NBA rookies vote for Kevin Durant as their favourite player

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The annual rookie survey was released a few days ago and much of the noise was made about Ben Simmons' surprising snub by his classmates. The number one pick, who is preparing for his debut season with the Philadelphia 76ers, was outvoted across the board as the likes of Kris Dunn and Brandon Ingram dominated.

But it wasn't just the forward who was snubbed; two-time MVP Stephen Curry was outside the top nine when it came to who their favourite player was.

Despite Curry's popularity around the world sky-rocketing in the past couple of years, as the Golden State Warriors have climbed to the top of the ladder, the latest batch of players do not share the NBA world's enthusiasm.

The point guard came fourth in the voting for their favourite player in 2015 but was behind the likes of LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Paul and Paul George this year.

His new teammate Kevin Durant retained his place at the top with an incredible 29.7 percent of the voting. New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony, who most of the new guys would've grown up idolising, was second - tied with LeBron James and Russell Westbrook.


San Antonio Spur forward Aldridge was tied for fifth with the now-retired Kobe Bryant, George and Chris Paul while Kevin Garnett also came in the top nine.

Curry's popularity is still massive in the league and his jersey was the biggest seller last season, although he may be usurped by James following the 'King' title victory. But you can't please everyone.

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