1. Kobe Bryant
Kobe's not the athlete or player he once was, and with the straight from school generation, 33 is the new 40. Still, for likely one more season -- the 2011-12 campaign -- Kobe will be the NBA's best player. He has enough springs to finish at the hoop, his jumper and post-up game are as solid as ever and he's one of the most clutch players of all-time. So, unless LeBron finds a shrink who can cure his Finals yips, Kobe's still my main man and top choice for next season. -- Jordan Raanan (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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