At least that’s the result of a Sports Illustrated poll of 154 NBA players who were asked who they would like to play alongside for 10 years: LeBron James or Kevin Durant.
Here’s the breakdown:
– 58 percent said LeBron
– 42 percent said KD
– 65 percent of those voting for LeBron were age 35 or older
– 55 percent of those voting for Durant were under 25
LeBron is 26 years old and a better rebounder (9.1 to 8.5) and passer (9.2 assists to 3.4).
Durant is 22 years old and a better scorer (29.0 to 26.1)
And LeBron is a bigger winner.
LeBron’s teams have a .618 winning percentage
Durant’s teams have a .426 winning percentage.
Just one more example of this budding rivalry between LeBron and KD, which our man Darnell Mayberry examined in a story about the NBA’s next great rivalry on the morning of their first meeting this year.
This SI Players NBA Poll appears in the new issue of Sports Illustrated, which hits newsstands Wednesday.