What stans think: ESPN bias prevents Durant's exposure as the "true" best player in the league.
What haters think: Where's his ring?
What realists think: He's probably the second best player in the league right now. When did that become a bad thing?
He's playing in a dinky market in an era where sports journalism decides to only focus on a handful of stories. That being said, Durant still gets his own bit of shine. He's been on magazine covers, he's a four-time All-Star and he's got his scoring titles. Given time he'll get a ring and, eventually, be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. Like we already mentioned, stans and haters live in the now, with little patience. Then again without them sports radio would die, and you'd have nothing to scoff to yourself at while stuck in traffic.