‣ Kevin Durant’s performance and career achievements have sparked debate over whether he should be considered among the greatest of all time (GOAT) in basketball.
‣ Carmelo Anthony, in an interview, supported Durant’s inclusion in the GOAT conversation, praising him as arguably the most pure scorer the NBA has ever seen.
‣ Durant has been selected for his 14th NBA All-Star Game and is set to receive a $1.2M bonus from the Phoenix Suns for this selection.
Kevin Durant is confused why he’s not in the GOAT conversation
“Because I went to the Warriors. Why shouldn’t I be in that? That’s the question you should ask. Why not? What haven’t I done?”
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral)
Kevin Durant’s recent 40-point game against the Bulls has stirred up some talk. He’s got folks wondering if he should be in the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) conversation.
Most basketball fans and experts aren’t quite convinced yet. They think Durant needs to prove himself a bit more before he can be considered for such a title. But there are some who believe he’s already one of the best to ever play the game.
Basketball star Carmelo Anthony recently weighed in on the debate. He was a guest on the 7PM in Brooklyn show. There, he was asked about Durant’s recent comments. Durant had said, “I did everything that a GOAT is supposed to do but I ain’t in the GOAT conversation, what’s up with that?”
Durant’s confusion over his exclusion from the GOAT conversation was clear. He asked, “Because I went to the Warriors. Why shouldn’t I be in that? That’s the question you should ask. Why not? What haven’t I done?”
Carmelo Anthony responded with a resounding, “Absolutely!” He went on to say, “He will go down as arguably the most purest scorer that this league has ever seen… He’s a champion… He changed the game.”
Anthony further defended Durant’s place among the greats. He said, “How [are] you not going to say he’s not in the conversation with the GOAT?… to answer the question, yeah, that man is in the GOAT talk. He is a GOAT.”
Durant’s legacy is undeniable. He’s one of the most clutch scorers the NBA has ever seen. But he believes there’s only one reason he isn’t in the GOAT conversation. “Because I went to the Warriors,” he said, referring to his controversial decision to join Golden State.
In other news, Durant has been selected for his 14th All-Star game in Indiana. This selection earned him a $1.2M bonus from the Suns. As he continues to impress this season, his selection was announced with a viral social media post.
Durant thanked fans, media, and his peers for the All-Star selection. His post quickly gained 45,000 likes. Insider Bobby Marks revealed that Durant’s selection also earned him a hefty bonus in Phoenix.
Former teammate Kendrick Perkins thinks we’re seeing a new side of Durant. “I think right now we’re just seeing a polished version of Kevin Durant,” he said in a recent interview. He praised Durant’s confidence and said it was fun to watch him play.