Re: Does LeBron vs. Durant resemble Magic vs. Bird at all?
One thing about the Bird vs. Magic rivalry is that they entered the league at the same time, thus they progressed, reached their primes, and peaked around the same time. LeBron has a four year head start on Durant. Right now LeBron is at his peak while Durant is in the early stages of his prime and probably not as good now as he will be 2-3 years down the line; meaning we'll probably never see the best version of Durant and LeBron at the same time. It could get very close to that, though, over the next couple of seasons.
However, if they meet in a few more Finals, and Durant and the Thunder win one or two of them, their rivalry will definitely be in the same neighborhood of the Bird and Magic rivalry.