Originally Posted by iDunk
I think so.
His talent is limitless, the game is just becoming too easy for him. If he wins like 3-5 championships , wins 2-3 MVPs, countless scoring championships, & scores 32,000 .. I think he could be the GOAT. Those achievements are not out of the question.
NBA is no longer the game of '80s & '90s.
No handcheck rules
made NBA a game of back court players only.
Even 34 yrs old Kobe is ave 29 ppg
. something will never happen in yesteryears NBA as age catches up & you become a 18 ppg player cuz handchecking will rob 6 ppg
& 'no blood no foul' physical contact rule
will take away another 5 ppg from Durant, Kobe & Melo.
Resulting in death of PF & C position is directly related to relaxed no defense era.
NBA wanted to turn everyone into Michael Jordan after MJ retired & Bulls dismantled.
NBA has succeeded but Basketball has become boring & poorer & diluted as competitive sport.