Kevin Durant is arguably the top scorer the basketball world has ever seen, but can he be counted among the GOAT?
Since he was included in the tournament, Kevin Durant has been a mystery on the field that every NBA coach has tried to prevent, but it continues to evolve. The 2007 Draft 2nd pick is in his 15th year in the league and is averaging close to 30 points a game.
KD has neither good days nor bad days, his opposition has. He is the best scorer on the court, no matter if he plays with or against, in any kind of basketball game. The three-time Olympic gold medalist was Carmelo Anthony came on from the bench in their first Summer Olympics together.
A 10th year veteran, Melo was the best player in the league at the time, while KD had only been in the league for five years. But Slim Reaper has proven himself to get there, he already has three scoring titles after that.
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Yes, by 2012, Kevin Durant had three goalscoring titles, and that’s 2021, he’s leading the league again in scoring. So is KD just one title or two that slip into GOAT conversation?
Kevin Durant is making a case for Mount Rushmore
It’s a fact, though, that we’ll be certain of the 11 All-Star endings in the GOAT chat, if he stays with the Warriors. But Durant still has a chance.
This Ball Don’t Stop the clip paints a very clear picture for KD to have a chance to become one of the biggest.
Eye exams have been all there and have been since 2014. pic.twitter.com/i2k5CPdJIG
– Ball Don’t Stop (@balldontstop) December 14, 2021
Durant averages 27.08 careers per game, which is 4th of all time. The four above him are Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor. While the last two played in or before the ’70s, after which the league changed dramatically defensively, Michael Jordan topped the NBA Mount Rushmore of almost any basketball pundit or former player.
So there’s literally only one or two rings separating the Slim Reaper from entering the Greatest of All Time conversations. Or maybe just a few more Finals appearances would suffice, as he’s already on the Mount Rushmore team of many former players.
Get his All-Star defense points, Kyrie Irving back in the Nets uniform would definitely increase his chances of winning the Larry O’Brien title. Let’s see what’s in store for KD and the Nets, as there’s been a lot of speculation about Kyrie deciding to return.
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