Damian Lillard Chooses a Healthy Kevin Durant Over LeBron James as ‘the Best Player in the League’ Currently

Published 05/05/2021, 11:39 AM EDT
Feb 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts during overtime against the Detroit Pistons at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA has a plethora of superstars in the league, but certain players like LeBron James and Kevin Durant are surely a level above others. While LeBron mesmerizes with his all-round play, Durant is dominating with his free-flowing scoring ability.

Despite playing alongside superstars like Anthony Davis and James Harden, KD and Bron are clearly the most important players to their respective teams and have the potential to lead their respective teams to championship glory.

Damian Lillard chooses Kevin Durant over LeBron James

Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard has been making some massive strides in the league for the past three seasons. After cementing his position as a great shooter, Lillard has become the primary offensive threat for the Blazers.

The 31-year-old recently made an appearance at the Dan Patrick show. Dame Dolla spoke about who he thinks are the two best players in the league. “When healthy I think, um, him and LeBron are like they’re right there. I think KD, KD healthy, could very well be the best player in the NBA.”

Lillard also explained what makes KD so special and why he is currently the top player in the NBA. “I mean, nobody can guard him. If he’s healthy, he’s shooting threes off the dribble, he’s pulling up off the dribble, he’s posting up.

You can get to the rim, you can’t block his shot, he can hit like the way he handles the ball the way he moves at that size who are you going to put on him.” He added, “I mean when healthy I think like at this moment he could very well be the best player in the league.”

While Durant is surely unstoppable and is having a monstrous regular season, it should be noted that ‘the King’ has missed significant time with injury and is still not a 100%. If Bron will be at his best and is fully healthy during the postseason, there surely will be some fireworks.


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Given that both the Lakers and the Nets are favorites to win it all, a possible matchup might be on the cards this season. Can Durant dethrone ‘The King‘ once and for all, or will Bron exact his revenge of the two finals losses Durant handed him with the Dubs?


Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.