Kevin Durant believes he should be in NBA GOAT conversation: ‘Why shouldn’t I be in that?’

Kevin Durant: ‘Why Shouldn’t I Be In That’ NBA Greatest Of All Time Discussion?

There have been countless conversations and will be future discussions regarding who is considered the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time) of pro basketball. Names that are and should be included in that debate include Micheal Jordan, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Bill Russell to name a few. But, one current NBA superstar, who is considered to be one of the best playing now, the name is never brought up, at least not publicly when the G.O.A.T. emerges and even he wants to know why it isn’t so.

In a conversation with AZ Central, Phoenix Suns player, Kevin Durant poses this question in regards to who the greatest NBA player of all time is: “Why shouldn’t I be in that?

It is a legitimate question when you compare numbers, titles won, impact, and every little stat in between. That there is even a discussion when Bill Russell has won 11 NBA titles in 13 years which should make him the clear-cut winner in the G.O.A.T. talk. That’s a winning percentage of 85%. But, there are conversations nonetheless.

For his input, Durant feels that just because he joined the Golden State Warriors and finally got his championship on a team that already captured the championship with the personnel that it had, it clouds people’s opinion when it comes to having that G.O.A.T. conversation.

“Because I went to the Warriors,” Durant said. “Why shouldn’t I be in that? That’s the question you should ask. Why not? What haven’t I done?”

Sports Illustrated looked at what he has accomplished in the NBA thus far.

To Durant’s logic, after all, he has won two NBA championships, winning the NBA Finals MVP two times as well. Was an overall NBA MVP, has played in the NBA All-Star Game 13 times and counting, took him 2 NBA All-Star MVP Awards, and has been a six-time All-NBA First Team member. Don’t forget that he won the NBA Rookie of the Year when he entered the league and was the scoring champion four times. These are not stats that should be overlooked, particularly since he is still playing at a high level without looking like he is slowing down anytime soon.

At the age of 35, he is currently averaging 29.6 points, and 6.3 rebounds while dishing out 5.6 assists. Over the next several years, he will add to the total he has now and make a great argument for being included in the G.O.A.T. debates.

Kevin Durant: ‘Why Shouldn’t I Be In That’ NBA Greatest Of All Time Discussion?

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