For the past few seasons, Kevin Durant has emerged as one of the premier superstars in the NBA.
His ability to score in a variety of ways, rebound and—most importantly—his killer instinct has made him an MVP front-runner this season.
Because of his tremendous individual success, Durant has climbed up the list of the league’s best players. On many of those lists, he’s ahead of one of the greatest players in NBA history, Kobe Bryant.
Durant’s statistical success certainly justifies the perception that he’s better than Bryant.
However, there are many reasons why Bryant still has the edge over Durant.
Here are 10.