KD Says He Is The Best... Again.
By Addam Francisco
Oklahoma City fans, remember when a lot of us along with most of the NBA questioned two things about Kevin Durant? Durability and confidence? Well confidence definitely isn't the issue now after KD told media in Spain that he is still the best player in the world, while he was promoting the Nike KD VIII basketball shoes.
“We’re under the radar, exactly where we want to be,” Durant stated after questions about the upcoming season, “And yes, I’m still the best player in the world.”
Kevin is entering his eighth year in the NBA at 26 years old, averaging 25.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game last season where he only appeared in 27 games due to the injury we all know about. Kevin Durant being only one year removed from being the leagues MVP, people wonder why he would make such comments after such a disappointing season for the team and individually, with no guarantee that he will return as the same player he was before his mentally and physically taxing injury.
Many people disagree with the statement from Durant, but agree that if he would have made this statement exactly a year ago it may have been more believable. Even though there will always be an argument that Lebron is the best player in the world due to his physical appearance, and the fact that he’s won four MVPs and two NBA championships. Some also may argue on James’ behalf that he kept a completely run down Cleveland Cavalier team relevant, well actually elite, getting them all the way to the 2014-2015 NBA Championship series, later losing to the new MVP Steph Curry and his Golden State Warriors.
With statements like this, comes more pressure for KD, he has to prove he can remain healthy and that his team can be a championship contender like they once were. Kevin isn’t the only one who thinks he is the best in the world, because James and Curry do too, along with Anthony Davis, who is one of the leagues hottest players right now. So talk is cheap, we need to see KD live up to these bold statements he’s been making lately.