Durant has shown a knack for hitting the big shot, which is what LeBron seems to lack. I still take LeBron because he has the ability to dominate a game at any position on the floor given his size and athletic ability.
A. Like better
B. Think is a better basketball player
My buddy and I continually debate this question
Durant is a better scorer and much better shooter, might be one of the best shooters in basketball history in terms of getting his own shot and stroking it. LeBron has as good of an all around game as anyone ever but can't score it quite as well.
When motivated LeBron is the most gifted defensive player I've ever seen (meaning better than anyone in the 80s, 90s, and 00s). His combination of size and athleticism make him the one guy in the NBA who can guard all star power forwards or Derek Rose...and I'd say nobody else in the NBA can truly guard Rose because nobody can stay in front of him and LeBron uses his wingspan to make up for it.
Durant seems like a better teammate in terms of not blaming a coach for his personal shortcomings like LeBron did and is 10000x less of an egomaniac.
LeBron also had technically the biggest choke in NBA finals history. No other player averaging over 25 ppg has had their scoring drop more than 7 in an NBA finals. Jordan would typically take his average from 31 to 37 in the finals. LeBron went from 25 to 17 in the finals last year.
With all that said it's still a tough decision. A guy with a flawless offensive game and little ego vs the most gifted player ever who clearly has ego issues.
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