Skip Bayless goes off on NBA fans claiming LeBron James is still the best player on the planet by claiming Kevin Durant is now no. 1.
Much has been said about who the better player was between LeBron Jamea and Kevin Durant. It’s obvious from a historical standpoint that LeBron James is the greater player in quite nearly every single aspect. However, in terms of who you would rather have on your team when wanting to win a championship, the argument shifts.
LeBron James fanatics continually said that James is the best player on the planet until he’s definitively proven himself to be inferior. Well, the fact that he could not win a single game without Anthony Davis and did not drop more than 30 points once in the series against the Phoenix Suns has proven that he’s on a steady decline.
Kevin Durant on the other hand, has shown the world that he’s more than capable of taking over and being the sole offensive firepower on a team that could very well trade punches with the heavyweights. His Game 5 performance against the Bucks was nothing short of legendary and it could be said that at this stage in his career, LeBron James cannot do that any longer.
Skip Bayless claims Kevin Durant is the greatest player on the planet right now, ahead of LeBron James.
Skip Bayless has been having quite the Playoffs this season. LeBron James got eliminated in the first round and his Los Angeles Clippers have made it to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in the history of their franchise. Bayless, of course, is a known LeBron detractor and has taken to Twitter once again, to remind everybody that that is still the case.
Shockingly, siding with Bayless on this one isn’t the craziest idea. As elaborated before, Kevin Durant is still very much in his prime. In fact, he may be a better shooter than he was back in 2016-17 with the Golden State Warriors.
LeBron James, who’s going to be 37 this year, is showing clear signs to decline. This is completely normal and is justified. It would be insane if he was still his 2018 or 2012 self after years of wear and tear resulting from deep Playoff runs every single season.