Durant can surpass a lot of the all time greats. He's got time on his side, and had the wonderful advantage of being able to start in the league at a very young age. That's why, barring any injuries, him and Lebron are going to have some gaudy career stats when they finally retire. It didn't hurt he's been extremely productive statistically since his rookie year either, being a perennial >20 ppg guy since he was 19.
But Larry was a helluva player. He's a better passer, rebounder (I mean by a WIDE margin,) defender (also wide margin,) and a better shooter than Durant. You can make the claim Durant is the better scorer because of his superior athleticism to Bird, but that's pretty much the only thing he's got on him.
You can tell this year Durant is really starting to evolve as a player. He's becoming more of a well rounded offensive player, but his overall game on both sides of the court still has to improve greatly for him to have a chance to be compared to Larry Legend.
Last edited by BroadwayBullies; 12-05-2012 at 03:07 PM.
It depends....does durant have home court advantage
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Durant definitely can he started so much younger he has a talented young squad locked in.
Bird definitely outplayed him his first 6 years. But Durant should have a longer tenure and I'm assuming he gets 1-2 championships minimum over that time with a similar number of MVP's. It will be a discussion when it's all said and done.
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well if you say lebron already is the best SF, durant can easily become the 2nd best if not the best SF of all time..
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And Hawk I'd say it's more likely than not on Lebron, yeah. But he still has some Finals work to do.
Durant has already surpassed Larry Bird.
Dwight Howard is a Top 5 Center of All-Time, no one in this league can touch him.
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