Personally, the order I would have to go with is: ​ 1. **Kevin Durant** - His phenomenal performances in the last 2 NBA finals show how good this guy can be. Last year in the finals he posted 29/11/8 /2/1 on an absurd 65.4% True shooting. The year before that he put up 35/8/5/2/1 on ***69.8%*** True shooting. When he gets going, his offense can be as great as anyones, not to mention his defense is well above average. (Rare for a top 10 player) 2. **Giannis Antetokounmpo** - Best player on the best team in the league. Literally unstoppable in transition and is an overall athletic monster that can score in basically every way that excludes the 3 point line(hes getting better at that to). He also arguably plays the best defense out of anyone in the current top 10. 3. **Stephen Curry** - The only thing holding him back from being higher than the two above is the gap in defense is just too large. When he plays at his peak, Currys offense is without a doubt the best in the league, but in my opinion the gap between offensive skill does not cover the gap between defensive skill when you compare Curry to Giannis/KD. 4. **James Harden** - Although he did average 36 points this season, in my opinion Hardens offense relies too much on getting free throws to be a top 3 player. To compare, Harden averaged **11** free throws this season, while Giannis averaged 9.5, Durant averaged 5.7, and Curry averaged 4.2. Additionally, if Curry saw the same usage Harden saw this season, I dont think itd be a stretch to say Curry could average near 36 a game, especially without KD. ​ I dont think there is a wrong answer when it comes to ranking these 4 players, in what order do you have them and why?
Man... 1 year and LeBron has gone from goat to barely top 5 wtf?
OP is a moron. Especially since his very first point is how KD played in the finals *last year*. LeBron James had arguably the greatest playoff run in NBA history last year.
i mean the guy put giannis above curry... thats just blasphemous
Forget that, last playoffs people were saying LeBron is better than KD and its not even close, now hes not top 5.
Theres this other guy named LeBron or something like that
Yeah I understand the line of thinking but if I am needing to win a Game 7. I honestly still take Lebron.
He has some potential. Might have a chance to be an all star caliber player. Who knows?
Nah he sucks
How is his team doing in the playoffs
LeBron has had 5x more playoff success than the Bucks as a franchise.
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Whats with these shit posts? When did LeBron James die?
"Yeah Harden is good but lolfreethrows he aint top 3, I also eat glue"
You should’ve stated it as ‘top 4 players in the playoffs’ because you can be top 4 or 5 while missing the playoffs. Aside from recent and obvious LeBron, Jordan, Kareem, KG, Barkley, Hakeem. They had been there. Anyway. 1a. Durant 1b. Curr
LeBron is still #1
>And he is the least rounded player by his lack of shooting. Is defense a part of being well-rounded or does well-rounded just mean "can shoot"
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best play makers: Harden - gap - Giannis - KD - Steph best scorers: KD/Harden tie - Curry - Giannis best shooter: Steph - big gap - KD - Harden - Giannis best defense: Giannis - big gap - Kd - Harden - Steph Imo 1. KD (jack of all trades) 2. Harden
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giannis is at 4 until he gets more postseason and career success
Lebron isnt top 4 anymore?
I mean thats a matter of opinion, but statistically hes probably out of the top 2.
Save 4 off season it is playoffs
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I’d say top 3 are Lebron KD and Giannis. 4 is hard between Curry and Harden for me,
I still think Lebron and Kawhi are better than Harden but can see both sides to the argument
Adding LeBron to this list to make it 5... * 1 - Giannis. I think he became the best player in the league this year. He is unstoppable, elevates his teammates, and is extremely good at both ends of the floor. To me he edges out LeBron because he is curr
I think the real consensus is that those are not the 4 best players in the NBA. But out of those 4, I’d go: KD, Curry, Harden, Giannis. KD: A matchup nightmare for anyone, 7’ and can handle the ball and shoot from anywhere on the court. Curry: Li