By John Ferensen

Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant was the focus of a recent contrived controversy thanks to ESPN’s annual NBA Player Rank,which ranked the Lakers superstar the 25th best player in the league. Kobe immediately responded to the slight by changing his Twitter avatar to “1225″ — a nod both his rank, and another ESPN poll that ranked the Lakers the 12th best team in the Western Conference.

Today, Kobe sent another message to the haters, by suggesting anyone who thinks he’s the 25th best player in the world needs drug testing:

We’re actually kind of on board with the idea of drug testing NBA analysts, especially those who make insane predictions like this.