If somebody asked you to name the best player in the NBA, right now, what would your answer be? LeBron James? That’s likely how most would answer the question and that’s something Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is tired of hearing.
Durant says he’s always been the ‘second best’ during his career. He was the second pick in the NBA Draft. The second best player in high school. Second in the MVP voting three times. It’s a number Durant has tired of and the superstar recently told James Brown of 60 Minutes Sports that it’s something that needs to change.
‘I mean, people would just always say that it’s cool, you’re top three, that’s cool. It’s alright to be a top-three player in the world. I mean…I’m just tired of settling for that, tired of saying that, tired of hearing it.’
It’s an understandable argument from Durant considering his immense talent, talent that will hopefully put him at the top of the NBA at some point.