Most Overrated NBA Stars Today

NBA is a marketing monster and some of these players just don't deserve the stardom that they have receive from a basketball standpoint.

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1Carmelo AnthonyCarmelo Kyam Anthony is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association.

Wrong, absolutely wrong. he is one of the most pure offensive threats in the league, can shoot from anywhere with a silky jumper that is also deceptively quick. The only thing that held melo back was melo, he just gave up at a certain point, but initially in the NBA he actually played D and distributed the ball. I Just don't really see how he fits the bill as overrated anymore because nobody really talks about him, I mean he's on the knicks what is there to talk about. he may be overpaid but it's not his fault New York threw all that money at him. I'd like to see him get a second wind before it's all said and done, I know if he was actually surrounded by talent alongside good coaching and attitude he would go back to being one of the best in the current league.

Absolutely agree. Melo plays no D, he is just like James Harden. Lazy on D, and demands the ball constantly. Everyone else just has to stand there and watch him take shots. Then moans when a team mate does the same. When a teammate misses, he complains, when he chucks up a brick, nothing. He just goes back down and does it again. Then complains to his own players for not d'ing up, why he's standing there playing no D at all. I hate watching Melo. The Knicks need to trade him. He is all about himself, not the team. If the team loses, he blames his team and not himself.

This guy stinks, his team stinks, yet he is still the so called "NBA Superstar". I mean there's a guy named Jeremy Lin. When Carmelo had an injury Jeremy Lin replaced him. And whilst Carmelo was gone the team was on a 7-0 streak. And that guy only had 6 minutes of playing time. Which left the New York fan actually hoping that Carmelo will be gone and the team will be better. This is why Carmelo is so overatted

How is he number 1... He's a huge offensive threat and plays great defense. He's not even that highly rated in the first place. If anything he's underrated.

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2Dwayne Wade

Wade is a great player but I am getting sick of his acting. He jumps into other players in order to get fouls and when he doesn't get the call he throws a tantrum. It is really childish

D-wade isn't over rated he's one of the best stars ad the I'm sure are then you they on a championship you didn't you don't wanna meet D-wade in a dark alley

Lebron James has carried his team to the playoffs with much less talent around him than Wade, yet the Heat are one of the worst teams in the league... still. - Shakester

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3Stephon MarburyV1 Comment
4Lance StephensonLance Stephenson, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association.

What! He's not even famous. In fact he's underrated

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5Rashard Lewis
6Dwight HowardDwight David Howard is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

Shell of the player he used to be

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7Yao Ming

he's is so overrated, he's just tall. when I see his face, he always has a "duh" look on it!
- jwileson

I count how many people have dunked on him. - Bman23

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8Michael Redd

Just like Lewis, he's a one-dimensional player that is probably one of the most selfish players in the league. He makes Iverson look like John Stockton. - Shakester

9Tony Parker
10Ricky RubioV3 Comments

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11Josh Howard

A versatile player, but not as good as some lesser names like John Salmons. - Shakester

12Omer Asik
13Kevin GarnettKevin Maurice Garnett is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association.

He went from someone who couldn't carry his Wolves team to some saying he's one of the best players in history. I like Garnett but if he didn't have Pierce or Allen, he still would be without a ring. - Shakester

Not dominant at his position. would be d'd up by real stars at smaller positions(lbj, durant) - Jumpman23BrooklynNYC

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14LeBron JamesLeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

Lebron is really good but putting him over kobe

Good at everything master of nothing, figure out what position you are before you call yourself king.

He's the greatest Small Forward of all time but I can agree with his detractors when they say he has problems. He can often disappear in crucial moments and has not been utilising his jumpshot this year, but he won a ring!

How is it not Lebron?

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15Kobe BryantKobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

I'm sure he would have a lot more votes here, but he is retired now and nobody considered him very good the past few years anyway. But if you look at the list of top players ever, he is listed #3 in the history of the game! That makes him by far the most overrated ever. Overshooting the ball and not getting along with teammates resulted in a lesser career than he could have had. This past Lakers season, in the name of honoring Bryant by trying make him their scorer (he had the NBA's worst shooting percentage among qualified players), was the most egregious example of tanking I've ever seen.

Kobe is like steve novak. He is loved by players b/c he shoots the ball. People say he is top 10 all time while he's not a team player, twice was top 5 in defensive player of the yr voting yet he is like what a 9* all D 1st team. Never shot over 500 in 1 season. Plus he was drafted on to a playoff team and his 1st season was shaqs 1st in LA. He always had big men around him 4 rebounds. Top 20 all time but not top 10

Simply not that great! A very good player, a very selfish persona and a lucky man to have had the best coach and the best players to play with. When I hear he's next to Michael, or that he's top 5 or top 10 all time, makes me puke a little. So disrespectful to all the legends.

This guy isn't that bad. I just hate the idea that he is the beast in the world. Players like LeBron, Howard, Rose, and many others can do what Kobe does and a lot more stuff.

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16Monta EllisMonta Ellis is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.

The league is trying to make him a star player, but he just isn't one. He'll suffer the same fate as other combo guards like Luther Head, Quincy Douby or DJ Strawberry. - Shakester

17Steve NashStephen John Nash, is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

Great players can do it on both ends of the court. Magic, Kidd and Payton were all great defenders as well as team players. Nash couldn't defend this chair I'm sitting in. - Shakester

An amazing Point Guard who had bad luck when it came to the NBA Finals, so of course people think he is overrated

He has Vince Carter and Channing Frye on his team and they give credit only to him.

Too old to play like he used to! Get over him! He's about 40!

18Dirk Nowitzki

This is stupid he beat the big three in their first year by himself he also has one of the hardest shots to defend. Let's not forget his shooting abilities

19Jason Richardson

Becoming a one-dimensional player and his ball handling or defense hasn't improved. - Shakester

20Derrick RoseDerrick Martell Rose is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.

The man made out of glass. Honestly, his failure up to this point is not his fault. Before his knee exploded like a hand grenade, he was gonna win a ring. I think he would have gotten one with the way he played. In my opinion, currently, he's a washed up guard who relies on his terrible jumpshot far too often.

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Lance Stephenson
2. Stephon Marbury
3. Rashard Lewis
1. Carmelo Anthony
2. Tony Parker
3. Ricky Rubio
1. LeBron James
2. Carmelo Anthony
3. Dwayne Wade

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