As he chases his third straight Championship, and maybe third straight Finals MVP, Kevin Durant is leaving an impression on the basketball community.
LeBron is sitting at home while Durant is torching the NBA, hitting a career-high average of 34.3 points per game this postseason with 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Some are inclined to believe he might be in the midst of making his case for a spot on the infamous "Mt. Rushmore" of NBA greats.
Fox Sports analyst Skip Bayless even went so far as to say he could surpass LeBron as the second greatest player ever.
The case for KD being at least a better scorer than LeBron has been a conversation for years now. At this point, most would argue that Durant is more lethal than James on the offensive end.
But LeBron does just about everything else better, statistically speaking. He has led his team in assists and points every year in the league, and let us not forget his eight consecutive Finals streak. But with LeBron out of the playoff picture this year and Durant dominating it, the narrative surrounding the players is beginning to switch.
No longer is KD the second best in the league -- he is working his way towards the top. And if he continues at this pace for years, we could see him enter the GOAT talks on a bigger scale.