​The question year after year we have is who is going to overtake LeBron James as the best basketball player in the world? There have been several guys who have stepped up and played big-time basketball against the King in the Finals. 


Whether it's Kawhi Leonard, Steph Curry or Kevin Durant, each of them have had their moments of glory at James' expense.


In an interview with Dan Woike of the LA Times, Durant said, "I don’t believe I’m better than anyone, but I don’t believe [anybody] is better than me, and I think that’s how a lot of people feel." 


That makes less than no sense, because that would make Durant some sort of ghost in NBA purgatory.


Sure, ​KD has all the numbers to back up the claims that he is the best in the world. He is a two-time defending ​NBA champion and Finals MVP, as well as a multiple time scoring champion and a former league MVP. 


His two championships, by the way, have both come at the expense of LeBron James these past two years.

However, not being better than anybody, but having nobody be better than him really is impossible to understand from Durant. Is he trying to say that he, LeBron and others are all equally great and should be recognized as such?


Maybe. But, ​that sort of attitude from Durant seems to have been left behind since he bolted from Oklahoma City two years ago.