of the game.
1. LeBron James, Miami Heat
Predicted 2013 stats: 8.0 RPG /28.3 PPG / 2.0 SPG/ 7.6 APG
The first words of LeBron in a post-game interview after winning the 2012 NBA finals were, “Its about damn time.” Predictions are that he will be better than ever in the year 2013. He has a height of 2.03 m which plays an important role in Basketball and his high jump almost takes him above basket so he is world’s best player of Basketball and when it comes to popularity he has more than 13 million fans on Facebook. No doubt, he is the most famous Basketball player of 2013.