Sixth overall. Kevin Durant, according to 91 voters for ESPN.com, is the sixth overall best player in the NBA.
I was one of the 91 that voted on a 1-to-10 basis and I gave only one 10. That was to LeBron. I gave four 9s — Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and KD. So even from the biggest KD homer in the land, his sixth ranking makes a good amount of sense, considering the circumstances.
If you look at the actual numbers, Durant’s within a few tenths of everyone in front of him. Who are those in front of him, you ask? (Not in order) Dwight Howard, LeBron, Dirk, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade. Behind KD is Kobe (uh oh), Derrick Rose, Deron Williams and Blake Griffin.
But just like for Russell Westbrook, the question has to be asked: right or wrong? Keep Reading…