Why Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant May Be A Better Combo Than LeBron, D-Wade

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Why Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant May Be A Better Combo Than LeBron, D-Wade
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With the exception of Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have arguably been the top two players in the NBA for the past half decade. 

Despite ultimately failing to bring a title to Cleveland, King James has done just about everything else to assert himself as the league's top dog. A two-time defending most valuable player, LeBron's career statistics of 27.8 ppg, 7.0 apg and 7.0 rpg demonstrate that the only real "decision" teams must make when facing James pertains to which aspect of the game do they want to get burned on. 

In every sense of the word, LeBron is a triple threat. Guard him close and he'll blow right by you, not hesitating to dunk on your poor teammate helplessly standing below the rim. Give him space and he'll nail a jumper in your face, an aspect of his game that has been steadily improving over the past few seasons.

Double him, and he'll probably still score on you. More often than not however, he'll use his supersonic court vision time and time again to find an open teammate for an uncontested shot. 

And if he misses? Well, James will probably just grab the rebound. 

Most, if not all of the same qualities could also be said for the more senior Miami Heat star, Dwyane Wade. One of the most clutch players in the game, D-Wade's electrifying talents have elevated him into a surefire future hall of famer.  Not to mention, the former Marquette standout already has an NBA Championship under his belt. 

With all the above taken into account, how can their possibly be a duo better than this unstoppable pair of newlyweds? 

Meet Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, the Lewis and Clark behind the Oklahoma City Thunder, a rising midwestern power.

Although their talents may not appear compare to LeBron and Wade on the surface, some deeper exploration may prove that at the end of the day, this pair very well may end up with more rings. 

Without further ado, here are ten reasons why Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook may end up being a more effective duo than LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. 

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