The former MVP is currently trying his hardest to lead his team into the postseason although it’s been a rough year for the Nets.
Despite the injuries and bad luck, Durant has been playing terrific basketball and has cemented himself as one of the best to ever play the game.
But that doesn’t mean some people don’t think he has gotten the short end of the stick.
I legit feel for KD… he had to be 2nd best to LeBron for a decade and the MOMENT he might’ve passed LeBron, Giannis passed him.
2nd player out of high school. 2nd pick in the draft. 2nd best player in the NBA for life. Legit awful luck.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) April 1, 2022
Nick Wright took to Twitter to say that he feels bad for Durant.
Wright pointed out that for most of Durant’s career, he has always been considered second-best to LeBron James.
And now that he has the chance to surpass James, he has to compete with the unstoppable Giannis Antetokounmpo.
“2nd player out of high school. 2nd pick in the draft. 2nd best player in the NBA for life. Legit awful luck,” Wright tweeted.
But does Durant really have bad luck?
First of all, the idea of Durant being the second-best player in the league behind James is debatable.
Some people stand by the claim of Durant being the best current player in the league – and make some good points about it.
And even if Durant really is second-best, that’s not a bad fate.
The NBA is more competitive and, frankly, more impressive than it ever has been.
Being the second-best in this current league is a ridiculously great feat.
All of the noise and comparisons certainly don’t matter to Durant.
He is focused solely on the game and always has been.
The guy lives and breathes basketball and doesn’t care who thinks he’s the best or second-best.
In fact, his mindset is one of the reasons why he is so great.