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.

The Top Ten

1 Carmelo Anthony Carmelo Anthony Carmelo 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

A ball-dominant star who seemingly never won a championship, and a smaller version of Kobe Bryant. Nowadays unnoticed because Phil Jackson shared his opinion of downgrading him.

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2 Dwight Howard Dwight Howard Dwight 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

He is not good - 2storm

3 Dwyane Wade Dwyane Wade Dwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

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

D wade is one of the best shooting guards of all time. Bitch ass Allen Iverson is overrated with his no ring ass.

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4 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Heat and the Cavaliers.

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

Lebron is really good but putting him over kobe

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!

LeBron lays out of games, then expects praise from everyone. No wonder, he makes the finals every year. He's always rested.

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5 Rashard Lewis
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7 Lance Stephenson Lance Stephenson Lance 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

One of the worst players in the leauge

8 Stephen Curry Stephen Curry

To say Curry has no talent is flatout wrong. Although I certainly agree his skill is clearly not what the media says it is, he lost to Lebron this year

Curry this curry that mostly every golden state "fan" goes for curry he is nothing without the team

All he does is shoot threes and misses most of them people think he's so good but he's not

All he can do is shoot threes

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9 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA.

The guy is the fattest

10 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kobe 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. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.

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.

The fact that there are actually people who think that Kobe is better than LeBron is enough reason.

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The Contenders

11 Yao Ming

People always talk so much crap about yao he is a god

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

He is retired you know

That's bull

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12 Tony Parker
13 Michael 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

14 Josh Howard

People used to call him a superstar the best player on the hawks I mean he's good but so overrated. People think he was a superstar I just don't understand

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

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16 James Harden James Harden James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

This fool barely made it to the playoffs and only gets assists for stats which shows because his teammates never scores. He better of in a beard contest than the NBA. - 9713524179

Can't play defense to save his life...

Greatest offender

17 Kevin Garnett Kevin Garnett Kevin 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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18 Derrick Rose Derrick Rose Derrick 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.

19 Omer Asik
20 Kevin Durant Kevin Durant Kevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He was MVP of the 2017 NBA Finals.

God, no. I'm no fan of him or his team but he's the second best Small Forward in the league and got close to leading his team to a championship this year.

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