There have been questions upon questions upon questions following Team USA this summer. Are they big enough to beat Spain? Will Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden be able to play with LeBron James just weeks after his Heat beat their Thunder in the playoffs (my answer: if Jordan and Drexler could play together in '92, these guys are going to be just fine)? Will Kevin Durant use these Olympics to spring board past LeBron James as best player in the world? And yes there's that ridiculous question about whether they could beat the Dream Team. At a recent interview session, head coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked who the best player in basketball was. Coach K opted for the reigning MVP.
Mike Krzyzewski, today at USA training HQ in East London: "LeBron is the best player in the world right now."— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) July 26, 2012
He didn't say "ever." He didn't say will be the best for the foreseeable future. He said "best player right now" and the way James played during the Finals, with a less than 100& Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, who could argue with him. Yes, Coach K has had close ties to Kobe Bryant, but this isn't 2008 when the Kobe-LeBron thing was you know, debateable. It's LeBron now and it'll be LeBron until Kevin Durant (or Anthony Davis in four or five years) catches up to him.