Well here's my take on the issue:
Durant and LBJ are obviously the two best players in the NBA and will be taken 1-2 every year for the forseeable future. Yes if you draft either guy you'll be well ahead.
I've owned LBJ 2/4 years i've played and won two titles in those years. Heres my team from last year:
LBJ,Harden,Kobe,Josh Smith,Sessions,Conley,M Gasol,Gortat,Humphries,Jack,RYNO,Bass,MWP
As you can see i was overpowered and went unbeaten 14-0
The counter argument is that the team i played had this:
Jennings,Z-Bo,Cousins,Ellis,K thompson,Howard,Tyreke,Marion,Hibbert,George,Big Baby,Isiah thomas.
This team was the one i beat by one point in the finals(he was the defending champ)
Hell in the other 2 years the owners of durant/lbj didn't do shite in my league.
TLDR is that yes having either one helps greatly it's no guarantee.
This post was edited on 1/27 at 4:11 pm