On his podcast Scal and Pals, former NBA champion Brian Scalabrine compared the biggest stars in the NBA – LeBron James and Kevin Durant – and their influence on their teammates, per USA Today:

“I know a lot of people are looking at the best version of KD before the Achilles injury, or Kyrie from years ago – if everyone was their best, maybe, but that’s not how basketball works. Kyrie, when he won his title, he played with LeBron James, who makes everyone around him better. KD is not LeBron; he’s a very different player and isn’t someone who makes everyone around him better like that. I don’t think they’re tougher than a lot of teams, and I don’t see them being a top-10 defensive team,” Scalabrine said.

“I don’t think their talent is good enough to win a championship,” the 11-year NBA veteran with the New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics, and Chicago Bulls also added.