The Athletic published an anonymous NBA poll that asked players throughout the league some hard-hitting questions.
Most importantly, the poll asked who was the greatest basketball player of all time.
It also asked who is the best defender, who is the worst referee, and who is the most overrated player.
Obviously, The Athletic was looking to stir up some trouble.
The results of this poll provided some surprising – and unsurprising – answers.
For example, sitting just behind “other” with 31.5%, Trae Young was voted the most overrated player in the league.
He was ahead of others like Julius Randle, Pascal Siakam, and Jimmy Butler.
Meanwhile, Michael Jordan is considered the best player of all time, ahead of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Bill Russell, and Tracy McGrady.
Scott Foster is the ref who players dislike the most and Jrue Holiday is the defender most feared.
NBA players vote on who is the most overrated player in the NBA, best defender, greatest player of all time and the worst referee
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— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) April 18, 2023
This poll achieved its goal: people were talking about it a lot on Tuesday morning.
Fans had many opinions about the views of players in the league.
“They do not like Trae Young,” one fan said, adding, “the hate for Scott Foster is real.”
They do not like Trae Young 🤣🤣 and the hate for Scott Foster is real lol
— D’Courtland Christian (DC) (@Dcrealspill) April 18, 2023
Some people were wondering how Foster still had his job as a ref since both players and fans disliked his work so much.
Of course, the league has the final say on his position.
They clearly think he is doing a good job.
Confused on how Scott Foster still has a job since it’s pretty clear fans and players hate him
— choc (@choc) April 18, 2023
Okay now I’m curious who they all had in mind for overrated if “other” was most popular
— Trevor (@jamesdillonbond) April 18, 2023
There were quite a few fans scratching their heads about how McGrady made the list of the best basketball players ever.
He was never a bad athlete – far from it – but many were still shocked to see him ranked so high.
i need to know who voted tracy mcgrady as the best player ever
— Betsey Cashmoney (@Betsycashmoney) April 18, 2023
Fans of the league are always debating these sorts of questions.
It’s interesting to see how the people who love the league and the people who play within it agree on these questions.NEXT: Ex-NBA Star Drops Major Theory On Damian Lillard's Future