When discussing the greatest scorers in basketball history, Nets superstar Kevin Durant is often included in the conversation.
The 2x Finals MVP is a career 27-point-per-game scorer with 4 scoring titles, 10 All-Star appearances, and 2 Championships to his name.
Still, the “Slim Reaper” doesn’t quite consider himself on the level of Michael Jeffrey Jordan, as he pointed out on Twitter in response to a segment on First Take.
.@KendrickPerkins called Kevin Durant the best scorer of all time.@maxkellerman: “Michael Jordan not only scored more than KD, won more than KD, but scored more efficiently than KD.” pic.twitter.com/Xpi0nJ5u2M
— First Take (@FirstTake) November 25, 2020
You old heads drive me nuts. Michael Jordan is 6’6. @KDTrey5 is 6’11 can shoot from all three levels, 90% free throw shooter, and can ball handle and move like a point guard. If he wanted to get 35 a night like Jordan, he could. That is the definition of unguardable 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️ https://t.co/5Dhaux9p1n
— Dante Keys (@dkeys7193) November 26, 2020
Mj is one of one, God level, unmatched, unparalled, a pure master at this shit. I’m still watching his games to learn. Leave me out of it please
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) November 26, 2020
There is no doubt that Kevin Durant is an exceptionally talented scorer. He can put the ball in the hoop anywhere on the basketball court. But Michael might be at another level. He averaged over 30 points per game for his career, hitting nearly half of his shots.
So, as great as guys like Durant are, MJ might just have been at another level. Michael Jordan won 10 scoring titles while basically playing only 11 full seasons. He is the GOAT for a reason, after all.