“Kevin Durant deserves 2nd team over LeBron James, the numbers say it all!”: Skip Bayless shuts down Shannon Sharpe over the two star’s All-NBA selections

Raahib Singh
|Published May 25, 2022

Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless debate the All-NBA selections of Kevin Durant and LeBron James on Undisputed

The NBA came out with a list last night that many people were eagerly waiting for. The All-NBA teams were announced before Game 4 between the Warriors and the Mavericks. The All-NBA selections were almost very predictable this year, and didn’t have many surprises.

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This list however ended up causing a big debate on the sets of Undisputed. Both Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless started arguing about the positioning of Kevin Durant and LeBron James on the same. Shannon believed LBJ should’ve been 2nd team over KD.

Also Read: “LeBron James should’ve been 2nd team and Kevin Durant on the 3rd!”: Shannon Sharpe believes Lakers’ star was snubbed of a All-NBA 2nd team selection

Skip, as we all know it, would never root for the same.

Skip Bayless proved to Shannon Sharpe why Kevin Durant belongs on the 2nd team

This season, the Los Angeles Lakers had a 33-49 record. Despite LeBron James putting up 30-8-6 per night, the Lakers couldn’t find ways to win. While many would resort to pointing out the injuries, the Nets had their fair share of the same too. Despite injuries, the Brooklyn Nets had a 44-38 record and made it to the playoffs.

Kevin Durant almost averaged 30-7-6 too. By the numbers themselves, KD deserved a higher spot in the selections, as he’s gotten. Skip Bayless pointed out the same.

“The voters can’t vote a guy in LeBron off a 33-49 team that missed the Play-In any higher. You just can’t make a case for LeBron over Durant.”

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Also Read: “LeBron James has 8 All-NBA selections after turning 30!”: The Lakers superstar has more All-NBA selections than Scottie Pippen, Carmelo Anthony, and James Harden

I guess the lists are just right as they are. However, if the NBA can find a way to get both Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic together on the first team, that would’ve been ideal.

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Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh

Raahib Singh is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush. A Computer Science Engineer by qualification, Raahib's passion for sports drew him toward TSR. He started playing basketball when he was 14, and fell in love with the sport ever since. His interest in the NBA developed at the same time as when Stephen Curry put the entire league on notice. Raahib was spellbound by Steph and the Warriors and has been a fan since. From starting off as a Warriors fan, Raahib has evolved into someone who can never miss a good game of basketball. He converts his love for the game and the knowledge he has gained into the articles he writes. In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, going for walks, and murder mysteries.

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