Warriors’ Kevin Durant isn’t a fan of superstar comparisons
For Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant, superstar comparisons are overrated. In an interview with Ryan Nagelhout of Uproxx.com, the reigning Finals MVP said that he doesn’t want to compare himself to anyone because it prevents him from being the best player that he can be.
“Comparison is a need for joy. It takes a long time for you to realize that as an NBA player, especially when you’ve been pumped up, as soon as you come into it, you’re promoted a star. You always want to compare yourself to the next guy or the guy that did it before, the MJs, the Kobes, the LeBrons, to rookies. I want to compare myself to my teammates. When you compare yourself at all times to see what guys are doing, you’re taking away from the focus of trying to make yourself the greatest that you can be.”
Kevin Durant has always been compared to Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James because of the fact that they are two of the best players in the league at the moment. However, KD refuses to entertain such comparisons because he’s focused on making himself better over the past couple of years.
In a lot of people’s eyes, KD has already surpassed LeBron as the best player in the league over the past couple of seasons. However, the comparisons won’t end, as Durant will now be facing the question: who’s better, him or Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo?
Durant knows that such conversations will never end, but he’s not someone who will be willing to throw his name just for the sake of discussion. He knows every player is great in their own way, and he’d rather see things in that perspective rather than put someone over the other.