Pippen, Richard Jefferson Pick Kevin Durant over LeBron, Harden to Win 1 Game

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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) talks to Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. The Lakers won 127-101. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

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LeBron James has been considered the best in the league for a long time, but two former NBA champions wouldn’t bet everything on him. 

On ESPN’s The Jump Monday, Scottie Pippen and Richard Jefferson were asked which player they would take to start their team if they had one game to win or someone would “take [their] house away.” After some thought, both said Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant.

They parted ways after that, however, with Pippen saying James Harden would be his No. 2 choice while Jefferson picked James.

“Harden is the No. 2 player in the game right now,” Pippen said, per the show’s Twitter account.

The reigning MVP was arguably even better this season, averaging 36.1 points per game during the regular season to lead the NBA. However, his inconsistency during the playoffs should raise questions about whether you want him to win one game.

Meanwhile, James became somewhat of a forgotten m

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