Kevin Durant: Is He A One-Hit Wonder, The Next Vince Carter?

September 8th, 2010 by Gordon Garner Leave a reply »
In the last twelve months Kevin Durant has been quickly elevated to the status of superstar in the NBA.

Most people rank Durant as one of the top three or four players in the NBA.

But is he a truly a bona fide  superstar? Or is he more of a one-hit wonder?

I propose that he may be the next coming of Vince Carter. 

Carter achieved superstardom early in his career but eventually turned out to be little more than a very good NBA player.

Let's see how the careers of these two players compare.

The NBA Draft

Both players came into the draft as one of the most exciting and talked about college players in the country. 

Vince Carter was selected 5th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors. He was then immediately traded to the Toronto Raptors for the fourth pick, Carter's collegiate teammate Antawn Jamison.

Kevin Durant was selected 2nd overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Seattle Supersonics. (The Seattle Supersonics were one year away from their move to Oklahoma City).


Both Carter and ...

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