Magic Johnson answers: Has KD passed LeBron as the best player in the NBA? | First Take

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Magic Johnson answers: Has KD passed LeBron as the best player in the NBA? | First Take
Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Magic Johnson discuss whether Kevin Durant has passed LeBron James as the best player in the NBA after his performance in the 2021 NBA playoffs.

0:00 Magic Johnson says Kevin Durant hasn’t passed LeBron as the greatest player in the world just yet.
1:00 Magic reacts to KD’s performance in the series vs. the Bucks.
3:30 Stephen A. says KD has a lot more to do to catch up to LeBron’s resume.

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ESPN 3 ヶ月 前
0:00 Magic Johnson says Kevin Durant hasn’t passed LeBron as the greatest player in the world just yet. 1:00 Magic reacts to KD’s performance in the series vs. the Bucks. 3:30 Stephen A. says KD has a lot more to do to catch up to LeBron’s resume.
Derrick Johnson
Derrick Johnson 3 ヶ月 前
Steven a cuts off magic Johnson smh I’m starting to not like this dude
Hesus Heist
Hesus Heist 3 ヶ月 前
@Anderson Lee been over
Hesus Heist
Hesus Heist 3 ヶ月 前
@Anderson Lee been better
Terance Miller
Terance Miller 3 ヶ月 前
@train diesel what about in miami. Also he did have kyrie who hit the game winning shot
train diesel
train diesel 3 ヶ月 前
@Terance Miller cause kd was on a loaded team with future hof, and bron was carrying 4 bums
Israel Davila
Israel Davila 15 日 前
Magic praise KD not many people get that praise that's gold 🔥🔥
Sean Jacob
Sean Jacob 17 日 前
He will never pass lebron
The Eclipsado
The Eclipsado 18 日 前
is stephen A blind or just a hater? lebron literally has 35.6k points and IS the only player currently that CAN and WILL surpass kareem. and he out here saying he think only KD can? KD ONLY HAS 23K points. HE AINT EVEN CLOSE TO THE 30K CLUB YET. Stephen A hasnt been the same since KD and her mom came to his show. carry on
david kariuki
david kariuki 18 日 前
After LeBron the next big thing will be Gianis
rizope ヶ月 前
1:18 😂
Rishawn Rowe
Rishawn Rowe ヶ月 前
Only Think Kevin Durant Is Better At Is Shooting Jumpers Literally Everything Else Bron Is Better At
Tehui ヶ月 前
I still don't hold much value on KD's wins with Golden State. It was the most pussiest move in the history of the NBA.
Seth Pudao
Seth Pudao 2 ヶ月 前
i prefer kd than the self proclaimed goat
FamousxJI ヶ月 前
KD definitely been the best💯
P Lamsam
P Lamsam 2 ヶ月 前
Stephanie N. Montero
Kd beat lebron in the championship so yesterday passed lebron
Bahama ghost
Bahama ghost 2 ヶ月 前
The guy was out for two seasons. He will not pass Kareem
Josiah James
Josiah James 2 ヶ月 前
Steph Curry is next up once Klay returns.
psp785 2 ヶ月 前
Catch up? Durant ran to team up both times LeBron won a title
BigB Outdoors
BigB Outdoors 2 ヶ月 前
Kd always been the best
M.S. D.
M.S. D. 2 ヶ月 前
KD is more of a killer (like MJ-like) than LeBron and mentally more sound.
mega brain
mega brain 2 ヶ月 前
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JustJeff23 2 ヶ月 前
Kevin Durant couldn’t even carry his team to the finals once his superstar team went down-.-
FamousxJI ヶ月 前
He almost did. Tf are you talking bout? He definitely the best and when the full team is healthy, the Nets winning a championship no doubt💯🖤🤍
Noah Wootten
Noah Wootten 2 ヶ月 前
magic’s laugh makes me feel so happy
James B
James B 2 ヶ月 前
Stephen A is right. KD is amazing and he is in his prime! LeBron is more of a mentor/leader now and does not need to go beast mode as much.
Jemar Neely
Jemar Neely 2 ヶ月 前
Molly needa be fired, she don't know her place on the show. She talks at all the wrong times, too frequently and feels like she's a part of these debates n topics which takes away from the quality of the entertainment bc you're too focused on trynna drown her out instead of enjoying the show. She is just terrible and someone in charge needa put their foot down n say sumn
blaza boss
blaza boss 2 ヶ月 前
Stephen is talking nice things about KD now i wonder why mommas cooking
Zervin Victoriano
Zervin Victoriano 2 ヶ月 前
It seems that, they forgot LeBron will be a year older next season. While Durant is 3 years younger than James. 🤔
Felix Hernandez
Felix Hernandez 2 ヶ月 前
kD the best
Travis Baginashvili
Travis Baginashvili 2 ヶ月 前
Stephen legit said KD didn't have a crew when he was in OKC with Harden and Westbrook...
