Draymond Green has revealed who he believes is the greatest scorer in NBA history. Draymond had the chance to play with Kevin Durant for three years so he saw first hand what this man is capable of doing with the ball in his hands. Even though their relationship wasn’t the best at some point in the Warriors, Green recognizes talent when he sees it and his analyzes are always accurate.
That said, don’t take this lightly, the Warriors power forward appeared on TNT’s pregame show Saturday and after Charles Barkley made the case for Houston Rockets star James Harden as the best scorer in league history, Draymond did the same with Durant.
“Y’all laughed at me. Everybody laughed at me a couple years ago,” Barkley said. “I said [Harden] is the best offensive player. He’s not as great of a player as Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant, but this guy here, might be the greatest offensive player we’ve ever had because, as great as Michael and Kobe were, they weren’t 3-point shooters. This guy is a better 3-point shooter … “
“I think James Harden could get 80 in a game,” Barkley said. “If he went out and just ‘I’m going to get 80.'”
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After that, Green gave his take on the matter, asking if Harden would be as good offensively during Barkley’s era. Chuck clarified he meant Harden was the best offensive player today when things are way different than in the 90s.
After that, Green revealed who he believes is the greatest scorer of all time, naming his former teammate Kevin Durant.
“Kevin Durant’s the best scorer, by the way,” Green said. “The best scorer ever. Not even close. No disrespect to James, but Kevin Durant is the best scorer ever.”
“That’s fair,” Barkley said. “I don’t agree with you.”
Green and KD started things off pretty well in Golden State. Draymond played a key role to convince Durant to join the Dubs but things fell apart between them during the 2018/19 season when they had an on-court argument. That changed everything for Durant, who left the Warriors for the Brooklyn Nets last year.
Well, whether you say, Harden or Durant, they have very good cases to earn that honor. For Green, though, it’s not even close. KD averages 27.0 points per game, shot 49.3% from the field and 38.1% from the 3-point line in his career, pretty good numbers.