NBA Rookies Name Kobe Bryant Their Favorite Player

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A poll of the 2013-2014 NBA rookies at the Rookie Transition Program covered  several categories, among them the player in the league they deem their favorite. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers edged out Miami Heat’s LeBron James. Here are other lists the 36 first-year players voted on:

Favorite Player:

1: Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers — 21.2 percent

2: LeBron James, Miami — 15.2 percent

T-3rd: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City  and Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas — 12.1 percent

T-5th: Kevin Garnett, Brooklyn  and  Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers — 9.1 percent

Others receiving votes: Carmelo Anthony, New York; Vince Carter, Dallas; Tim Duncan, San Antonio; James Harden, Houston; Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio; Steve Nash, L.A. Lakers; Dwyane Wade, Miami.

Most Athletic Rookie

1: Tony Mitchell, Detroit — 47.2 percent

2: Victor Oladipo, Orlando — 16.7 percent

3: Ben McLemore, Sacramento — 13.9 percent

T-4th: Shane Larkin, Dallas and  Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia — 5.6 percent

Others receiving votes: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Detroit; Jamaal Franklin, Memphis; Archie Goodwin, Phoenix; Peyton Siva, Detroit.

2013-14 Rookie of the Year

T-1st: C.J. McCollum, Portland  and Victor Oladipo, Orlando — 24.2 percent

3: Kelly Olynyk, Boston — 18.2 percent

4: Trey Burke, Utah — 12.1 percent

5: Ben McLemore, Sacramento — 6.1 percent

Others receiving votes: Anthony Bennett, Cleveland; Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia; Ray McCallum, Sacramento; Nerlens Noel, Philadelphia; Otto Porter, Washington.

Rookie Who Will Have Best Career

T-1st: Victor Oladipo, Orlando and Kelly Olynyk, Boston — 18.2 percent

3: C.J. McCollum, Portland — 15.2 percent

4: Cody Zeller, Charlotte — 9.1 percent

T-5: Anthony Bennett, Cleveland, Tim Hardaway, Jr., New York and Otto Porter, Washington — 6.1 percent.

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