We need to get one thing straight, NBA friends: LeBron James is still the best basketball player on the planet.
It was one of the best games we’ve seen from LeBron in the Finals a performance the Cleveland Cavaliers turned around and wasted.
For LeBron, such a failure meant answering questions about what’s wrong with his team and how they can possibly stop the Warriors from here.
And with his Warriors crushing the Cavaliers for the second straight game, a specific hot take popped up following Game 2: KD, not LeBron, is the best NBA player in the world.
When Durant’s playing like that, it’s hard to resist the temptation to call him the best player in the NBA.
He’s three years younger than LeBron, who has to slip eventually and when he does, Durant is the logical choice to succeed him.
The Warriors, on the other hand, have gone out of their way to put Durant in the best possible position to succeed.
LeBron has to be all things at all times for Cleveland, while Golden State never asks Durant to do too much.
LeBron might still prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that he’s the NBA’s best by leading the Cavaliers to another stunning comeback.