LeBron James and Kevin Durant will represent Team USA at the London Olympics very shortly, but I'd like to go back and discuss when they squared off against each other during the 2012 NBA Finals. It was a case of James, the league MVP, against scoring champion Durant.
James and his Miami Heat won the series in five games, but the debate pot shouldn't be taken off the fire yet. If you had to build a team from scratch and could choose one of these two studs to be the star of your team, who would you pick?
Would it be the versatile and powerful James, or would it be the sweet and smooth Durant? Despite how we may feel about either player, it's a tough choice.
That said, let's have a look at each aspect of their respective games and determine just who has the edge when it comes to being the better star.