A promotional event for the NBA 2K15 basketball game was held in New York on Tuesday, featuring NBA stars Kevin Durant, James Harden, Stephen Curry, and Anthony Davis. Durant spoke about his talents and was asked on what he's best at in the league. His answer?
KD: "Honestly, I think I score better than anybody." #2KUncensored— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) August 19, 2014
Well, Durant's led the league in scoring in four of the past five seasons, so he's got a pretty solid case backing him against his competition. In the past five years, he averaged 29.3 points while shooting 49% from the field and 38.1% from behind the arc. Also, he led the league in total points for each of the past five seasons with 11,000 regular season points and 2,109 points in the playoffs.
There's a strong argument to be made backing Durant's answer, while others stirred the pot with more controversial statements. Stephen Curry made the bold claim that he's better than LeBron James offensively, and James Harden declared that he's the best all-around player in the NBA.
"A better offensive player, me or LeBron? That's the first time I've ever been asked that question. Me," Curry said, in an interview on "The Dan Patrick Show."
Durant's claim that he can score better than anybody may just be true. From here, the only thing Durant has left to do now is to fill his fingers with championship rings, and get some championship banners hung up in the rafters of the Chesapeake Energy Arena.