After 14 seasons, LeBron James is still the King.
You can debate Kevin Durant is the best SF in the NBA today, but you’d be wrong.
That’s A Lot Of Hardware
James has been the best at the position since stepping onto the court at Quicken Loans Arena as an 18-year-old and will be the best until he decides he’s had enough and hangs his Nike LeBrons (or Soldiers) up.
Even then, he’ll still be the greatest small forward in basketball history.
Even The Greats Say James Is Great
However, some things can be debated.
He’s been to seven-straight NBA Finals with two different teams and won three. If you’re a glass half-full type of person, this is remarkable. If you’re the glass half-empty type, you’re going to use that against him; it’s been debated ad nausea since the Cavs lost the title to the Warriors in June.
But what can’t be debated? James’ ranking in the history books.
KD Absolutely Deserved The Finals MVP Award
Did KD outplay LBJ during the NBA Finals? He sure did, which is why you see so many photos of Durant holding the Bill Russell Trophy.
But, for all the doubters, James’ 26.4 PPG, 8.7 APG, 8.6 RPG statline during the regular season was better than Durant’s 25.1/4.38/8.3 any way you look at it.