Skip Bayless explains how Kevin Durant can lead the Curry-less Warriors to win another championship

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In his conversation on Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors defeating Russell Westbrook's OKC Thunder, Skip Bayless explains how KD is the key to the Warriors winning another NBA championship title without Stephen Curry.

- Point is, in the end, the guy who stood tallest in what's now Russell's house, was Kevin Durant. He goes 34 and 10. And he is once again showing you he is the best player on this planet.

- Stop it, Skip Bayless! Why you got to ruin the conversation every time by saying this foolishness? You know Kevin Durant is not better. You had every guy come out here, NBA player come out here and tell you, oh, it's LeBron by a mile. It's not even close. Coaches have said that. And even on the air and off the air, it's not close. And you still refuse to acknowledge this man's greatness why?

- Who was the MVP of the Finals? That's all I need to know. Last year's Finals, help me out.

- Who was the MVP of the Super Bowl? So by that logic, Nick Foles is better than Tom Brady?

- No.

- Well, why?

- This is five on five. And it winds up being one on one.

- It was 11 on 11.

- Oh, stop. You-- Skip, you and I both know, Kevin Durant is not better than LeBron. He's not asked to do--

- Who took over last year's NBA Finals and-- and took over in LeBron's house? Who took the game over?

- OK, Kevin Durant--

- Kevin Durant. He showed you. He made a resounding statement. I'm better than you.

- He made a shot.

- The torch has been passed.

- Well, Nick Foles made the throw. What about that throw to Zach Ertz? That was the throw.

- I agree with you. I've been telling you, Nick Foles is better than Carson Wentz.

- No, he's better than Tom Brady.

- You keep closing my argument for me.

- Stop, Skip.

- And if you want to do that, let's go. Let's go into that one.

- No. LeBron averages--

- Nick Foles is really good. And you got a problem next year, because Carson Wentz is going to be the backup.

- LeBron James averaged a triple double over five games. It's never been done before. And he lost. How do you get, because the guy won the Finals MVP, after the guy he was guarding averaged a triple double-- and look what he's following it up with this year.

- He made all the crucial shots. He made them. Do you remember the shots he was making? Do you remember the baseline jump shot he made in that crucial turnaround?

- Here's a little unknown fact.

- Oh.

- Steph Curry averaged 28, nine, and eight. He's a two-time MVP. His team played better. They made more plays. But to say LeBron James-- the man averaged a triple double, and you say somebody snatched his crown because they won the-- they won the championship? Come on, Skip.

- Kevin Durant stood tallest again last night. And again, if they don't have Steph for the whole playoffs, I still like this team to win.

- You won't bet nothing.

- I will.

- No, you won't.

- I got to see the matchups.

- I don't care what the matchup is.

- And we will bet lots.

- They're not coming out the West without Steph.

- Yes, they are. Yep, we'll bet on it. Let me see how it falls, because right now, the West is in total flux. I'm not even sure-- seriously, I'm not sure the Thunder are going to make the playoffs in the West. I'm not sure my Spurs are going to make the playoffs in the west, because they blew a game they should've--

- Wait, hold on. Hold on, whoa, whoa, whoa. How does a Popovich-- what was Tony Parker doing? See, if he'd have spend less time worried about Kawai, Tony Parker could have been doing what he was supposed to do.

- They were up five with like a minute left. You can't do it.

- You were up 19 at one point.

- It reminded me vaguely of game six. And I stayed up to watch this whole thing. And it just nearly-- I couldn't even go to sleep. I was just out of my mind, because they blew a game. They could have clinched last.