Will the NBA story book bypass Lebron James and move onto Kevin Durant?
A month ago if someone asked me who was the best player in the NBA and who I thought would be playing for a NBA title I would have said Lebron James.
But after watching nearly the first half of the playoffs my answer may now be Kevin Durant.
The first round of the playoffs James and Durant had their ways and performed well but I felt James had the edge due to his performance against the New York Knicks beating them with ease.
Durant and the Thunder did sweep the Mavs but they had more competitive games and it seemed Westbrook was giving Durant more help than James was receiving in Miami.
But after watching the miraculous display of talent and skill Kevin Durant provided us with in the 4-1 series win against the Las Angeles Lakers I must say it appears to be his time.
James entered the league nine years ago with very large expectations and to be the new face of basketball, which he has done.
He has done everything possible except win a title, he then placed a damper on his image by taking his talents to South Beach.
James has 1 final appearance, 3 MVPs and 8 all-star appearances.
In half the time, being five years, Durant has compiled 3 scoring tittles, 3 all-star appearances, and now back to back Western Conference Final appearances.
James has the numbers but Durant is closing fast on the stat sheet and in overall play.
My question is will Durant’s legacy surpass James’ before he even gets to add to it.
My prediction is that the NBA Final winner will come from the Western Conference and there is 50% chance that Kevin Durant could be leading the team that does.
Durant’s second round playoff play and killer closing instincts has him in position to surpass Lebron James in star power and also in the NBA story books.