Every sport has a master, often called the GOAT (Greatest of All Time), considered the best in history. Football has Lionel Messi, American football has Tom Brady, cricket has Sachin Tendulkar and many more. Similarly, basketball has LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and many more. Looking at all these conversations in basketball, Kevin Durant believes he should be included.
NBA Superstar Kevin Durant, when talking about the ‘GOAT’ conversation, said:
“Why shouldn’t I be in that? What haven’t I done?”
When talking about the greatest basketball players, players like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James pop into our minds. There are a few more players in the queue, but Durant is often left out. But is Durant the greatest basketball player of all time?
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Is Kevin Durant the greatest basketball player of all time?
Durant was the second overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder. His career began with a bang, as he started in all 80 games he played in his first NBA season. Moreover, he averaged 20.3 points and 2.4 assists per game.
He also won the Rookie of the Year award and was selected for the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Since then, he has headlined every NBA season. From NBA championships to MVPs to scoring champions.
Not only for his franchise, but he always gave his best for the nation. Representing the United States basketball team, he won the 2010 World Cup and three Olympic golden medals.
Undoubtedly, Durant should be included in the conversation of the ‘GOAT.’ He is one of the best players that basketball has witnessed.
Kevin Durant’s Career Achievements
- 14x NBA All-Star
- 2x 50-40-90 Club
- 2x NBA All-Star MVP
- 2x NBA Championship
- 2x NBA Finals MVP
- 3x Olympics Golden Medal
- 4x NBA Scoring Champion
- 6x All-NBA First Team
- FIBA World Championship MVP
- FIFA World Cup
- NBA 75th Anniversary Team
- NBA All-Rookie First Team
- NBA MVP
- NBA Rookie of the Year