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NBA Fans Argue About CBS Sports' Top 15 NBA Wings: "LeBron Is Better Than Kevin Durant."

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Since the dawn of basketball, people have debated which players are better, who would thrive in which era, and how would today's players fare in a different time.

Given the nature of sports, even if we're talking about a team sport such as basketball, people can't help but make rankings, tiers, and comparisons left and right.

Take NBA analysts for instance. Recently, Bill Simmons said that LeBron James shouldn't sit on the same table as Giannis Antetokounmpo or Kevin Durant this season, even though he's still a top-10 player in the league:

"For LeBron, it's year 19. I think he's top 10, but it's crazy to say he's on the Giannis/Durant level. Could he have carried like Durant did last year? what Giannis did in those last two rounds? I don't think so," Simmons said on Zach Lowe's podcast.

Simmons doesn't seem to be the only pundit who believes that Durant is on a higher level than LeBron James at this point in his career, as CBS Sports' also ranked them 1-2 entering the 2021/22 NBA season:

(Via NBA Central)

CBSSports’ top 15 NBA wings:

1. Kevin Durant

2. LeBron James

3. James Harden

4. Kawhi Leonard

5. Jayson Tatum

6. Paul George

7. Jimmy Butler

8. Bradley Beal

9. Donovan Mitchell

10. Devin Booker

11. Khris Middleton

12. Jaylen Brown

13. Zach LaVine

14. Draymond Green

15. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Needless to say, that ranking fueled a long debate on social media, and we'll share some of the best replies we could gather from that thread:

At the end of the day, there should be no shame for LeBron James on being the second-best wing in the world. I mean, we're talking about a guy who's in his 19th season.

Furthermore, he'll still have plenty of opportunities to prove that he's still number one, so maybe these rankings will only ignite his fire and we'll see the best version of him next season.