The Best Player in the NBA

February 22, 2011 | Chad Lamasa

The best player in the NBA is not LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, or even Kobe Bryant.

Clearly,  it’s former Duke defensive standout,  Shelden Williams.

How is that possible you ask?

Well, he was a part of the trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. He was also traded for such talents as Mike Bibby, Rashad McCants, and Calvin Booth.

He is now on his sixth team in just his fourth season in the NBA. LeBron and Melo have only been on two teams in over 7 years. Kobe has just been on one. Although he tried to get traded a few years ago.

If all these teams keep trading for him, he’s got to be the best player in the league, right? Why trade for someone that is just going to ride the bench and give you about 15 minutes a game.

Oh wait, that’s right, the NBA has that goofy rule where the trade has to have equal money going to both teams. Or maybe Shelden has made a promise to himself that somehow, someway, he’s going to play at least one game for every team in the league. Six down, 24 to go.

There are still two days before the trade deadline expires. There is a possibility that he could make it to his seventh team.

He does have one thing going for him. He’s married to Candace Parker, who is arguably the best player in the WNBA.