2. Dirk Nowitzki
Fresh off an NBA title, it would be easy to put Dirk in the No. 1 spot. His stellar postseason performance was not an aberration. He's an impossible-to-block 7-foot jump shooter who has hit 48 percent or better of his shots each of the past six seasons. He even shot a ridiculous 51 percent from the field and close to 40 percent from beyond the arc this season. Still, considering he's actually two months older than Kobe, I'll take the guy with five rings over the guy with one. -- Jordan Raanan (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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