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since 2017 KD did. But Lebron is more saleable. So they'll say lebron.
Huang Jack
Huang Jack 3 ヶ月 前
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War Tape
War Tape 3 ヶ月 前
He just perform 2 historic games in one series where nobody in the history of nba has done. 49 17 10 nobody 48 in game 7 nobody
FamousxJI ヶ月 前
KD is definitely the best in the world and is nearing that top 10 list of the best players of all time… he probably already solidified his spot carrying Team USA and winning gold in the olympics💯
Exclusive Kix
Exclusive Kix 3 ヶ月 前
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Jeremy Phelps
Jeremy Phelps 3 ヶ月 前
in a 1v1 perspective KD has always been better.
Teresa Thomas
Teresa Thomas 15 日 前
Uh no when the teams are evenly matched LeBron James has prevailed 75% of the time. Before joining GSW kDs record was 16-4
Winston Kalicharan
Winston Kalicharan 3 ヶ月 前
Kevin Durant always been the best, Russell Westbrook is not a good teammate
Derrick Johnson
Derrick Johnson 3 ヶ月 前
Steven a interrupted magic then max interrupted Steven hahhahahah
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kapoa pirae 3 ヶ月 前
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Anthony Gibson
Anthony Gibson 3 ヶ月 前
Molly gotta learn when to shut up. Especially when folks like Magic are talking. He does not need your help.
Anthony Gibson
Anthony Gibson 3 ヶ月 前
Lebron can run a team like no other. KD can not run a team like that.
The Guru4
The Guru4 3 ヶ月 前
Stupid comments by Magic Johnson. Makes no sense.
Taccara Williams
Taccara Williams 3 ヶ月 前
KD is a All time great scorer... Lebron is a better All around player
jimmychu 3 ヶ月 前
lebrun should’ve been 2017 finals mvp even tho they lost
doublez_2423 3 ヶ月 前
KD never owned any era he played in. Before he could challenge GS’s dynasty era for a 3rd year in a row, he joined them. The 73-9 team with 3 HOF’s, a DPOTY, a HOF coach a Finals MVP off the bench and the greatest shooters IN THE GAME. That’s Golden State Era, NOT KD’S. He was stuck under Lebron’s 8 STRAIGHT Finals, and the Spurs, Warriors, Grizzlies, and Rockets took them out from 2012 till he joined the most stack team in nba till the 2021 Nets. This man is an efficient shooter, nothing more
Jason Greene
Jason Greene 3 ヶ月 前
Lebron never had a team as good as the warriors…..
Cherice Lyles-Dunton
KD will never catch up with Lebron. None of them playing will.
Gold Diaries
Gold Diaries 3 ヶ月 前
Y'all forgetting Lebron is in his 19th year and a guy in his prime still can't surpass him and u really still talking about it? SMH
Walter Griffeth
Walter Griffeth 3 ヶ月 前
Could have made the same argument when he played for Oakland .
nena papa
nena papa 3 ヶ月 前
KD is much more talented than Lebron and for sure the best player on the planet, if he's healthy
ElSavo The HatMan
ElSavo The HatMan 3 ヶ月 前
If Lebrun got the edge on da rings den bill russel better den mj 💯
OSC - Old school clips
But why? He lost.
Charles Clark
Charles Clark 3 ヶ月 前
Pippen say Durant isn't as great as LeBron and everyone mad but LeBron entire career he had hear people say he's not mike or Kobe and know one said a thing they talk about the shot where his foot was on the line but forget about the last shot he air balled they quickly said he was tired but if you watch the replay he thought that shot was good he watched anticipating it to go in , how long you'll gonna do this are you scared of his mom because he runs under her skirt , probably did the same as a kid
John Saechao
John Saechao 3 ヶ月 前
Now this sounds better.. lebron James and Kevin Durant. Comparison. Much better. Than Michael Jordan comparision.. both of them can never be compared to the GOAT. Michael Jordan
Red Brown
Red Brown 3 ヶ月 前
I'm ALWAYS going to be partial to anything that Magic has to say about basketball. Period.
Zachary Roach
Zachary Roach 3 ヶ月 前
Kd been the best since 2017
Ramon Diaz
Ramon Diaz 3 ヶ月 前
Bla bla bla finals series playing against Durant beat lebron two times in a row with Two MVP and two clutch shot in the end against lebron so I got KD over lebron because lebron only has one against KD and lebron got lucky the warriors got hurt because KD was coming for a three-peat and is crazy because KD would of easy have 4 Championship with 4 MVP and you know what’s crazy he would of beat lebron last year if KD was healthy
Harley Tatum
Harley Tatum 3 ヶ月 前
KD is better than Lebron on an individual level now. KD doesn't make his teammates better, Lebron does. But Lebron can't hold a team on his shoulders anymore. Makes more sense to compare Lebron to what James Harden is doing right now.
