May 27, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; San Antonio Spurs former player George Gervin stands with current Spurs players and the Western Conference championship trophy after game four of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum. The Spurs won 93-86. Mandatory Credit: Rogelio V. Solis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Will Kevin Durant have a better career than George Gervin?

Former San Antonio Spurs All-Star George Gervin joined First Take yesterday because the NBA Finals are currently in San Antonio.

Gervin was asked by Skip Bayless what he thought about Kevin Durant and if he thought Durant would end up being better than him.

Gervin said that he thought the comparison between himself and Durant was a good one and that Durant will be much better than he was.

This is obvious right? Gervin was a legend and one of the all-time great scorers but what we’re seeing from Durant so far in his career has to project him much higher than Gervin.

Gervin started out in the ABA then played in the NBA with the Spurs from 1976-1985. He led the league in scoring four times. His best season he averaged 33.1 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 52.8 percent from the field in 1979-80.

That’s a great year but is dwarfed by the year Durant had this season when he nearly led the league in scoring while throwing up 50-40-90 shooting splits. Durant also pulls down many more rebounds and even assists this season.

Gervin got to the conference finals three times in his career and his team lost each time. Durant has already been to the Finals and the chances he returns multiple times seems almost certain.

The comparison is still a good one that Durant plays similarly to Gervin. He’s just a much better version of him.

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