Kevin Durantcredit: newspaper.li/static
A few days ago, it was Chris Bosh saying that the Los Angeles Lakers have the best team in the league on paper. Of course, this is news coming from a defending NBA champion.
Now, Kevin Durant is echoing this belief. You wouldn’t expect one of the league’s best handful of players and one of the main competitors to the Lakers to say this.
After acquiring Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, among others, it might be hard to argue against them.
The two-time scoring champion had this to say about Los Angeles and their new super-team:
“People outside, fans, media, of course they are going to say (the Lakers are the favorites) because on paper they have the best lineup in the league. But you still got to play the games. We respect everybody. We are going to go through the league respecting everybody as well.
“We already view ourselves as an elite team, but we have to prove it again. Last year is over with.”
With this being said, do I actually bel...