Kevin Durant had some of the most historic performances we’ve ever seen against the Bucks, performances Skip Bayless puts over LeBron James’.
The Nets forward repeatedly put the team on his back after injuries seemed to take out player after player for Brooklyn. First, it was Harden who left in game 1 with a hamstring injury.
Then it was Kyrie Irving who left game 3 with an ankle sprain. Harden would return, only to play on one leg, while Irving missed the rest of the series. That led to Durant playing all of game 5 and 7 in some truly mesmerizing performances.
Kevin Durant gave it everything he had in the postseason.
⚫️ Most Pts ever in Game 7
⚫️ Was on the bench eight total minutes in the last three games
⚫️ Averaged 34 PPG and shot 51%
What a run 👏 pic.twitter.com/XDHvm3uEdI
— ESPN (@espn) June 20, 2021
Skip Bayless Puts Kevin Durant & His Historic Games Above LeBron James
Durant was clearly the best player on both sides the Nets-Bucks series. He set records and nearly singlehandedly brought Brooklyn back from the graveyard. Those record setting performances were enough for Skip Bayless to anoint them as the best ever.
I’ve never seen anything quite like Kevin Durant’s numbers in seven games against one of the best defensive teams in basketball. That’s Best Player on the Planet stuff. More @Undisputed, now on FS1 https://t.co/9Z0TdQufcT
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 21, 2021
However, by doing so, Skip Bayless completely disregarded LeBron James and his historical performances in the past.
Some of LeBron’s best performances came against Durant and his Golden State Warriors. In 2017, he averaged 33.6 ppg, 12rpg, and 10apg. He followed that up with another near triple double performance in 2018, averaging 34, 8.5, and 10 respectively.
These were LeBron’s numbers in losing efforts. Against the Warriors in 2016, he was the catalyst for the greatest comeback in NBA Finals History. Similarly, with his career on the line against the Boston Celtics in 2012, LeBron would average 33.6 and 11 rebounds per game, bringing the Heat back from down 3-2.
Skip Bayless is notorious for hating LeBron James, but the King has definitely has had more than comparable series performances to Durant’s play against the Milwaukee Bucks.