JR Smith is not standing with ESPN’s ranking of Hakeem Olajuwon.
On Monday, the Worldwide leader in sports ranked the top 10 foreign-born NBA players for a segment on “SportsCenter” and Dirk Nowitzki, who is from Germany, was ranked first. Olajuwon, who was born in Nigeria, was ranked second.
The ranking did not sit well with the Los Angeles Lakers guard who took to Twitter to call out ESPN.
This was the full ranking:
Nowitzki was an incredible player who won an NBA MVP, NBA Finals MVP, championship in 2011, and he was a 14-time NBA All-Star. He will most certainly make the hall of fame.
Olajuwon led the Houston Rockets to two NBA championships and was Finals MVP in both seasons and was a versatile and dominant center who defined the game with his post moves.