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New York Post Top 10 Hated List

Every year some newspaper or magazine publishes a top ten list of some kind and the New York Post has come through with there’s.

There are some people worthy of being on the list, scam artist Bernie Madoff who made off with people’s money and retirement savings. John Edwards who left his wife while she was sick with cancer, understandable why he would be number on the list.

Sports figures that made the top ten, former NFL great OJ Simpson, former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky and Tiger Woods. Now I understand Simpson and Sandusky they are both thought to be guilty of the crimes they were accused of, while Sandusky awaits his trial. But Tiger has committed no crimes, hurt nobody but himself. I understand people got their feelings hurt because they put him up on a pedestal and held him as a role model, but for him to be on this particular list is a little shocking. As a consequence the thing is, there’s nothing he can do. People will always hold his cheating ways against him, no matter how much he wins, how much charity he does there will always be a contingent that will hate Tiger.

Perhaps one day people will look past his personal and accept him for what he is, an exceptional athlete who has human flaws just like the rest of us.

I’ve talked to my crack staff, and I’ve compiled a top 5 list of the baddest black actresses over 40. This list has absolutely nothing to do with acting, completely based on looks. The only criteria was the actress had to be 40 at the time of writing. So before you start emailing about where’s Jada Pinkett and Sanaa Lathan on the list, they don’t turn 40 unitll later in the year. But for the record they Would’ve been in the top ten.

 

5  Taraji P Henson

The first time I saw Taraji was in Baby Boy and for those that have seen the movie will understand in part why she’s on the list. Though she has made it big she has a low key feel that makes her relatable. Academy Award nominated and hood approved

4  Halle Berry

Halle Berry is a legend as far as looks go. Everybody I asked had her in their top 5. From Strictly Business to Monster’s Ball, she’s always caught the eye of anyone with a pulse. We can excuse the mishaps of B.A.P.S. because she gave us the pleasure of Catwoman.

3  Stacey Dash

Many people credit Clueless with being her big break, but forget that she was in the movie Mo’ Money. Always fly and cute, even check her out in the Kanye West All Falls Down video that kind of reintroduced her to the mainstream.

2  Vanessa Williams

This may be the most argued of the top 5 but she’s been fine since forever. Let’s not forget that she won Miss America in 1984. Even in the movie Soul Food she just has “the look “. She can serenade you while still maintain her sexy. It could be argued that she has gotten better as she’s gotten older. But I’ll argue she belongs here with anyone

Winner the of Caramel Butterscotch Smooth Award

 

1  Garcelle Beauvais

Fine, dime, bad whatever saying you want to use with Garcelle is cool. Most known for her role as Fancy on the Jamie Foxx show but she’s been in the acting game since 1984. And she’s looked good from the jump and has gotten sexier as she’s gotten older. You can argue anyone else you want, but you’ll lose

The Best of the Rest.

Regina King

Check out Enemy of the State and This Christmas and you may see a side of Regina that you didn’t know was there

Angela Basset

Timeless. Strong and sexy is what keeps guys cutting their eyes her way.

Nia Long

Love Jones, The Best Man, Soul Food and Held Up. All of these roles she plays she’s consistently hot and sexy with class.

LisaRaye

Two Words: Players Club

Pam Grier

Iconic, show me someone that doesn’t like her and I’ll show you a liar.

Top 10: NBA Scorers

Here’s my list of top 10 scorers in the NBA. I’ve based my rankings on their play during the current season, with track record being a small factor

10 Joe Johnson

As gifted as a talent there is, he can shoot from the outside and though he may not be the fastest guy in the league, he’s quick and shifty enough to slide past you and get to the basket. Many get frustrated with Johnson because he doesn’t show a killer instinct. While that may be true, the guy can score, and on the Hawks he’s the one you want with the ball at the end.

9 Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose in my opinion is the fastest guy in the league, and with that speed he is able to get the hole with ease. Over the offseason Rose improved his jump shot making 112 more 3 pointers this season than he did in the 2009-2010 season and also raising his free throw percentage to 86% from 77%. Now that you have to respect his outside shot defenders are less prone to lay off of him. Though you may prefer he shoot the ball, you can’t just leave him wide open, and this has further opened driving lanes for Rose.

8 Kevin Martin

He’s quiet, he’s not likely to make the highlight reel, but what he will do for you is shoot 40% from the field which he’s done every season but his rookie year. Last season he shot 38% from 3 point land and ranked 9th in points per game averaging 23 points. He’s a guy that can get you 20 points anytime he steps on the floor.

7 Dirk Nowitzki

Dirk Nowitzki is as consistent as they come; he’s only averaged above 46% shooting all but one year of his career, and at least 20 points per game but twice. At 7’0”, he’s a match up problem for just about anyone that guards him. He can shoot, take you off the dribble and is a willing passer. The only missing is a legit post game, but when you can face up and rise above the defender, he figures why play with his back to the basket.

6 Manu Ginobli

Ginobli is a career 45% shooter. After that none of his other stats will blow you away. To truly understand and appreciate his game you have had to watch him. He’s crafty, he’ll never win a racing competition, but he always manages to find his way to the hole. He plays with a reckless abandon for his body that is matched by very few. For the majority of his career with the Spurs he’s been the spark off the bench and the one the keeps everything flowing between their big 3.

Ginobli may never be in the top five of scoring, but if you need a critical basket, he’s definitely on your short list.

