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#NBArank 1: LeBron James

ESPN.com and the TrueHoop Network are ranking every NBA player -- and counting them down on Twitter (@NBAonESPN), from No. 500 to No. 1. As the rankings are announced, you can also find them here on the pages of ESPN.com.

 

 

S/O @NBAonESPN and many thanks to the journalists for that blessing! I'm very humbled and I strive and try to be the best every time I take the floor. Gotta keep working though. Nowhere near satisfied.Wed Oct 19 00:46:12 via UberSocial for BlackBerry

All is right in the world.

Knicks fans, you mad?

I guess this validates Cleveland's decision to take him over Darko.Tue Oct 18 22:47:34 via TweetDeck

LeBron James is number one with #NBArank...not five, not six, not seven, not eight. One. Just another thing to TRY to compare him against MJTue Oct 18 20:51:18 via web

LeBron James doesn't show up when it matters. MVP or not he still doesn't have a ring #NBArankTue Oct 18 19:25:31 via web

Glad to see that LeBron James got #1 on the #NBArank list. Good choice. There is not a more complete player in the game right now.Tue Oct 18 19:45:43 via Twitter for iPhone

LeBron James is No. 1. #NBArank #BackonthebandwagonTue Oct 18 19:46:49 via web

LeBron James ranked #1 by ESPN. I'm glad people could remain unbiased and recognize the skills and talent he has. #NBArankTue Oct 18 19:41:52 via web

 

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What is #NBArank?

#NBArank is the Twitter hashtag to use if you want to get involved in the discussion or just follow along.

You can also follow along here: @NBAonESPN

How did we rank the players?

We asked 91 experts to rate each player on a 0-to-10 scale, in terms of "the current quality of each player."

Here is the full list of voters from ESPN.com, the TrueHoop Network, TrueHoop TV, Daily Dime Live, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, espnW, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider, ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Games, ESPN Dallas, ESPN Los Angeles, ESPN Chicago, ESPN New York, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN Topics and ESPN Analytics.

* Score: Tiebreakers are first based on percentage points; scores have been rounded off. The second tiebreaker is based on John Hollinger's estimated wins added for the 2010-11 NBA season (rookies were given an EWA of zero).