They would've won in 2010 too but Perkins got injured. It shows how important Perkins was to the Celtics. There's a reason the Celtics haven't made the finals since trading him while OKC has been dominant.
I think this sum's it up. In terms of being better, Lebron is to Durant, what Jordan is to Magic. All evolved are great, great players, but one is definitely better than the other and always will be considered on a higher level. Lebron is just better.
Note: The above could be proven false if KD goes on a 3 year run averaging 36 5 5 for three years, winning 3 mvps and 3 rings.
Last edited by IKnowHoops; 01-17-2013 at 04:33 AM.
NO. KD needs to do it for multiple years along with putting up ridiculous stats if he wants to be on LeBron's level or pass him.
I don't see Durant ever passing LeBron, assuming neither player gets hurt. The only real edge Durant has is being a slightly better scorer. LeBron has the edge in everything else+3 MVP's+a ring+300 more games of sample size to back up his numbers. Even if LeBron retired tomorrow, I wouldn't be so sure Durant could have a resume as impressive
Last edited by The_Jamal; 01-17-2013 at 03:38 AM.
I'd say that if those things happened it would be very debatable. It all depends on how he wins and if Lebron lays and egg in the playoffs similar to 2011...Too many variables for this question to depend on just an MVP and finals MVP to decide if Durant becomes the best player in the NBA. But I'll say that if he keeps up these averages and improves upon them in the playoffs while winning an MVP and finals MVP...it might be tough to make a case for Lebron as best player in the league next season.
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What if Lebron's numbers take a dive next season or later this season and Durants stay the same while winning an MVP and finals MVP...then would he still have to live up to these impossible standards you have set?
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Me personally, I don't think that even means a ring. He just needs to prove that he's a better all around individual player. And right now, he isn't. He's close, but he isn't.
Lebron is about 3durants
I don't think Durant will ever be as good as Lebron. Bron is a much better play maker and an all around better player.
No no no...that's just silly. King James is not being passed by anyone anytime soon. There is no one in the current NBA that will pass him and we all know that college and high school players are not the talent they once were.
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