Maudaen Robinson
Maudaen Robinson 3 ヶ月 前
Steven A. Stop trying to defend MJ First, you said Khawai took the crown from Lebron 🤣 now you wanna give it to KD. What teams has lebron had that wS better than KD teams. What Team wS better than warriors, okc with harden , Westbrook , ibaka, etc..KD has always been o. Super teams..He ain't in the same category as Lebron. Luka is the next man up, sooo stop it. Lebron is still the King and will be until he hand it to Luka. Magic stop playing with Steven A.
Maudaen Robinson
Maudaen Robinson 3 ヶ月 前
There is No debate, KD didn't win. Stop lebron is the King and it ain't close. KD will never be because after Lebron there is Luka. KD window has closed. He ain't in conversation with Lebron. Steven A. , KD has always had the better team.
Teneldric Israel
Teneldric Israel 3 ヶ月 前
Magic smoking crack to even think that
Edmar Jason Lorzano
Edmar Jason Lorzano 3 ヶ月 前
I'm sorry but KD was battling in the west for 2011-2016 and went to the Conference finals in 4/5 occasion in the west. He only had Westbrook in those runs. Not to mention He is playing in the freaking Western Conference. If You switch KD and Lebron from 2011-2018, He would also get to 8 straight finals. No competition n the East from 2011-2018
Anita McColl
Anita McColl 3 ヶ月 前
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Hunter Of Secrets
Hunter Of Secrets 3 ヶ月 前
If KD Wins Championship No Doubt He Passed LBJ, 🔥💪😎👌
BBG INC 3 ヶ月 前
Magic has too much Laker Bias, how can he say KD has not passed Lebron? KD is clearly better at this point in there careers, Lebron has lost a step and might not be top 5 in the league.
Don Puzo
Don Puzo 3 ヶ月 前
Why are Americans having problem with understanding the word “current best”. The other day, I said Mendy will win the Urga golden glove this season and someone disagreed (anybody can disagree...it is a function of choice) and said that his favorite has won more trophies. His choice is not even in top 5 this season. If the question was about all time best, then they can say Lebron. But current best is KD
Quan Merriman
Quan Merriman 3 ヶ月 前
All y’all can’t talk at once now….
brandon holder
brandon holder 3 ヶ月 前
Lebron trying to give AD the best player torch. It's been 19 years and KD now in a real position to claim it? 🤣🤣
Marshall Muyembi
Marshall Muyembi 3 ヶ月 前
stephen is deluded gsw was not equal at any level with cleveland. gsw was loaded enough without kd. KD is the best player right now but the reason he does not get into the goat conversation was because of that gsw move.
J972M 3 ヶ月 前
I don't know what else Mama Durant did to this man. Maybe she got some incriminating photos of SAS caught in the act or something but ever since she came on the show and told mans to pipe down he been singing a totally different tune smh
Arun Kumar
Arun Kumar 3 ヶ月 前
Always kd 🔥🔥🔥
Michael Moore
Michael Moore 3 ヶ月 前
jordan pass the torch to kobe and kobe pass the torch to lebron
waterman stonebrake
waterman stonebrake 3 ヶ月 前
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Omni Carter
Omni Carter 3 ヶ月 前
What are they talking about kd and lebron both lost.
big shaq dragon
big shaq dragon 3 ヶ月 前
Imagine someone thought KD is better than Lebron, when KD can’t even win eastern conference. While Lebron since 2011 until he left eastern conference, never lost a series.
Andy Larkin
Andy Larkin 3 ヶ月 前
trae young and booker aren't superstars. Kd, Lebron, steph, giannis, kawhi. Are your superstars. They aren't even top 10 players in the league.
Willis 6
Willis 6 3 ヶ月 前
Why are they talking about rings lol. The question is who is better RIGHT NOW. And that is KD
Mark Sawyer
Mark Sawyer 3 ヶ月 前
James' stock going down, KD's stock going up. The two lines crossed this year--KD is #1.
Na'Dreon Williams
Na'Dreon Williams 3 ヶ月 前
KD averaged 35 in 2017 finals because he was never Double teamed with Steph and Klay on the perimeter
New Job
New Job 3 ヶ月 前
Lebron is 37 please stop 🍆 riding kd he ain’t get it done he ain’t make it out the East kawhi got out the East first year just remember that
John Dave
John Dave 3 ヶ月 前
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John Dave 3 ヶ月 前
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John Dave 3 ヶ月 前
John Dave
John Dave 3 ヶ月 前
John Dave
John Dave 3 ヶ月 前
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John Dave
John Dave 3 ヶ月 前
Alton Pettijohn
Alton Pettijohn 3 ヶ月 前
When KD loss in his first Finals against LeBron, he went with a bunch of promising rookies. LeBron had 2 All-stars in Wade and Bosh. But when KD slid to Golden State, he too, had his own super team. That's all Magic was trying to say.