5 Dwayne Wade

Who could forget his performance in the 2006 NBA Finals where he led the Miami Heat to their first championship? Wade has made a living getting to the basket and creating havoc for defenders. A good first step, excellent mid-range game, and one of the few players below 6’6” who can post up there defender there’s not too many places you feel comfortable making him shoot from. Wade percentage wise had his best shooting season, shooting 50% from the field. Wade has shown himself to be as clutch as they come, and no matter who is on the team with him, you love having the ball in his hand with the game on the line.

4 LeBron James

The last 4 years LeBron has been a beast to keep it brief. Over the last 4 seasons he’s shot an average of 49% from the field, with this past season being his best at 51%. Watching LeBron drive down lane is like watching a train drive at you. With passing ability comparable to Magic and Jason Kidd you can’t play off of him but so much. Granted you much rather give him a jump shot, but once the man gets hot, he’s as unstoppable as they come. The only thing missing from his game is a legitimate post game. For as physical as he likes to play he doesn’t seem comfortable playing with his back to the basketball. However, 8 years in, it hasn’t seemed to slow him down yet. All he’s ever done is average a minimum of 26 points every year but his rookie season.

3 Kobe Bryant

For a long time Kobe was the best player and scorer in the league. A few years, injuries and championship rings later Kobe no longer remains numero uno. However, he still can get the job done. He may not have the burst to blow by you all the time, but go to you tube and search Kobe over Okafor and you’ll see that when needed Kobe can still throw it down it you. Instead of using his athletic ability to beat you he now uses skill and craft to get the shot he wants. He’s worked with Hakeem Olajuwon and developed a fade away jump shot over the last few seasons. Though older, Kobe still possesses the ability to drop 35 on you if necessary.

2 Kevin Durant

Upon this 6’9” thin frame lays a two time scoring champion and a career 46% shooter. Durant is a threat to score just about anywhere on the court. You give him space and he’s able to drive past you. You lay off of him and he’ll sink a jump shot from anywhere on the floor. Only 4 years into his career and the sky is the limit. The only thing left for him to do is add some muscle and post moves to his repertoire and he’ll be unguardable.

1 Carmelo Anthony

Post moves, check. Mid-range game, check. Penetrator, check. You name anything that has to do with scoring and Carmelo Anthony can do it, and is probably tops in the league at it. Carmelo has never shot below 42% in his career tied a career high shooting 37% from 3 point land. There aren’t too many ways you can defend him, you just kind of hope he has bad shot selection and shoots his way into a bad night. But I wouldn’t bank on it.

The next 5

Paul Pierce

Monte Ellis

Dwight Howard

Amare Stoudemire

Monta Ellis

10 Chauncey Billups

He’ll never lead the league or his position in any statistical category. But what he will do is make the right play at the right time. He’ll be unafraid to take the big shot. Billups is as consistent as they come with leadership as his best asset.

9 Jason Kidd

Best passer in the league, Kidd has a penchant for putting the ball right where it needs to be. His defense has dropped the last few years, but he still finds a way to finish top 10 in assist per game. Though he is no longer a triple double threat, you still can’t sleep on his court vision.

8 Andre Miller

For the last 10 years he’s been the most under rated player in the league all he does is average 7 assists, 14 points and 46% shootings for his career. Remember his days with Carmelo Anthony in Denver? Carmelo had two of his best scoring seasons with Miller as his point guard. His production after him and Brandon Roy got comfortable. All he does is produce.

7 Steve Nash

Possibly the best shooter on the list, he works the hardest cause he’s not the fastest, but he creates the easiest scoring opportunity for his teammates. He shot 49% and averaged a little over 11 assist per game, but had his lowest point average in the last six years. The Phoenix Suns had a lot of moving parts so that is to be attributed to his drop in production. But Nash still has a few good years left, but none of those will be in the top 5 of this list.

6 Chris Paul

Injuries have gotten the best of Chris Paul but with a bounce back 2010-2011 season very few put teammates in a better position to score than him. He’s lost a step in his first full season from his knee surgery which used to be his best asset. However, Paul still finished top 4 in assist per game. He doesn’t score much, but never has, he puts the ball in the hands of others to finish. Paul after another year removed from the surgery I believe will rise on this list.

5 Deron Williams

Williams is strong, can drive, shoot and pass. He is one of the few point guards that is dangerous in the post position. Give him a supporting cast and he’ll be even more dangerous. Nagging injuries from time to time have hindered him a little, but at his best he’s top 5 in any given year. Basis this ranking on this year alone he ranks here because his production since the trade dropped some. Yes he almost carried the New Jersey Nets to the playoffs, but close only counts in horse shoes. Williams when healthy will regain his reign as one of the best for now he’ll have to settle for top 5.

4 Rajon Rondo

The best floor general in the game, the only thing holding him back is his jump shot. For him to garner the respect of three future hall of famers was no easy task. And for as bad as his jump shot is he still finds a way to get to the basket.

3 Tony Parker

One of the most underrated guards in the league, shoots nearly 50% every year, can drive to the -hole with efficiency. Parker may not be the best shooter, but his mid-range jumper has improved over the years, and he still has one of the best runners in the game.

2 Russell Westbrook

Second fastest guard in the league, and his consistent defense and ability to shoot makes him hard to defend. Westbrook has puts pressure on everyone he plays because you have to respect his driving game. But that leaves you vulnerable to his outside shot. He’s as good a 3 point shooter as anyone in the league and ranks 3rd in steals and 9th in assists.

1 Derrick Rose

The fastest point guard in the league, can get to the rim and finish with the best of him. He can stop on a dime, and is in total control at all times. Also he plays defense, it may not show in the stats, but notice how he plays against the other top point guards, he’s rarely out played.

The Next 5

Stephen Curry

Mike Conley

Raymond Felton

Tyreke Evans

John Wall

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