wco81 wrote:If you say so.
I doubt losing in the Finals are going to be remembered as much as people who won the Finals.
That OKC team was loaded. They underachieved if anything.
Perhaps. But OKC haven't made the Finals without him, and GSW won the Finals without KD. And I think Bron's near-misses speak to his greatness almost as much as his rings--his 8 straight Finals appearances.
There's more to sports greatness than just skill and athleticism. KD could be Top 5 in those categories, but that's simply not good enough to be mentioned in the top tier.
Frankly, I put Steph in that upper stratosphere, who unfortunately for KD, is considered by many--including me--to be the wind behind his sails because he creates the space on the court that GSW so easily flies through. Steph won without KD, and until KD wins as the alpha dog somewhere, he's never going to get the acclaim he might even rightly deserve.
FTR, on a personal level, I don't blame KD for going to join his Christian friends to have a happy and ring-filled life. But this is the choice he made and he can't have it both ways.