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Old 01-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Is Kevin Durant above Tracy McGrady in the all-time list?

I am starting to think Durant has already surpassed McGrady even though that is not saying much.

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Then factor in how much more successful Durant was in the post-season and I don't think it is close. Durant's 2011 playoff run was a better playoff run than Tmac ever had.
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: Is Kevin Durant above Tracy McGrady in the all-time list?

Not yet, but he certainly will be in a couple of years.'

And if he is, it certainly isn't "not even close".
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Default Re: Is Kevin Durant above Tracy McGrady in the all-time list?

When you factor in Durant's playoff success, yet which is sad because McGrady was in the league for 14 years
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Default Re: Is Kevin Durant above Tracy McGrady in the all-time list?

As in success, then sure because he has a better team to go further in the playoffs. But i still won't take him over a prime McGrady
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As in success, then sure because he has a better team to go further in the playoffs. But i still won't take him over a prime McGrady

Would be stupid not to..the object of the game is to win, something McGrady didn't do
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Would be stupid not to..the object of the game is to win, something McGrady didn't do

Prime TMac > Durant
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Default Re: Is Kevin Durant above Tracy McGrady in the all-time list?

I'll take prime McGrady over Durant in a god damn heartbeat.
This is the same player who was on Kobe's level in his prime.

Durant I don't think will ever be as good as a healthy & primed Tracy McGrady.
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Default Re: Is Kevin Durant above Tracy McGrady in the all-time list?

tmac got a raw deal in terms of rosters and health. i think at his best he was a better player than durant. better scorer and much better facilitator. but because tmac's accomplishments are few, durant will go down as the better player. it's kind of a meaningless comparison though
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Prime TMac > Durant
Peak TMac? Probably. Prime TMac? I don't think so.
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Default Re: Is Kevin Durant above Tracy McGrady in the all-time list?

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I'll take prime McGrady over Durant in a god damn heartbeat.
This is the same player who was on Kobe's level in his prime.

Durant I don't think will ever be as good as a healthy & primed Tracy McGrady.

Kobe's prime wasn't some top 10 all time great prime. Kobe is great because of his longevity and being a top 5 player in the league for an entire decade, not being the absolute best in the game by a huge margin.

Have fun with a career loser as your best player. Isn't that the ENTIRE Kobe>LeBron argument?
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Default Re: Is Kevin Durant above Tracy McGrady in the all-time list?

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Prime TMac > Durant
this, Tmac was a GOD in his prime. People tend to ignore this fact just because he was on a terrible team.
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Kobe's prime wasn't some top 10 all time great prime. Kobe is great because of his longevity and being a top 5 player in the league for an entire decade, not being the absolute best in the game by a huge margin.

Have fun with a career loser as your best player. Isn't that the ENTIRE Kobe>LeBron argument?

What has Durant won again?
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