Teresa Thomas
Teresa Thomas 15 日 前
The thing is those promising rookies weren't actually rookies & beat Everybody to get to the finals Kobe,Dirk etc. Miami wasn't a super team in fact they had just got bounced out the playoffs before LeBron joined Dwade. Bosh wasn't even top 15 in the league at the time. The GSW was the top team Ever in NBA history before kD joined so joining GSW made it over the top.2012 was a great matchup where OKC was favored to win Not the heat
Alton Pettijohn
Alton Pettijohn 3 ヶ月 前
That aged well 😂
Winter Malerky
Winter Malerky 3 ヶ月 前
Best player and passed LBJ after loss to Bucks? Lol.
Rob Jarreau
Rob Jarreau 3 ヶ月 前
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Jalen Woolfolk
Jalen Woolfolk 3 ヶ月 前
Y'all called Lebron the best player in the world after he got swept by the Warriors, 4-1ed by the Warriors, 4-1ed by the Spurs, but KD ain't the best bc he lost after dropping nearly 50 in a Game 7? Y'all ESPN people are crazy and Magic still mad that MJ surpassed him with the way he boosts Lebron every chance he gets.
Chris Beneway
Chris Beneway 3 ヶ月 前
joel britton
joel britton 3 ヶ月 前
That doesn't make sense. LeBron was known as the best player.. even when he lost all the years in the finals??? KD is the best in the world
dankenkit 3 ヶ月 前
Nobody listens to the girl lol
Johnny Jones Jr
Johnny Jones Jr 3 ヶ月 前
The fact that Lebron is even in argument for best player in the league when we watched him go 3/10 in a first half while getting waxed by 30 Kd averaged a smooth 35 against the bucks. Kd has been a better scorer than Lebron but yea you can give Lebron the playmaking aspect
Why we not Famous?
Why we not Famous? 3 ヶ月 前
KD ain’t no spring chicken tho, his reign will be very short. Luka is coming, Tatum is coming and a bunch of other young hitters
Why we not Famous?
Why we not Famous? 3 ヶ月 前
Lebron better than KD but Durant is more skilled. KD can’t lead a team without another MVP on his team. Giannis was choking every year until he played “the best player” in the league now let that sink in.
Luc Jan Redulla
Luc Jan Redulla 3 ヶ月 前
Lebron scored 51 points in Game 1 Finals 2018 but still loss Durant scored 48 points in Game 7 Western Conference Semi Finals 2021 but still loss
Victor Conrad
Victor Conrad 3 ヶ月 前
I can’t see James letting another player from his generation pass him. I also can’t see why people think KD is better than lebron. KD is always injured. Excuse after excuse. Had to team up with the best team in the league in the golden state warriors. That’s more of a fake ring than lebron Covid ring.
Jordan Lee
Jordan Lee 3 ヶ月 前
i dunno what Magic talkin about. Chips aside...KD was better than LeBron from when he splashed two dagger 3s in LeBrons face two different finals games to seal two championships. 2/4 of LeBrons chips came on unusual circumstances for the league. first a shortened season and then a Covid season.
Eric Davis
Eric Davis 3 ヶ月 前
I've never seen people get praised for losing
Cooking Parker
Cooking Parker 3 ヶ月 前
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Rob 3 ヶ月 前
Is this a question??? KD has been the best player in the league for some time now
Supreme R.A. Almighty Official
LBJ avg 33.6 ppg 10ast 12rb on Almost 60 pct smh 🤦🏿come on he avg a triple double plus /minus had to more than KD Smith on some BS lowering LBJ avg under a point 👉🏿 STOP it 5
Ker Loz
Ker Loz 3 ヶ月 前
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tennaj 3 ヶ月 前
LeBron is the best in the NBA !!
Sean Watlington
Sean Watlington 3 ヶ月 前
BTW: ain’t this the same weak eastern conference that LeBron played in 🤔🤔🤔🤔. Just food for thought
Jervis Paraggua
Jervis Paraggua 3 ヶ月 前
Johnson here again with the greatest of all time, best of all time debate again, with the torch, he keeps talking about the torch how larry passed the torch to him lol they were in the same generation, he told that sheriff story 100 times. There is no greatest of all time, it would be unfair for every superstar that played the game. johnson talking like role players dont exist, its a team ball after all. What about bill russel? He has more rings than jordan, also horry. How come duncan was never in the conversation? He has as much ring as kobe.
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