The 2013-2014 rookie class was interviewed at the Rookie Transition Program on a variety of subjects including who their favorite player is. It appears the age of Kobe Bryant continues and that LeBron James has not yet become the icon of a generation. After James won in 2012 the Black Mamba made a comeback this year. 1: Kobe Bryant L.A. Lakers -- 21.2 percent 2: LeBron James Miami -- 15.2 percent T-3rd: Kevin Durant Oklahoma City & Dirk Nowitzki Dallas -- 12.1 percent T-5th: Kevin Garnett Brooklyn & 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 Worth noting: LeBron won his second straight championship but couldn't retain his spot as the rookies' favorite player. As Kobe nears the end of his career he still gets love from the kids. via Magic's Oladipo among rookie favorites to stand out in 2013-14 | NBA.com. That's not a small gap either. Real quick? Where did Dirk Nowitzki come from on this? Seems kind of random. Not that he's not a fantastic player just seems like a random choice to be tied for third. How aout James Harden receiving votes?
Kobe Bryant voted most popular NBA player by 2013 rookie class
CBS Sports | Aug 27