Dwight Howard picks who’s the better player: KD or LeBron?

Hawks center Dwight Howard draws a foul on a rebound during a double team by Brooklyn Nets K.J. McDaniels (left) and Trevor Booker in a NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Atlanta.   Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

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Hawks center Dwight Howard draws a foul on a rebound during a double team by Brooklyn Nets K.J. McDaniels (left) and Trevor Booker in a NBA basketball game on Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Atlanta. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

During his appearance on “First Take” on Wednesday, Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard was asked who was the best player in the NBA— LeBron James or Kevin Durant.

Howard struggled to choose between the two former League MVPs and initially choose himself as the League’s best player, but was shut down.

James, averaged 28.5 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists through Game 2 of the Finals, while Durant averaged 35.5 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists.

👀 pic.twitter.com/E0HD5TCF3P— First Take (@FirstTake) June 7, 2017

During his appearance, Howard also discussed what he thought would happen in Game 3 of the Finals and what the Cavaliers need to do to come back from trailing 2-0 in the series.

Howard’s full rationale for picking the League’s best player can be watched below.

Game 3 of the NBA Finals will begin at 9 p.m. on Wednesday night on ABC.