Wednesday, March 25, 2009

What about Kevin Durant?

ESPN is throwing all the praise and hype to Lebron James. Possibly better or will eventually be better than Jordan? Lebron is averaging 28.6 ppg, 7.6 boards and 7.3 assists this season [his 6th] compared to Jordan's greatest season average of 35.0 ppg, 5.5 boards and 5.9 assists. But, what about up and coming Kevin Durant?

In his second season Durant is averaging 26 ppg, 6.6 rebounds 2.9 assists per game may not stack up to Lebron's second year stats of 27.2 ppg, 7.4 boards and 7.2 assists it still outshines Jordan's 22.7 pgg, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in his 2nd season in the NBA. 

Known for his ability to score in any situation; Durant's stats show that he could become one of the greatest basketball scorers of all time.

Kevin Durant 2008-09 - FG% .484, 3P% .440
Dwayne Wade 2004-05 - FG% .478, 3P% .289
Lebron James 2004-05 - FG% .472, 3P% .351
Michael Jordan 1985-86 - FG% .457, 3P% .167
Kobe Bryant 1997-98 - FG% .428, 3P% .341

Watch the HoopsTV feature on Durant. Learn about the work ethic he undertook to become the player he is today. 

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