Kevin Durant Drops Harsh Reality On Michael Jordan vs LeBron James GOAT Debate

Published 03/14/2022, 2:29 PM EDT
Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, shares a laugh with NBA legend MIchael Jordan during the NBA All-Star game in Cleveland, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

One of the biggest debates in the world of basketball is the Michael Jordan vs the LeBron James debate. The question of who is better is debated upon intensely on shows all across the world, with little success. One of the biggest rivals of LeBron, Kevin Durant, recently gave his thoughts regarding the LeBron vs the Jordan issue.

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According to KD, comparing the two is unnecessary, as the two will never play against each other. He also praised his long-time rival, LeBron James.

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Kevin Durant ends the LeBron James vs Michael Jordan debate

Whether it is fans, media personalities, or analysts, everyone likes to take part in the Michael Jordan vs LeBron James debate. However, most of these debates hardly ever reach a conclusion.

One of the biggest rivals of King James is Kevin Durant. The Brooklyn Nets star has faced off against James across multiple occasions during their careers, including three NBA finals.

Talking on his podcast, Durant drops a harsh reality check on everyone taking part in the debate. According to him, the two will never play against each other and this is the reason the debate is useless.

Durant said, “You both are unique, sitting in your own different areas of greatness. When you see everybody in the same room like that you realize, like why the hell are we always comparing like they gonna play against each other. MJ would never play against LeBron in a game. So, there is no need for us to compare their careers.

KD ends the debate surrounding the two GOATs with a simple explanation. When the two belong to two different generations and play completely different styles of basketball, there is no need for anyone to compare the two.

Interestingly enough, LeBron and Durant are considered one of the biggest rivals in the modern game. Despite all their rivalries, the two players never hold back on talking well about each other.

When the Nets announced the return of Kevin Durant from injury, LeBron replied by saying that it is always a pleasure to watch KD.

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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