Chris Broussard reveals how Kevin Durant can surpass LeBron as the best NBA player in the world

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Joining Nick Wright, Cris Carter and Jenna Wolfe on First Things First, Chris Broussard reacts to Kevin Durant's comments he made on Bill Simmons' podcast. Broussard reveals how KD can surpass LeBron James as the best NBA player in the world.

- "All your blog boys and your fanboys that's gonna use--

- Whoa.

- "--everything I say and create an article-- watch a basketball game. How about you write that I just want to say that, because all these guys are going to write articles and get real mad about what I said tonight. They're going to put their emotions into it. It's not about you.

Watch a basketball game. Enjoy the game. Stop worrying so much about me."

[INAUDIBLE] Um, I mean, a little bit sensitive, considering you sort of brought it on yourself, I will just say. Is this Durant's chance to prove that he can win on his own? And if you feel free to react, if you'd like, to the--

- Yeah, I think we'll get into that later. I'll answer your question first. His legacy as an all-time great is set. So, if they don't win it-- I won't kill them if they lose to Houston without Steph, in the conference finals. If they lose to LeBron and the Cavs in the finals without Steph, I wouldn't kill him. Some might, but I would not.

But what this is, is an opportunity. If Steph is out-- and, obviously, we hope that's not the case. But, if he's out, this is an opportunity for him to enhance his legacy. If he leads this team to a title without Steph and, if they get to the finals, play LeBron and the Cavs, and he beats LeBron and outplays him in the clutch, like he did last year in the finals--

- With no Steph Curry.

- Without Steph?

- Without Steph.

- Oh.

- Then he would be he would be regarded, I think, at that point, as the best player in the world. Remember, on Christmas Day, they beat the Cavs without Steph. And he did outplay LeBron. So, if he does that in the finals, without Steph, then it enhances his legacy. And you start thinking of him, potentially, going higher in the all-time rankings.

- And, Nick, who are the top five players in the NBA, right now?

- Right now, LeBron, KD, Harden, Steph, and there's an argument about five-- Giannis, or the Brow, or Kawhi, or Russ--

- Westbrook.

- Yeah. I mean, there's--

- OK. All those guys down there-- Russ, there's major complaints about. Kawhi, we're complaining about him, right now, and, before that, potentially, was he injury, all right. The Brow has never won a playoff game.

- Yeah.

- Not a series, a game. OK. Harden-- is he ever going to play any defense? Can he play with anyone else?

- Right. Right.

- Steph, can he stay healthy? Is this sustainable? Right? Can he play without a superstar? KD--

- LeBron. LeBron gets killed.

- I mean, all-- all of them.

- KD's-- go ahead, CC. I'm sorry. I'll wait.

- I mean, all of them are criticized. All of them are critiqued. And all of them are the best players in the world. Like, this is normal, KD. Like, you try to act like, well, just because you went to Golden State, like, no.

It didn't-- are you getting criticized more? But let me tell you something. When you said you hit that shot last year and the torch was passed, well, then, accept the torch, then.

- There you go.

- I mean, if you-- if you're the best basketball player in the world, we should be writing about you. We should be talking about you. Now-- now, I'm not a writer, so I know he wasn't talking about me. But it's the type of pressure, as an elite athlete, that that's what you want. You want the conversation to be around you.

- He doesn't know that. He can't tell what he wants. Sometimes he wants it and sometimes he doesn't.