Who cares what popular perception is or what media outlets say or predict going into the next season?
Durant was the best player in the world for the vast majority of the regular season. Lebron stepped it up and outdid KD in the playoffs and secured that #1 crown, but to act like Durant at no point last season was playing like the clear-cut #1 is just laughable revisionist history. It just happened earlier year
Lebron last season never had a stretch like what KD did in the winter, especially in January.
Who says anything about a Stretch? Who even cares about a damn "stretch" ?
"But but but consensus" My ass. Sure, in the regular season he was the best. But the gap in postseason was way too big.
Are we talking about the same postseason where OKC met the ****ing Grizzlies in the first round, Clippers in the second round and the eventual champs Spurs in the 3rd round while LeBron played the ****ing Bobcats?
How exactly does that make the dominant 82 game regular season irrelevant? Durant was clearly the best player in the league last season, counting playoffs or not.
I almost feel bad for Durant stans, as they will never know what it feels like to have their favorite player unanimously regarded as the best in the world. This will likely be Lebron's last year being regarded as the best, but he has given his fans a great run. 8 years as the undisputed best player on the planet!
I guess the news isn't all bad for KD stans. As Milbuck said, NO ONE outplays Durant in January.
LOL this. AD is going to run away with the best player in the league title in the near future. Poor KD.
KD was the best player last season. Lebron playing against the Bobcats, old man Nets, and no chemistry Indiana made him look like he is the better player in post season.
well if you compare them with a common opponent "spurs" durant beat em twice. lebron once and then ran away, so... Durant > lebron
And saying that Davis is overshadowing Durant is the dumbest thing ive ever heard. the timing is the pathetic thing.... thats like a wimpy kid saying he can smash a UFC fighter when the UFC fighter has lost 50kg and is lying in bed with cancer.....
Durant > LeBron last year and it wasn't even close. Better in the regular season clearly, beat significantly better opponents in the West in the play offs and did considerably better against us in the WCF than Bran did against us in the Finals. It's not even debatable.
Silk so down in the dumps about Cleveland looking like ass early that he has to go to his old standby: bring down a player who hasn't even played this season due to injury.
You've devoted your entire time to posting in Lebron James topics and constantly posting negative shit. If anything is sad, its you.
Silk probably does this shit to get a rise out of people, and it works. You on the other hand are truly enraged by the idea of a basketball player being considered the best, you spend your entire time on here trying to tear that image down, as if it matters or something.