WEST – F – Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Advantages: Scoring, scoring, scoring.
Disadvantages: Doesn’t get many rebounds, doesn’t get many assists, and… um, steals? (we’re kind of scraping the bottom of the barrel here).
EAST – F – LeBron James (Miami Heat)
Advantages: Scoring, rebounding, assists, NBA champion, regular season MVP, finals MVP, youngest player to 20,000 pts, ONLY player ever to score at least 30 pts and shoot at least 60% from the field. There’s a lot more we could say, but running out of room…
Verdict – If KD was up against anyone else he would walk it. Time is on his side, and he may yet eclipse James in years to come. But right now, it’s got to be the King… (See also: last year’s finals)
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It’ll be an exciting matchup, but LeBron is the better player. He’s the best player in the league right now.
Great shout. He’s definitely the more complete player. LeBron has now beaten KD in 13 times out of the 16 times they’ve met. Coincidence? Durrant is good, but he’s not at LeBron’s level. Yet…