The NBA is in a pretty interesting place right now. As the older generation of NBA greats begins to fade, a new cast of characters is taking up the mantle and slowly edging out the same guys they grew up admiring.

The result has been a rapidly-changing league that has destabilized the rise and fall of many of the game's top players.

ESPN, for example, recently did a player ranking poll that had guys like Steph Curry, LeBron James, and Kevin Durant below some of the game's younger stars, and it sparked a flurry of debates and conversations online.