LeBron James vs. Kevin Durant

Cohen’s Analysis: Most argue that James and Durant are the two best players in the NBA – though Paul George is creeping up rather quickly. We got a taste of how enthralling this matchup can be over the course of a playoff series when the Heat eliminated the Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals.

While there is far more pressure on Durant to win his first NBA title and prove he deserves to be mentioned amongst the greatest players in league history, both are spectacular athletes and competitors.

The rivalry has been tamed somewhat recently. Remember, there was a time when it was debatable who was the better player. But after capturing two straight titles, LeBron has risen well above his aspiring counterpart.

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