- David Thorpe, ESPN Staff Writer
Over the past few years, only one man could claim to be the top player in the NBA: LeBron James. Even before he won his first NBA championship, most observers of the game recognized him as the best player on earth. His MVP trophies, Olympic gold medals and NBA ring only solidify the argument.
But we have also had an eye on Kevin Durant and his phenomenal scoring. This is what I wrote about Durant three years ago, when he was 21 years old:
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10hIan O'Connor, ESPN Senior Writer