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Three of Colin Cowherd's top five NBA players under 25 are 27-and-over

Joshua Rogers April 25, 2022
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Colin Cowherd had a rather awkward segment on The Herd today when he named his top five NBA players under 25. However, three of them are aged 27 or over….

As ever, Colin Cowherd was on The Herd today (25 April) to discuss the most pressing sports stories, including goings on in the NBA.

Naturally he discussed the state of the Brooklyn Nets and Kevin Durant, but one segment in particular caught the attention of social media.

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Colin Cowherd names his top five NBA players under 25

As playoff basketball continues to ramp up, Colin decided to take a look at the landscape of NBA talent. In one segment, he decided to list his top five NBA players aged under 25.

His list was: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic and Jayson Tatum. A pretty great list of players, although there was one small issue….

Three of them are 27 or over

Only two players Colin mentioned are actually under 25: Luka and Jayson Tatum. Giannis Antetokounmpo is 27, Joel Embiid is 28, and Nikola Jokic is 27, meaning Colin’s list was rather redundant.

To be fair to Colin, the segment and pre-planned graphics were probably just about the ‘top five players in general’ and he may have gone a little off script by throwing in the ‘under 25’ caveat.

Either that or his researchers were having a bad day and failed to fact-check the players’ ages!

Colin sends message to KD

Elsewhere on the show, Colin discussed the Ben Simmons saga and the predicament the Nets find themselves in. Brooklyn take on Boston tonight (25 April) in Game 4 of their first-round series, hoping to avoid a sweep.

Colin sent a message to Kevin Durant on the show, accusing him of not thinking enough.

He said: “I like seeing stars be great. Kevin Durant trails the Celtics 3-0 and they’re done. One of the things Kevin Durant said was, ‘I’m thinking too much.’ No, no, no, time out. You didn’t think enough.

“Kevin, you’re not down 3-0 because you’re ‘thinking too much’. You’re down 3-0 because you didn’t give it enough thought. You left Steve Kerr for Steve Nash. Steve Nash had never been an assistant coach. Steve Kerr was a great championship-winning coach and was a great broadcaster and a very good GM. It was a terrible decision.

“You left Steph Curry, maybe the most selfless superstar in any sport ever, for Kyrie Irving. You’re not ‘thinking too much’, you didn’t think enough.

“Kevin Durant is a remarkable player but he is now trapped. This is not about ‘thinking too much’. This is about coddling, not holding people accountable, and KD is now absolutely trapped.”

What do you think, did KD make a mistake leaving Golden State or was he right to join the Nets? Let us know in the comments!

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.