The whole NBA and news around it always concerns LeBron somehow. Hes just the face of the league but if he didnt exist would KD have taken it? And would we be making GOAT comparisons with him and MJ? Dont forget KD finished 2nd place in MVP voting to LeBron 4 times. He would probably have 5 MVPs without LeBron existing.
No LeBron probably means Durant wins in 2012 and I really don’t see who’s stopping a KD/Russ/Harden trio with no LeBron. He could very well have like 3-4 titles, 4 MVPs, 4 scoring titles, etc and be in the GOAT debate.
Goes to show how much certain circumstances matter
You mean 3-4 titles while going to GSW or staying with OKC?
He definitely stays if OKC had won a title. He loved it there, just got tired of coming up short albeit handling it absolutely wrong. EDIT: Also, OKC management probably pays Harden a max if they won that Finals.
With OKC, in this case I think they’d 100% keep harden when they just won a title with him.
1 with OKC, 5 with GSW
Dude can’t handle the spotlight (media)
Thats like saying what if Steph didnt exist lol
Probably. Hes the 2nd best (imo), so take out Lebron, then KD is #1 by default
If LeBron didnt exist, Pistons, Spurs, Celtics, Thunder, and Lakers trade off the next few finals. Duncan and Kobe are still your main Goats, but yes, KD would be on top right now and probably never moves to Golden State (because he would never lose to Le
KD is the next best talent, but Curry would be the face. KD is too dark/angry. You gotta embrace the media.
Id say its Curry
Curry is more the face of the league than KD is
Spurs would have 7 championships imo and Duncan would probably be regarded as one of the 3 best players of all time
spurs only lost to lebron once.. nice math
LeBron was a big factor during the offseason training with KD the season he made the finals with the Thunder. I’m a Thunder fan and I feel as if the Spurs would have won the Western conference finals in 2011-12 considering that they lead the series 2-0.
KD is too anti-social to be the face of the league. there is more than raw talent to being "the face". the rest of your post is too much "what if" ...