Kobe Bryant still displays greatness


Kobe Bryant is calling himself "Vino," because he ages like fine wine. But we don't think a nickname is necessary, because when you hear the name Kobe well, it speaks for itself. The 17-year veteran knows that dunking on players night in and night out isn't something that is realistic at this stage of the game, so he'll give you buckets from outside the paint. Bryant has pretty much perfected the jumper -- whether it be the turnaround, step-back, or a legit pull-up -- he can give it to you whichever way. And the most impressive part of his game is the ability to take over when needed. He's been one of the NBA's top players for almost two decades and defenders still can't find a way to stop him. So yes, Kobe may not be the Kobe of old, but he still gets the job done!

Tiger Woods found himself in the No. 2 position after earning his 76th PGA Tour victory, and he did it with a well-rounded game. "That's how I know I can play," said Woods, and if he knows he can play this well, then watch out world Tiger just might be back on top of his game. Rounding out the top three is a bit of a surprise with Bernard Hopkins. The "Executioner" is still lacing up the gloves and winning decisions against competition nearly half his age.

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2013 Cross-Sport Power Rankings panel: Sara Walsh, John Buccigross, Robert Flores, Michael Smith, Bram Weinstein, Mike Hill, Jorge Andres, Charissa Thompson, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Jeff MacGregor and Steve Weissman

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